Topological stereotomic structure with the use of palm rachis applying material physics to architectural design
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The use of ancestral construction techniques in wood has evolved throughout history, but consequently many species have been disappearing after indiscriminate logging; but the use of renewable materials is what is needed in the present and in the future after the global pollution and the ecological footprint of materials such as iron or concrete, so it is necessary to glimpse new building materials from a renewable approach. To this end, this research focuses on the application of physicochemistry and physics of materials to establish the feasibility of using Attalca Butyracea palm rachis as a sustainable material with a novel application in the field of architecture. For this purpose, a methodology of morphological configuration is applied that appropriates the identification of specific physical properties together with notions of geometry and topology applying the concept of topological stereotomic configuration from the operational tools and morphological actions of the Lucas Períes fold, resulting in a proposal for a topological stereotomic structure applied to the architectural design of buildings in the municipality of Pelaya, Colombia.