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  • Milena Stavrić
  • Predrag Šiđanin
  • Bojan Tepavčević

Abstract

This chapter explains five different approaches to the use of digital technology in architectural form-finding research. These shapes are based on structural and geometric logic of architectural forms. The following pages give readers an overview of new scale modelling methods for folded-plate and membrane structures based on computational design, as well as the principles of modelling and digital fabrication of volumetric forms, sectioning elements and geodesic lines. Folding strategies that are crucial for the building of spatial structures, rigid and curved folding techniques are discussed in the section about folding structures, along with the geometric principles with which the process is parametricized. The segment covering membrane structures explains fundamental building logic, as well as different possibilities of software-aided form research and tensile structure construction. Innovative approaches to the application of robotic arms in the research of architectural forms are explained with examples of volumetric structure construction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milena Stavrić
    • 1
  • Predrag Šiđanin
    • 2
  • Bojan Tepavčević
    • 2
  1. 1.Graz University of TechnologyAustria
  2. 2.University of Novi SadSerbia

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