Architectural Geometry and Fabrication-Aware Design

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562731
Title:
Architectural Geometry and Fabrication-Aware Design
Authors:
Pottmann, Helmut ( 0000-0002-3195-9316 )
Abstract:
Freeform shapes and structures with a high geometric complexity play an increasingly important role in contemporary architecture. While digital models are easily created, the actual fabrication and construction remains a challenge. This is the source of numerous research problems many of which fall into the area of Geometric Computing and form part of a recently emerging research area, called "Architectural Geometry". The present paper provides a short survey of research in Architectural Geometry and shows how this field moves towards a new direction in Geometric Modeling which aims at combining shape design with important aspects of function and fabrication. © 2013 Kim Williams Books, Turin.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; Visual Computing Center (VCC)
Publisher:
Springer Verlag
Journal:
Nexus Network Journal
Issue Date:
27-Apr-2013
DOI:
10.1007/s00004-013-0149-5
Type:
Article
ISSN:
15905896
Sponsors:
This paper was written during a research stay at the Chair of Information Architecture, ETH Zurich. The author would like to thank the members of this institute for their hospitality and stimulating discussions. Thanks go also to the team of Evolute for their insights and feedback from real-world projects and for help with several figures. Finally, we acknowledge support by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) through grant P23735-N13.
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Articles; Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; Visual Computing Center (VCC); Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorPottmann, Helmuten
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:03:36Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:03:36Zen
dc.date.issued2013-04-27en
dc.identifier.issn15905896en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00004-013-0149-5en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562731en
dc.description.abstractFreeform shapes and structures with a high geometric complexity play an increasingly important role in contemporary architecture. While digital models are easily created, the actual fabrication and construction remains a challenge. This is the source of numerous research problems many of which fall into the area of Geometric Computing and form part of a recently emerging research area, called "Architectural Geometry". The present paper provides a short survey of research in Architectural Geometry and shows how this field moves towards a new direction in Geometric Modeling which aims at combining shape design with important aspects of function and fabrication. © 2013 Kim Williams Books, Turin.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper was written during a research stay at the Chair of Information Architecture, ETH Zurich. The author would like to thank the members of this institute for their hospitality and stimulating discussions. Thanks go also to the team of Evolute for their insights and feedback from real-world projects and for help with several figures. Finally, we acknowledge support by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) through grant P23735-N13.en
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.subjectarchitectural geometryen
dc.subjectcomputational designen
dc.subjectdesign space explorationen
dc.subjectdiscrete differential geometryen
dc.subjectfabricationaware designen
dc.subjectfreeform architectureen
dc.subjectgeometric computingen
dc.titleArchitectural Geometry and Fabrication-Aware Designen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)en
dc.identifier.journalNexus Network Journalen
kaust.authorPottmann, Helmuten
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