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Computation to Construction (and back again)

This construction experiment was the culmination of research that was prompted by the failures encountered on Mfangano Island while building the EKFM Radio Studio. The project presented an innovative process from designing high-performance thin-tile vaults that brought to light the relationship between computation and material construction. The structural, material and constructive capacities of computationally derived vaults that deviate from simple traditional forms were explored.

Link to the full University of Pennsylvania Master of Architecture thesis.

Master of Architecture Thesis, The University of Pennsylvania School of DesignPhiladelphia, PA

Thesis Advisor:
Prof. Franca Trubiano

Thesis Coordinator:
Prof. Annette Fierro

Funding: E. Lewis Dales Fellowship, PennDesign, 2013 - 1st Prize, $3500

You can find the entire thesis at this link

Other Projects:
all work by Jonathan Dessi-Olive unless otherwise noted.  © 2020 all rights reserved.