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The Rapidly Deployable and Assembled Tensegrity (RDAT) project enables the efficient automated design and deployment of differential-geometry tensegrity structures through computation-driven design-to-installation workflow. RDAT employs the integration of parametric and solid-modeling methods with production by streamlining computer numerically controlled manufacturing through novel detailing and production techniques to develop an efficient manufacturing and assembly system. The RDAT project emerges from the Authors' research in academia and professional practice focusing on computationally produced full-scale performative building systems and their innovative uses in the building and construction industry.


Originally published as Anzalone, Phillip, Stephanie Bayard, and Ralph S. Steenblik. "Rapidly Deployed and Assembled Tensegrity System: An Augmented Design Approach." (2017) in ACADIA 2017: DISCIPLINES & DISRUPTION [Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-96506-1] Cambridge, MA 2-4 November, 2017), pp. 92-101. ACADIA is an open access publication.



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