Architectural geometry as design knowledge

Helmut Pottmann*

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The onset of digital design has enabled a new level of experimentation with freeform shapes in contemporary architecture, which has made geometry a fertile area of research over the last decade or so. Helmut Pottmann describes how geometry not only has the potential to inform a more exciting generative approach for architects, but can also make design much more construction aware for the whole design team, enabling a wholly digital workfl ow from design to fabrication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalArchitectural Design
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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