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From Structural Purity to Site Specificity: New Canopies for the Entrance Gates of the Messe Frankfurt
Fachhochschule Frankfurt.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Architectural Technologies. (Architectural Technology)
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)
Abstract [en]

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. 

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Berlin, 2013. 91-102 p.
Keyword [en]
Parametric Design, Structural Design, Optimizing Geometry
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Architectural Engineering Architectural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-132187ISBN: 978-3-89462-243-5OAI: diva2:658850
Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 28/09 - 2/10/2013

QC 20140218

Available from: 2013-10-23 Created: 2013-10-23 Last updated: 2014-02-18Bibliographically approved

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