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

This ebook includes 24 technical papers offered 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, as a way to aid open up new horizons for architecture.

The e-book examines geometric facets all for architectural layout, starting from preliminary perception to ultimate fabrication. It makes a speciality of 4 key themes: utilized geometry, structure, computational layout, and likewise perform within the kind of case reports. additionally, the e-book additionally positive factors algorithms, proposed implementation, experimental effects, and illustrations.

Overall, the ebook provides either theoretical and functional paintings associated with new geometrical advancements in structure. It gathers the varied elements of the modern architectural traits that push the development envelope in the direction of loose shape so that it will reply to a number of present layout challenges.

With its creation of novel computational algorithms and instruments, this booklet will turn out an awesome source to either rookies to the sphere in addition to complex practitioners.

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1 ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2013–2014, top view be regarded as equal design drivers through the use of biomimetic design principles and the simultaneous development of novel fabrication methods (La Magna et al. 2013; Menges 2013) (Fig. 1). Biomimetic approaches have proved to have significant potential for design implementations through their systemic complexity and manifold logics (Gruber 2011). Morphological principles of natural organisms are abstracted and transferred into architectural applications for their performative geometries and functional integration.

2014). e. glass or carbon) in order to enhance the structural performance of the system. FRPs are widely used in industrial applications such as the aerospace industry, due to their high strength to weight ratio and unrestrained mouldability. Standard fabrication techniques rely on the manual or automated application of fibres to pre-fabricated formwork, constraining the otherwise formable material to a logic of serial production or the use of adaptable moulds for niche markets. Neither of these seems suitable for unique large-scale architectural applications; therefore the development of a novel fabrication technique would be required for the production of freeform FRP building components of the lot size one.

The fibre arrangements, to the structural capacity of the overall construction. The custom development of fabrication methods and the integration of material, fabrication, biomimetics and structural analysis into one multi-informed design process, allowed the development of new types of architectural geometry and related novel spatial qualities, as well as the detachment from existing building types and structural typologies. The overall form, spatial arrangement and material expression contribute to a unique architectural experience while at the same time being extremely efficient with employed material resources (Fig.

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