Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014 by Philippe Block, Jan Knippers, Niloy J. Mitra, Wenping Wang

By Philippe Block, Jan Knippers, Niloy J. Mitra, Wenping Wang

This e-book comprises 24 technical papers provided on the fourth variation of the Advances in Architectural Geometry convention, AAG 2014, held in London, England, September 2014. It deals engineers, mathematicians, designers, and contractors perception into the effective layout, research, and manufacture of complicated shapes, so one can support open up new horizons for architecture.

The publication examines geometric points fascinated with architectural layout, starting from preliminary notion to ultimate fabrication. It specializes in 4 key issues: utilized geometry, structure, computational layout, and in addition perform within the kind of case reviews. moreover, the e-book additionally gains algorithms, proposed implementation, experimental effects, and illustrations.

Overall, the ebook offers either theoretical and functional paintings associated with new geometrical advancements in structure. It gathers the various elements of the modern architectural developments that push the construction envelope in the direction of unfastened shape which will reply to a number of present layout challenges.

With its creation of novel computational algorithms and instruments, this booklet will turn out a fantastic source to either rookies to the sector in addition to complicated practitioners.

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10 Diagram of adjustable effector stand and milled guides that define component vertices The use of two corresponding robots benefits the fabrication process in several ways. Both robots, each with an attached reconfigurable frame, function as one cooperative robotic system. This enables the robotic movements to be synchronised, maintaining the relative frame orientation without the need for interstitial structure, which could possibly obstruct the winding process. The two robots can also equally divide the dead loads placed on the system and resist tensile stresses accrued by sequentially tensioning the fibres.

Figure 11 shows how the base components for the Utzon/40 Pavilion (described below) changed geometry in order to meet the floor. Behind is seen an aluminium tension floor, which is joined with the concrete structure in a recess in each base element. The construction was completed in three steps. First, the aluminium tension floor was assembled. Second, the concrete elements we added. Along the opening arcs in the pavilions sides the concrete was lifted to form trusses above the openings to ensure structural integrity during construction.

It is demonstrating the structural efficiency obtained by the slicing of freeform surfaces into structural planes equally distributed, following a variation of only two different heights. It illustrates the new potentialities in the use of structural glass for architecture. As the scale of the pavilion was closer to urban furniture the idea of organic shapes was chosen to maximize possibilities of interactions with the visitor (Fig. 9). The design system explained in Sect. 4 has been applied on these freeform surfaces showing the capacities of the system, despite the drastic curvature changes.

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