Commissioned by ABT research has been done at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on the structural and morphological characteristics of vacuumatic structures (or: vacuumatics). By applying these adaptable structures as flexible formwork systems, ‘free forms’ and customised surface textures in concrete can be produced relatively easy. This effectively closes the gap between digital design and practical feasibility.
From 2008 to 2014, Frank Huijben, conducted a PhD research at the Eindhoven University of Technology commissioned by ABT. This research has been supervised by professor Frans van Herwijnen (TU/e – ABT) and professor Rob Nijsse (Delft University of Technology entitled: ‘Vacuumatics: 3D Formwork Systems'. For more information: www.frankhuijben.nl.