From Structural Purity to Site Specificity: New Canopies for the Entrance Gates of the Messe Frankfurt
2013 (English)In: Rethinking Prototyping: Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2013 / [ed] C. Gengnagel, A. Kilian, J. Nembrini, F. Scheurer, Berlin, 2013, 91-102 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper describes a structural design approach that seeks to replace structural purity and preconceived typologies by site-specific constructions. The process is exemplified by a canopy design for the Frankfurt fair. The competition-winning proposal is the result of a collaborative design effort of architects and structural engineers. In a computational design process the structure is optimized in regards to fabrications requirements and material consumption. Beyond the particular project the design process is accompanied by a design tool development. Shortcomings in existing tools became obvious in the process and showed the need for in-house development of advanced collaborative digital design tools.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin, 2013. 91-102 p.
Parametric Design, Structural Design, Optimizing Geometry
Architectural Engineering Architectural Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-132187ISBN: 978-3-89462-243-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-132187DiVA: diva2:658850
Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 28/09 - 2/10/2013
QC 201402182013-10-232013-10-232014-02-18Bibliographically approved