TECHNE 22 (2021): Circular Transition and Design
Research and Experimentation

Designing a steel connection with a high degree of disassembly: a practice-based experience

Francesco Incelli
Dipartimento di Culture e Progetto, IUAV Università di Venezia, Italia
Luciano Cardellicchio
School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Published July 29, 2021
Keywords
  • Circular economy,
  • Structure,
  • Connection,
  • Disassembly,
  • Design for Disassembly
How to Cite
Incelli, F., & Cardellicchio, L. (2021). Designing a steel connection with a high degree of disassembly: a practice-based experience. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (22), 104-113. https://doi.org/10.36253/techne-10574

Abstract

This article is derived from a feasibility study for a single-story elevation at the Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP) in the United Kingdom. This project embraced two fundamental principles of the circular economy: flexibility of interior spaces and Design for Disassembly (DfD). The goals were to reduce the risk of demolition and preserve the value of the building material to empower its later use. These principles formed the solution for the structural frame. For this paper, the engineering phase was carried out to improve the structural connections designed according to DfD principles and following generative design methods.

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