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id caadria2012_102
authors Manahl, Markus; Heimo Schimek, Emmanuel Ruffo Calderon Dominguez and Albert Wiltsche
year 2012
title Ornamental discretisation of free-form surfaces: Developing digital tools to integrate design rationalisation with the form finding process
source Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Chennai 25-28 April 2012, pp. 347–356
summary The adoption of digital planning methods has given rise to an unprecedented formal freedom in architectural design. Free-form shapes enjoy considerable popularity in architectural production today. However, these shapes prove to be notoriously hard to fabricate. This paper reports on an ongoing research project investigating the approximation of continuous double-curved surfaces by discrete meshes consisting solely of planar facets, which can be constructed efficiently by using standardised, mass-produced building materials. We introduce our geometrical approach, which is based on the intersection of tangent planes to the surface, and present the digital tools we conceived to integrate the processes of design rationalisation and form-finding.
keywords Digital tool-making; parametric design; free-form surfaces; design rationalisation; planar discretisation
series CAADRIA
email markus.manahl@tugraz.at
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