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, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 109–118 | Cite as

Möbius Strip Segmented into Flat Trapezoids: Design-Build Project by the Departments of Architecture and Mathematics of the Technische Universität Darmstadt

  • Jürgen BokowskiEmail author
  • Heike Matcha


The Möbius strip trade fair stand was designed and built by students of the Faculty of Architecture of Darmstadt Technical University in collaboration with students of the Faculty of Mathematics. The project focused on two main issues: to introduce computer-driven parametric design and production strategies, techniques and technologies into architectural education, and to build and operate the final result. This required knowledge of different software packages and readiness to become familiar quickly with unknown data formats, flexibility in the time schedule and disposition to transport the material to the machinery. It introduced students to the possibilities of designing with parametric modeling software and familiarized them with the initial difficulties and ample payback in actual production.


Möbius strip parametric design didactics 

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© Kim Williams Books, Turin 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTechnical University DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Department of Architecture, Institute of DesignTechnical University DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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