Archinect - News 2014-12-19T02:31:42-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/55603807/structureless-structure Structureless structure? Orhan Ayyüce 2012-08-20T11:05:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T15:27:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/69ylsjp9e3ukts2e.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The general Idea from my interpretation was to produce a lightweight structure that uses minimal material yet uses technology to account for the lack of girth and material. - Rogelio Mercado</p></em><br /><br /><p> The buildings are always designed with redundant structural assemblies to resist forces that might happen maybe .001 time of their existence and sometimes never. So what happens when all that structural apparatus and weight has taken out from an experimental "structure" is explained to a group of traveling students by Prof. Haag from HOCHSCHULE BIBERACH UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES in Stuttgart, Germany. This fascinating video shot by Cal Poly student Rogelio Mercado shows how the actuators placed in four corners re-distribute the weight continuously and keep the large plywood sheet dome from collapsing.</p>