Smart tiles systems - Spatial structures based on tile systems without external joints

DS 75-9: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.9: Design Methods and Tools, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013

Year: 2013
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Karake Tener, Polina; Grobman, Yasha Jacob
Series: ICED
Institution: Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Page(s): 013-022
ISBN: 978-1-904670-52-0
ISSN: 2220-4334


The paper presents an ongoing research that examines the potential of creating and implementing infinite spatial tiling systems without external joints. It defines types of possible natural nets that have a potential of tiling, and inherent joining variations. In addition, it presents and discusses a case study in which an infinite spatial tile system was developed, and found its implementation as a Green Partition. Finally, it examines the potential and advantages of such systems.

Keywords: Infinite spatial structure, tile system, green wall, inherent joining, structural morphology, topological interlocking


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