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  • Building Freeform
  • Origami
  • Arch design
  • Cardboard Bridge
  • Crossing my Bridge

Arch design 2018

Oct. 2018 

In this hands-on introduction to masonry structures and graphic statics, students design and build a full-scale masonry arch out of foam plates.

Construire le courbe 2018

Sep. 2018 

Début imminent de l'atelier 2018, centré sur la construction en bois, la conception sous contraintes, l'analyse des structures, et la mise en pratique de ces notions sur un ouvrage expérimental.

Building freeform 2017

Sep. 2017 

This edition exploits the new robotic manufacturing cell and address main complex structures constraints: connections, flatness of panels and formal freedom.

Fold me a shelter

Aug. 2017 

Origami techniques were the seed for designing light shelters made of extruded polystyrene, where folding provides structural properties to thin shells.

Building freeform 2016

Sep. 2016 

Everything changes for this edition of the workshop dedicated to double curved structures. Realization of a full scale wooden gridshell is foreseen.

Robotised shell and arches

Mar. 2016 

The ENPC hosted its first robotic workshop revisiting the classic notions of funicular arches and stereotomy in the light of digital design and fabrication.

Cardboard Footbridge 2016

Mar. 2016 

Through the design and construction of a 6m span cardboard footbridge, students investigate corrugated and honeycomb cardboard strength and versatility.

Building freeform 2015

Sep. 2015 

Enthousiastic edition with three large and successfull pavilions: a gigantic membrane, an orange elastic gridshell and a convincing torsion free doubly curved grid.

Crossing my bridge 2015

Mar. 2015 

In one week, students get familiar with all the steps of the design process and make the physical experiment of a bridge they have just conceived.

Cardboard Footbridge 2013

Mar. 2015 

Through the design and construction of a 6m span cardboard footbridge, students investigate corrugated and honeycomb cardboard strength and versatility.

Building Freeform 2014

Sep. 2014 

The workshop confronts engineering and architecture students to the complexity of building doubly-curved structures.

Crossing my Bridge 2014

Mar. 2014 

In one week, students get familiar with all the steps of the design process and make the physical experiment of a bridge they have just conceived.

Building Freeform 2013

Sep. 2013 

The workshop confronts engineering and architecture students to the complexity of building doubly-curved structures.

Tribute to R. Le Ricolais

Mar. 2012 

Inspired by the works and thoughts of Robert Le Ricolais, the workshop intends at conducting structural experimentations toward the construction of a pavillion.