Cardboard in Architecture

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Mick Eekhout, Fons Verheijen, Ronald Visser
IOS Press, 2008 - Architecture - 167 pages
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The Department of Building Technology at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft is studying and developing cardboard as a potential building material on a broad, systematic and where possible comprehensive basis. The guiding research question is: "How can cardboard be used in both architectural and structural terms as a fully fledged building material, making use of the material-specific properties?" An exploratory phase from 2003 to 2005 - including an outdoor pilot structure (multi-shed), a pilot pavilion accommodating, an exhibition, workshops on resistance to fire and to damp, a first patent (KCPK), the design of an interior wall (Besin) and the publication of this book - was concluded by an international symposium attended by both the paper industry and the building industry. This publication comprises the report on that symposium.
 

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This is a highly detailed and fascinating book. It has been extremely useful and helpful in aiding the construction of a termite city. Unfortuantely, there was nothing in the book about the rapid consumption of cardboard-based structures by insects. The city collapsed into anarchy after only a week, and several thousands of termites have died from excessive intake of carcinogenic glue, used in the construction of the buildings. 

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its an excellent book over cardboard

Contents

Cardboard Technical Research and Developments at Delft University of Technology
1
Cardboard in Architecture an Overview
21
Paper Leaves
49
The Design and Building Process of a Cardboard Pavilion
59
A House of Cardboard
69
Structural Engineering and Design in Paper and Cardboard
95
Application of Cardboard in Partitioning
119
Mechanical Behaviour of Cardboard in Construction
131
The Cardboard Dome as an Example of an Engineers Approach
147
Epilogue
165
Author Details
167
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Mick Eekhout is a professor of product design at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He runs his own commercial practice, which specializes in creating space structures.

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