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dc.contributor.authorTAN YONG SHEN
dc.identifier.citationTAN YONG SHEN (2012-01-13). CUSTOMIZED JOINTS IN ARCHITECTURE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractThere is always a close relationship between architectural design and how it is being constructed. In recent history, construction was determined by what the industry can offer. The need for the construction process to be economically viable and fast has resulted in the components being modular and standardized in nature, especially in the area of joint details. Though modular and standardized joints aid in the efficiency of constructing a building, it poses several problems which largely restrict the design of the building. Structure, form and appearance are a few areas greatly influenced by the joint used. A customized joint on the other hand removes these restrictions; allowing architects to design suitable joints for each connection. These frees up the restrictions that comes along with standardized joints. The design process together with the fabrication techniques have always been a major problem when working with customized joints. However, with the emergence of digital design processes and fabrication techniques (CAD/CAM), we are able to design and fabricate custom joints more efficiently and in a shorter period of time. The problem with information generation and management will be alleviated. Through case studies, cross discipline enquiries, literature review and interviews, this paper analyses the potentials and rationale for customized joints in its influence on structural typologies, spatial design, aesthetics and sustainability of the building. The knowledge gained can be used as a framework to determine the potential and worthiness and possibility of having customized joints in any project, and to what degree of customization it should be.
dc.subjectDesign Technology and Sustainability
dc.subjectCheah Kok Ming
dc.subject2011/2012 DTS
dc.subjectComputer-aided design
dc.subjectComputer-aided manufacturing
dc.subjectCustomized joints
dc.subjectDegrees of customization
dc.subjectDigital fabrication
dc.contributor.supervisorCHEAH KOK MING
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M.ARCH)
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