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_id acadia13_161
id acadia13_161
authors Akbarzadeh; Masoud
year 2013
title Performative Surfaces: Generating complex geometries using planar flow patterns
source ACADIA 13: Adaptive Architecture [Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5] Cambridge 24-26 October, 2013), pp. 161-172
summary This research explains the development process of a design tool that can construct complex surface geometries using only two-dimensional plan drawings. The intention behind this tool is to address certain complex behavior of surface geometries such as hydrological characteristics. This paper briefly explains the historic and mathematic description of surface data structures, according to Cayley, Maxwell and Morse. This is followed by a brief introduction of the surface network/critical graph extraction technique in GIS. Additionally, the algorithm of contour extraction from asimple critical graph to reconstruct a surface is explained. In the final section the lessons learnedfrom the previous sections are used to develop algorithms for a tool which uses only plan drawings to construct complex surfaces. Three algorithms are explained in the final section among which the third one is considered to be the most complete and promising approach. Therefore,some design examples are presented to show the flexibility of the tool. At the end, this paper provides suggestions and discussions to reflect further ideas in order to improve the tool in future.
keywords Tools and Interfaces, complex surface, drainage patterns, discrete flow diagram, surface networks, critical graph, and surface generation
series ACADIA
type Normal Paper
email masouda@alum.mit.edu
last changed 2014/01/11 08:13

_id acadia14_647
id acadia14_647
authors Khorasgani, Mehrnoush Latifi; Prohasky, Daniel; Burry, Jane; Akbarzadeh, Akbar; Khorasgani, Nicholas Willaims
year 2014
title ROBOTHERMODON: An Artificial Sun Study Lab with a Robot Arm and Advanced Model Platform -A Thermal Heliodon(STEVE: Solar Thermal EValuation Experiment)
source ACADIA 14: Design Agency [Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 9781926724478]Los Angeles 23-25 October, 2014), pp. 647-654
summary *This research focuses on the design of a Robotic solar analysis platform for critical studies which explore dynamic solar light and heat phenomena within the laboratory. This robotic platform gives designers the opportunity to receive rapid feedback from physical models in real-time.*
keywords Heliodon; Robothermodon; virtual sun path;Model Platform ;Works in Progres
series ACADIA
type Normal Paper
email latifikhorasgani.mehrnoush@rmit.edu.au
last changed 2014/09/29 05:51

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