Model Expo Roof 2000
Objective: Isolating a building's primary structural systems, and to build a scale model highlighting those components, Herzog’s Expo Roof completed for the 2000 World Expo in Hanover, Germany, is a structure that demonstrates numerous methods for timber construction in a variety of ways such as round, sawn, and glued timber as well as laminated veneer. The goal was to understand how the main structure composed of four shells, four cantilevers, a central steel structure and a tower, worked together to delicately balance both horizontal and vertical forces on each of its independently constructed components. First modeling the Expo Roof in Rhinoceros, each piece of the structure was isolated allowing for the creation of a 2D drawing of each of its components. To ensure maximum precision, the 2D file was laser cut out of basswood, and the necessary steel parts were then crafted out of aluminum. This process allowed for the successful completion of a 1:75 scale model of the Expo Roof. 
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Model Expo Roof 2000

Cornell University Spring 2011 Professor Brett Schneider Objective: Isolating a building's primary structural systems, and to build a scale mod Read More
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