Architectural Geometry and Fabrication-Aware Design

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Freeform shapes and structures with a high geometric complexity play an increasingly important role in contemporary architecture. While digital models are easily created, the actual fabrication and construction remains a challenge. This is the source of numerous research problems many of which fall into the area of Geometric Computing and form part of a recently emerging research area, called "Architectural Geometry". The present paper provides a short survey of research in Architectural Geometry and shows how this field moves towards a new direction in Geometric Modeling which aims at combining shape design with important aspects of function and fabrication. © 2013 Kim Williams Books, Turin.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalNexus Network Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 27 2013

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Acknowledgements: This paper was written during a research stay at the Chair of Information Architecture, ETH Zurich. The author would like to thank the members of this institute for their hospitality and stimulating discussions. Thanks go also to the team of Evolute for their insights and feedback from real-world projects and for help with several figures. Finally, we acknowledge support by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) through grant P23735-N13.


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