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id caadria2009_172
authors Schimek, Heimo; Milena Stavric, Albert Wiltsche and Otto Roeschel
year 2009
title Parametrics of Movable Polyhedral Models in Performative Architecture
source Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Yunlin (Taiwan) 22-25 April 2009, pp. 185-194
summary We present a parametrical approach to movable polyhedral models. Based on polyhedral geometry the whole structure consisting of an interconnected series of prisms (with dual spherical joints) can move 3-dimensionally. The principles of polyhedral geometry allow constraint movements of the prisms with a certain degree of freedom. We use these geometrical principles to open and close façades for ventilation or structures for shading control superimposed on building envelopes. The different groups of regular polyhedra in the Euclidean 3-space and their specific topological types will be discussed in order to choose the appropriate model and showe geometrical theory of movable polyhedral models can be successfully applied to performative architecture.
keywords Moveable polyhedral models: kinematic architecture; parametric design; geometry of joints; performative architecture
series CAADRIA
email schimek@tugraz.at
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