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Resources of Automation Applied in Architecture

Grant number: 12/24263-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning
Principal Investigator:Maria Gabriela Caffarena Celani
Grantee:
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, SP, Brazil

Abstract

From the development of microelectronics, the Automation created a technological revolution in many sectors of society, especially in industry. The arrival of digital culture to architecture brings beneficial elements that increase the diversity of shapes and creations to be projected, giving thus a new era for architecture.The creation of structures with movements that adapt to external factors brings the possibility of create an alive architecture, that has a time-dependent manner. Thus, providing more comfort, the buildings can adapt to life, needs and tastes of its residents.This research will be developed based on trends of world architecture that are still poorly found in Brazil. Initially, there will be a data collection and analysis of references to then enter into a research phase practice, divided into two stages. The first consists in learning to use the new equipments of cut by Numeric Control in the Laboratory of Automation and Prototyping for Architecture and Construction (LAPAC)  performing tests of speed and power and producing tables and practical manuals that can contribute to the work of other researchers. The second stage of practical phase consists in the construction of a prototype of an automated kinetic system including sensors and actuators. The modeling system will be done in an integrated manner to a digital parametric modeling system, which will provide its geometrical behavior. (AU)