Balancing Behaviours—Designing with Combinatorial Equilibrium Models

  • Patrick Ole Ohlbrock


The present research tries to provide a theoretical framework (named Combinatorial Equilibrium Modelling), based on Graphic Statics and Graph Theory, which allows to shape and explore spatial equilibrated structures that are not restricted to typologies but are constituted by combinations of tension and compression forces. The focus of this paper is to demonstrate with the help of three different design scenarios how this novel interactive modelling approach can be used to negotiate between the structures different behavioural properties.



I would like to thank Pierluigi D’Acunto for his suggestions and critical comments during the development of this work and for his careful and patient editing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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