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Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014

  • Philippe Block
  • Jan Knippers
  • Niloy J. Mitra
  • Wenping Wang
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ole Egholm Pedersen, Niels Martin Larsen, Dave Pigram
    Pages 15-28
  3. Stefana Parascho, Jan Knippers, Moritz Dörstelmann, Marshall Prado, Achim Menges
    Pages 29-45
  4. Philipp Eversmann, Paul Ehret, Christian Louter, Manuel Santarsiero
    Pages 47-59
  5. Caigui Jiang, Chengcheng Tang, Marko Tomičí, Johannes Wallner, Helmut Pottmann
    Pages 95-108
  6. Oliver David Krieg, Tobias Schwinn, Achim Menges, Jian-Min Li, Jan Knippers, Annette Schmitt et al.
    Pages 109-125
  7. Sina Nabaei, Olivier Baverel, Yves Weinand
    Pages 127-143
  8. Lukas Beyeler, Jean-Charles Bazin, Emily Whiting
    Pages 145-157
  9. Niels Aage, Oded Amir, Anders Clausen, Lior Hadar, Dana Maier, Asbjørn Søndergaard
    Pages 159-179
  10. Nicolas Mellado, Peng Song, Xiaoqi Yan, Chi-Wing Fu, Niloy J. Mitra
    Pages 181-197
  11. Thilo Rörig, Stefan Sechelmann, Agata Kycia, Moritz Fleischmann
    Pages 199-214
  12. Pooya Sareh, Simon D. Guest
    Pages 233-241
  13. Lucas Lombard, Jérôme Lalande, François Consigny
    Pages 243-257
  14. Mathieu Huard, Michael Eigensatz, Philippe Bompas
    Pages 259-279
  15. Christopher Robeller, Andrea Stitic, Paul Mayencourt, Yves Weinand
    Pages 281-294
  16. John Harding, Will Pearson, Harri Lewis, Stephen Melville
    Pages 295-308

About these proceedings


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Block
    • 1
  • Jan Knippers
    • 2
  • Niloy J. Mitra
    • 3
  • Wenping Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.BLOCK Research GroupETH Zürich, Institute for Technology in ArchitectureZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of Stuttgart, Inst. of Building Structures and Structural DesignStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.University College London, Dept. of Computer ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.The University of Hong Kong, Dept. of Computer ScienceHong KongHong Kong SAR

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