id 
ecaade2016_165 
authors 
Kalantar, Negar, Borhani, Alireza and Akleman, Ergun 
year 
2016 
title 
Nip and Tuck: A Simple Approach to Fabricate DoubleCurved Surfaces with 2D Cutting 
source 
Herneoja, Aulikki; Toni Österlund and Piia Markkanen (eds.), Complexity & Simplicity  Proceedings of the 34th eCAADe Conference  Volume 1, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 2226 August 2016, pp. 335344 
wos 
WOS:000402063700038 
summary 
In this paper, we introduce the Nip and Tuck Method, which provides a general approach to construct complicated shapes without using highlevel software and/or without solving complex mathematical problems. Our framework is based on discrete version of GaussBonnet theorem, which states that the sum of vertex angle defect in a given piecewise planar manifold or manifold with boundary mesh surface is independent of the number of vertices, faces and edges. Based on this property, architects and designers can simply introduce negative and positive curvatures in the places they want to obtain desired shapes. We presented Nip and Tuck Architecture to freshman students in beginning level design studios to design arches with modular elements along with other methods. Several groups of students, that chose to use Nip and Tuck approach to obtain individual modules, were able to design and construct unusual smallscale arches. 
keywords 
Nip and Tuck ; DoubleCurved Surfaces; Surface Active Arches; SelfSupporting Plywood Structures; Fabrication with Planner Materials; Freshman Design Studio 
series 
eCAADe 
email 
kalantar@tamu.edu 
full text 
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