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A design approach integrating architectural design with engineering by using programming as an adaptive tool
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Technologies.
University of Kassel.
2005 (English)In: Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Volume 1 - Innovation in Design, Engineering and Construction / [ed] SARIYILDIZ S., TUNÇER B., Rotterdam: SOON , 2005, 73-80 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Instead of using engineering consultancy after finishing a design proposal and expecting solutions our pitch is to evaporate the professional demarcations of architects and engineers in order to synthesize the expertise of both professions. A collaborative approach with emphasis on a critical feedback is initiated in the beginning of the project.

The use of NURBS surfaces as a powerful representation of double-curved surfaces ever so often compromises constructability. The paper describes how such a surface is translated into a population of parametric components. An adaptive space frame module is proliferated by using the surface parameterisation and a set of script routines. Component and form are developed simultaneously using design and engineering intelligence.

This cooperative strategy between architects and engineers as well as the use of programming is exemplified by the project “augmentedFRAME” a design proposal for a landmark tower for Paris’ bid to organise the Olympic Games 2012. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rotterdam: SOON , 2005. 73-80 p.
Keyword [en]
collaborative design approach, double-curved surfaces, innovative use of IT, surface parameterisation, parametric components, FEM / FEA
National Category
Architectural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-86696OAI: diva2:500951
NQCAvailable from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-29Bibliographically approved

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