experimental structures

MIKADOweb experimental pavilion, structural improvements, University of Innsbruck, 2012
MIKADOweb, irregular gridshell with membrane suspension as experimental pavilion, University of Innsbruck, 2011
MIKADOweb, development of irregular gridshell from short sticks with membrane suspension as buildable bamboo structure, University of Innsbruck, participation “Universities meet in Architecture”programme, Architecture Biennale Venice, 2010

MIKADOweb is an innovative lightweight structure from short rods assembled in an irregular pattern forming a widespan, free-form shell. The irregular pattern of the rods allows high tolerances. A suspended membrane, usable as building skin stabilizes the shell structurally. The connections are simple and low cost allowing erection with unskilled workers. The usage of bamboo as lightweight, widespread material is ideal for this ecologically, economocally sustainable building system.
In collaboration with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eda Schaur, Institute for Structure and Design, University of Innsbruck and students an erection system was developed and tested in diverse scale models and experimental structures.