Synopses & Reviews
Geometry lies at the core of the architectural design process. It is ever present, from the very first attempts of form-finding to the final stages of construction. The modern tools of geometric computing for efficient design, analysis, and manufacturing of complex shapes open up new perspectives for architecture. Architecture, in turn, poses new problems to geometry. It is precisely around these topics, at the common border of geometry processing and architectural design, where the new research area of architectural geometry is situated. Advances in Architectural Geometry is the premier venue for disseminating new research ideas and cutting-edge results at the interface of geometry processing and architectural design. AAG12 brings together researchers from all related areas and takes place in Paris in September 2012.
Hot issues and latest developments in architectural geometry - the proceedings reader for the most important conference devoted to the topic
Advances in Architectural Geometry is a symposium presenting both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometric developments applicable to architecture. This symposium aims to gather the diverse components of contemporary architectural trends which push the building envelope towards free form, and which respond to these design challenges with a renewed mathematical rigor. A research section of 26 papers is preceded by an interview with Frédéric Migayrou (Deputy director of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre de Création Industrielle - Pompidou Centre), where he explores the larger context of free-form architecture with respect to contemporary architectural design and the last two centuries of structural engineering.
About the Author
Lars Hesselgren is the Director of PLP Research and a Senior Associate Partner at PLP. In 2002 he received the Bentley Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a founder member of the SmartGeometry group (www.smartgeometry.org) which is encouraging the spread of parametric thinking as an architectural design discipline, including spearheading Alpha and Beta testing of Bentley Generative Components. The SmartGeometry Workshops and Conferences are now an established premier place to network about the latest digital design technology with conferences in Barcelona (2010), San Francisco (2009), Munich (2008), New York (2007), London (2006), Cambridge Ontario (2004), Cambridge UK (2003). He writes regularly for many publications on a variety of CAD and technology future issues and he lectures extensively both in US and in Europe, both at Industry Events and at Academic venues. Shrikant Sharma leads SMART Solutions - Buro Happold's specialist service that offers engineering innovations driven by computational modelling, analysis and simulations. SMART Solutions specialises in the development of efficient solutions for the built environment and beyond. The team, founded by Shrikant in 2002, offers Software Modelling Analysis Research and Technology driven solutions. Johannes Wallner is a professor of Geometry at Graz University of Technology. He received a Dipl.Ing. (master) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vienna University of Technology in 1996, and after a master degree in mathematics he went on to do his Ph.D. in Vienna in the same area in 1998. He has held faculty positions in Vienna, Darmstadt and Graz, where he is a full professor of Geometry since 2007. He has authored or coauthored 65 scientific publications in pure and applied geometry, nonlinear approximation theory, geometric computing, and geometry processing, including one monograph together with Helmut Pottmann.
Table of Contents
Towards Specific and Generic Engineering. Frédéric Migayrou, Interviewed by Niccolo Baldassini, Philippe Bompas and Aurélien Lemonier.- Spatial Information Modeling of Buildings Using Non-Manifold Topology with ASM and DesignScript, Robert Aish, Aparajit Pratap.- A Stretcher Bond with Defects Applied to a Hyperboloid, Ralph Bärtschi, Tobias Bonwetsch .- Vision to Reality - the Materialization of the Emirates Air-Line (London Cable Car), Goetz Peter Feldmann, Josh Mason, Rafail Bakolas, Wybren Jan Terpstra.- Ruled Free Forms, Simon Flöry, Yukie Nagai, Florin Isvoranu, Helmut Pottmann, Johannes Wallner.- Thinking Topologically at Early Stage Parametric Design, John Harding, Sam Joyce, Paul Shepherd, Chris Williams.- Concurrent Geometric, Structural and Environmental Design: Louvre Abu Dhabi, Frédéric Imbert, Kathryn Stutts Frost, Al Fisher, Andrew Witt, Vincent Tourre, Benjamin Koren.- Architectural Caustics - Controlling Light with Geometry, Thomas Kiser, Michael Eigensatz, Minh Man Nguyen, Philippe Bompas, Mark Pauly.- From Nature to Fabrication: Biomimetic Design. Principles for the Production of Complex Spatial Structures, Jan Knippers, Markus Gabler, Riccardo La Magna, Frédéric Waimer, Achim Menges, Steffen Reichert, Tobias Schwinn.- Linkage Fabric Behavior Modeling: A Case Study of Chainmail, Jeffrey Kock, Benjamin Bradley, Evan Levelle .- Compression Support Structures for Slabs, Lorenz Lachauer, Philippe Block.- Topology Optimisation of Regular and Irregular Elastic Gridshells by Means of a Non-linear Variational Method, Elisa Lafuente Hernández, Stefan Sechelmann, Thilo Rörig, Christoph Gengnagel .- Realisation of Complex Precast Concrete Structures Through the Integration of Algorithmic Design and Novel Fabrication Techniques, Niels Martin Lar.- Pre-defi ned Open Linear Folded Stripes, Rupert Maleczek, Chloé Genevaux.- Self-Detailing and Self-Documenting Systems for Wood Fabrication: The Burj Khalifa, Neil Meredith, James Kotronis.- Nuit Blanche Pavilion, Using the Elasticity of Polymers to Self-stabilize a Structure, Gernot Riether.- Bitmap-driven Parametric Wall for Robotic Fabrication, Pierpaolo Ruttico, Pasquale Lorusso.- Architectural Geometry from Research to Practice: The Eiffel Tower Pavilions, Alexander Schiftner, Nicolas Leduc, Philippe Bompas, Niccolo Baldassini, Michael Eigensatz.- Multiple Nature - Taiwan Tower, Kristina Schinegger, Stefan Rutzinger, Arne Hofmann, Dieter Hauer.- Cladding Freeform Surfaces with Curved Metal Panels - a Complete Digital Production Chain, Markus Schmieder, Peter Mehrtens.- Quasiisothermic Mesh Layout, Stefan Sechelmann, Thilo Rörig, Alexander I. Bobenko.- Interactive Freeform Design of Tensegrity, Tomohiro Tachi.-