CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

id 2005_155
authors Mullins, Michael, Kirkegaard, Poul Henning, Jessen, Rasmus Zederkof and Klitgaard Jens
year 2005
title A Topology Optimization Approach to Learning in Architectural Design
source Digital Design: The Quest for New Paradigms [23nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-3-2] Lisbon (Portugal) 21-24 September 2005, pp. 155-162
summary Topology optimization methods offer an interesting tool for architects and engineers as a rational basis for the choice of a structure’s initial form, particularly as developments in computer software are compatible with this approach. This can be argued from ecology, resource savings, static load design, financial and a number of other pragmatic reasons. But in an artistic/architectural perspective these are not decisive. Analogical design qualities include a tectonic appreciation of the properties of materials, metaphoric interpretation of intention and considerations of context. The paper describes an attempt to unify analytic and analogical approaches in an architectural education setting, using topology optimization software. It uses as examples recent student projects where the architectural design process based on a topology optimization approach has been investigated. The paper describes and presents results obtained by the students during the project. Further, a discussion is delivered concerning the improved understanding of tectonic design obtained by the student during the projects.
keywords Architectural Education, Topology Optimization, Tectonic Design
series eCAADe
email i5phk@civil.auc.dk
full text file.pdf (476,609 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
details citation check to select
100%; open Bendsøe, M. P. and Sigmund, O. (2003) Find in CUMINCAD Topology Optimization, Theory, Methods and Applications , Springer Verlag, London
100%; open Frampton, K., Cava, J. and Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (1995) Find in CUMINCAD Studies in Tectonic Culture : The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture , MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass
100%; open Frier, C. and Kirkegaard, P. H. (2005) Find in CUMINCAD Tectonic Design of Concrete Panels by Means of Topology Optimization Techniques and Limit State Analysis , 12th IFIP 7.5 Conference “Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems”, Aalborg, Denmark
100%; open Frier, C., Kirkegaard, P. H. and Christiansen, K. (2004) Find in CUMINCAD Shape and Topology Optimization Methodologies Used in Architectural Design , First International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Cambridge, USA
100%; open Ito, T. and Balmond, C. (2002) Find in CUMINCAD Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002: Toyo Ito with Arup , Workshop for Architecture and Urbanism, Tokyo
100%; open Leach, N., Turnbull, D. and Williams, C. (2004) Find in CUMINCAD Digital Tectonics , Wiley-Academy, Chichester
100%; open Tzonis, A. (2002) Find in CUMINCAD Santiago Calatrava - the Poetics of Movement , Thames & Hudson, London

last changed 2012/11/23 18:17
HOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_788672 from group guest) Works Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002