Modelling with forces: grammar-based graphic statics for diverse architectural structures

Most architectural modelling software provides the user with geometric freedom in absence of performance, while most engineering software mandates pre-determined forms before it can perform any numerical analysis. This trial-and-error process is not only time intensive, but it also hinders free exploration beyond standard designs. This paper proposes a new structural design methodology that integrates the generative (architectural) and the analytical (engineering) procedures into a simultaneous design process, by combining shape grammars and graphic statics. Design tests presented will demonstrate the applicability of this new methodology to various engineering design problems, and demonstrate how the user can explore diverse and unexpected structural alternatives to conventional solutions.


Editor(s):
Thomsen, Mette Ramsgaard
Tamke, Martin
Gengnagel, Christoph
Faircloth, Billie
Scheurer, Fabian
Published in:
Modelling Behaviour : Design Modelling Symposium 2015, 491-504
Year:
2015
Publisher:
Cham, Springer
ISBN:
978-3-319-24208-8
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