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Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012

  • Hesselgren Lars 
  • Sharma Shrikant 
  • Wallner Johannes 
  • Baldassini Niccolo 
  • Bompas Philippe 
  • Raynaud Jacques 
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-22
  2. Conference Proceedings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Ralph Bärtschi, Tobias Bonwetsch
      Pages 37-42
    3. Goetz Peter Feldmann, Josh Mason, Rafail Bakolas, Wybren Jan Terpstra
      Pages 43-55
    4. Simon Flöry, Yukie Nagai, Florin Isvoranu, Helmut Pottmann, Johannes Wallner
      Pages 57-66
    5. John Harding, Sam Joyce, Paul Shepherd, Chris Williams
      Pages 67-76
    6. Frédéric Imbert, Kathryn Stutts Frost, Al Fisher, Andrew Witt, Vincent Tourre, Benjamin Koren
      Pages 77-90
    7. Thomas Kiser, Michael Eigensatz, Minh Man Nguyen, Philippe Bompas, Mark Pauly
      Pages 91-106
    8. Jan Knippers, Markus Gabler, Riccardo La Magna, Frédéric Waimer, Achim Menges, Steffen Reichert et al.
      Pages 107-122
    9. Jeffrey Kock, Benjamin Bradley, Evan Levelle
      Pages 123-134
    10. Lorenz Lachauer, Philippe Block
      Pages 135-146
    11. Elisa Lafuente Hernández, Stefan Sechelmann, Thilo Rörig, Christoph Gengnagel
      Pages 147-160
    12. Rupert Maleczek, Chloé Genevaux
      Pages 175-184
    13. Pierpaolo Ruttico, Pasquale Lorusso
      Pages 205-212
    14. Alexander Schiftner, Nicolas Leduc, Philippe Bompas, Niccolo Baldassini, Michael Eigensatz
      Pages 213-228
    15. Kristina Schinegger, Stefan Rutzinger, Arne Hofmann, Dieter Hauer
      Pages 229-236

About these proceedings


Advances in Architectural Geometry is a symposium presenting both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometric developments applicable to architecture.

This symposium aims to gather the diverse components of contemporary architectural trends which push the building envelope towards free form, and which respond to these design challenges with a renewed mathematical rigor.

A research section of 26 papers is preceded by an interview with Frédéric Migayrou (Deputy director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre de Création Industrielle – Pompidou Centre), where he explores the larger context of free-form architecture with respect to contemporary architectural design and the last two centuries of structural engineering.


Architecture Geometry Mathematics Parametric Design Surface modulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Hesselgren Lars 
    • 1
  • Sharma Shrikant 
    • 2
  • Wallner Johannes 
    • 3
  • Baldassini Niccolo 
    • 4
  • Bompas Philippe 
    • 4
  • Raynaud Jacques 
    • 4
  1. 1.PLP Architecture LondonUK
  2. 2.Buro HappoldLondonUK
  3. 3.TU GrazAUT
  4. 4.RFRParisFR

About the editors

Lars Hesselgren is the Director of PLP Research and a Senior Associate Partner at PLP. In 2002 he received the Bentley Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a founder member of the SmartGeometry group ( which is encouraging the spread of parametric thinking as an architectural design discipline, including spearheading Alpha and Beta testing of Bentley Generative Components. The SmartGeometry Workshops and Conferences are now an established premier place to network about the latest digital design technology with conferences in Barcelona (2010), San Francisco (2009), Munich (2008), New York (2007), London (2006), Cambridge Ontario (2004), Cambridge UK (2003). He writes regularly for many publications on a variety of CAD and technology future issues and he lectures extensively both in US and in Europe, both at Industry Events and at Academic venues.
Shrikant Sharma leads SMART Solutions – Buro Happold’s specialist service that offers engineering innovations driven by computational modelling, analysis and simulations. SMART Solutions specialises in the development of efficient solutions for the built environment and beyond. The team, founded by Shrikant in 2002, offers Software Modelling Analysis Research and Technology driven solutions.
Johannes Wallner is a professor of Geometry at Graz University of Technology. He received a Dipl.Ing. (master) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vienna University of Technology in 1996, and after a master degree in mathematics he went on to do his Ph.D. in Vienna in the same area in 1998. He has held faculty positions in Vienna, Darmstadt and Graz, where he is a full professor of Geometry since 2007. He has authored or coauthored 65 scientific publications in pure and applied geometry, nonlinear approximation theory, geometric computing, and geometry processing, including one monograph together with Helmut Pottmann.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012
  • Editors Lars Hesselgren
    Shrikant Sharma
    Johannes Wallner
    Niccolo Baldassini
    Philippe Bompas
    Jacques Raynaud
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7091-1250-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-1251-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 343
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Basics of Construction
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