Architectural freeform structures from single curved panels
The problem of covering a freeform surface by single curved panels can be treated with the concept of semi-discrete surface representations, which constitute a link between smooth and discrete surfaces. A surface composed from developable strips (called a D-strip model) is the semi-discrete equivalent of a quad mesh with planar faces, or a conjugate parametrization of a smooth surface. Using recent progress on the geometry and computation of D-strip models, we investigate their use for the segmentation into panels, for multi-layer constructions and for the supporting beam layout and manufacturing in architectural freeform structures.
We gave a presentation at the conference Advances in Architectural Geometry 2008. Download the extended abstract:
|Architectural freeform structures from single curved panels|