Optimizing shapes and structures for freeform architecture

Caigui Jiang, Helmut Pottmann

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Digital design and fabrication of complex geometries in architecture stimulated a significant amount of research most of which involves optimization. We present the main optimization methods with a focus on our preferred techniques. There, we discuss initialization, the formulation of constraints and their simplification through geometric considerations, and key concepts for regularization. This is illustrated at hand of a very recent type of discrete surfaces which are expressed via the pair of diagonal meshes in a quad mesh.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSubmitted to Baustatik-Baupraxis 14
PublisherUniversity of Stuttgart
StatePublished - 2020

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