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Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014

  • Details recent advances in the emerging area of architectural geometry with a focus on the role of computation and geometry

  • Introduces novel computational algorithms and tools in architectural design

  • Reveals new design and fabrication possibilities to both newcomers to the field as well as advanced practitioners

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Table of contents (24 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Post-tensioned Discrete Concrete Elements Developed for Free-form Construction

    • Ole Egholm Pedersen, Niels Martin Larsen, Dave Pigram
    Pages 15-28
  3. Modular Fibrous Morphologies: Computational Design, Simulation and Fabrication of Differentiated Fibre Composite Building Components

    • Stefana Parascho, Jan Knippers, Moritz Dörstelmann, Marshall Prado, Achim Menges
    Pages 29-45
  4. Application of Hybrid Glass-Timber Elements in Architecture

    • Philipp Eversmann, Paul Ehret, Christian Louter, Manuel Santarsiero
    Pages 47-59
  5. Interactive Modeling of Architectural Freeform Structures: Combining Geometry with Fabrication and Statics

    • Caigui Jiang, Chengcheng Tang, Marko Tomičí, Johannes Wallner, Helmut Pottmann
    Pages 95-108
  6. Biomimetic Lightweight Timber Plate Shells: Computational Integration of Robotic Fabrication, Architectural Geometry and Structural Design

    • Oliver David Krieg, Tobias Schwinn, Achim Menges, Jian-Min Li, Jan Knippers, Annette Schmitt et al.
    Pages 109-125
  7. Form Finding of Twisted Interlaced Structures: A Hybrid Approach

    • Sina Nabaei, Olivier Baverel, Yves Weinand
    Pages 127-143
  8. A Graph-Based Approach for Discovery of Stable Deconstruction Sequences

    • Lukas Beyeler, Jean-Charles Bazin, Emily Whiting
    Pages 145-157
  9. Advanced Topology Optimization Methods for Conceptual Architectural Design

    • Niels Aage, Oded Amir, Anders Clausen, Lior Hadar, Dana Maier, Asbjørn Søndergaard
    Pages 159-179
  10. Computational Design and Construction of Notch-Free Reciprocal Frame Structures

    • Nicolas Mellado, Peng Song, Xiaoqi Yan, Chi-Wing Fu, Niloy J. Mitra
    Pages 181-197
  11. Surface Panelization Using Periodic Conformal Maps

    • Thilo Rörig, Stefan Sechelmann, Agata Kycia, Moritz Fleischmann
    Pages 199-214
  12. Designing Symmetric Derivatives of the Miura-ori

    • Pooya Sareh, Simon D. Guest
    Pages 233-241
  13. Algorithmic Optimization of the Cross-Section Distribution Across a Steel Framework Structure

    • Lucas Lombard, Jérôme Lalande, François Consigny
    Pages 243-257
  14. Planar Panelization with Extreme Repetition

    • Mathieu Huard, Michael Eigensatz, Philippe Bompas
    Pages 259-279
  15. Interlocking Folded Plate: Integrated Mechanical Attachment for Structural Wood Panels

    • Christopher Robeller, Andrea Stitic, Paul Mayencourt, Yves Weinand
    Pages 281-294
  16. The Ongreening Pavilion

    • John Harding, Will Pearson, Harri Lewis, Stephen Melville
    Pages 295-308

About this book

This book contains 24 technical papers presented at the fourth edition of the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference, AAG 2014, held in London, England, September 2014. It offers engineers, mathematicians, designers, and contractors insight into the efficient design, analysis, and manufacture of complex shapes, which will help open up new horizons for architecture.

The book examines geometric aspects involved in architectural design, ranging from initial conception to final fabrication. It focuses on four key topics: applied geometry, architecture, computational design, and also practice in the form of case studies. In addition, the book also features algorithms, proposed implementation, experimental results, and illustrations.

Overall, the book presents both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments in architecture. It gathers the diverse components of the contemporary architectural tendencies that push the building envelope towards free form in order to respond to multiple current design challenges.

With its introduction of novel computational algorithms and tools, this book will prove an ideal resource to both newcomers to the field as well as advanced practitioners.

Keywords

  • algorithms
  • architectural geometry
  • bio-inspired design
  • computational design
  • construction sequence
  • engineering
  • fabrication
  • form finding
  • geometry processing
  • numerical optimization

Editors and Affiliations

  • BLOCK Research Group, ETH Zürich, Institute for Technology in Architecture, Zürich, Switzerland

    Philippe Block

  • University of Stuttgart, Inst. of Building Structures and Structural Design, Stuttgart, Germany

    Jan Knippers

  • University College London, Dept. of Computer Science, London, United Kingdom

    Niloy J. Mitra

  • The University of Hong Kong, Dept. of Computer Science, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

    Wenping Wang

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-11418-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)