Performative Surfaces Computational Form Finding Processes for the Inclusion of Detail in the Surface Condition

  • Matias del Campo
  • Sandra Manninger
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The main aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between form finding processes and the simultaneous emergence of detail solutions in the process, in opposition to concepts of addition. Additive systems form the prevailing method in the discipline of architecture when it comes to solve problems of transitions between interior and exterior. Another convention in architectural design is the usage of detail in the moments of transition between varying material conditions. It is still a question of definition as to what can be considered a detail, provided the conversation focuses on aspects which form an alternative mode of thinking in the architectural realm. With the aid of the example of the Austrian Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010, an optional method in the relation between surface behavior, performance and detail is examined in this paper.


Architectural Design Topological Surface Gypsum Board Parametric Tool Individual Panel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matias del Campo
    • 1
  • Sandra Manninger
    • 1
  1. 1.SPANDessau

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