An inquiry for the fabrication of funicular structures
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This paper describes a method for the design and fabrication of complex funicular structures from discrete precast concrete elements. It has a critical look over conventional casting methods and proposes a parametric casting mold to produce concrete blocks with custom shapes. The research proposes that through the integration of digital form-finding techniques, computational file-to-fabrication workflows, and innovative sustainable casting techniques, complex funicular structures can be constructed using prefabricated elements in a practical, affordable, and materially efficient manner.