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id caadria2012_116
authors Pe˝a de Leon, Alexander
year 2012
title Rationalisation of freeform fašades: A technique for uniform hexagonal panelling
source Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / Chennai 25-28 April 2012, pp. 243ľ252
summary This paper is an account of the fašade rationalisation strategy developed at Gehry Technologies for mitigating the tradeoffs between project constructability and the aesthetic implications of arranging flat panels over a complex surface. The strategy outlined was developed as the result of the digital building delivery of the Museo Soumaya fašade in Mexico City designed by Fernando Romero LAR. This report documents the development process of a method for obtaining relevant construction information flows enabling the assembly of the fašade system by a third-party sub-contractor in support of the fašade system coordination. This report concludes on a method using bespoke software for extending the parametric modelling system Digital ProjectÖ in the design support role of obtaining an aesthetically pleasing arrangement of flat hexagonal panels over a freeform surface.
keywords Sphere packing; fašade rationalisation; hexagonal tiling; parametric design; k-means clustering
series CAADRIA
email alexander.penadeleon@rmit.edu.au
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