Graef, Alexander and Chilton, John and Eppacher, Christoph (2007) Generative scripting and form-finding in space grid systems. In: IASS 2007 Shell and spatial structures: structural architecture - towards the future looking to the past, 3-6 Dec 2007, Venice, Italy.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
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|Divisions:||College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture|
|Abstract:||This paper reports on research undertaken during preparation of a competition entry for a new roof structure at Zurich International Airport. Using MicroStation Generative Components and Maya dynamic scripting (MEL), the structure attempts to address traditional modernist concepts of openness, lightness and legibility of the flow of forces, whilst utilising parametric design to generate a randomised space frame structure. The resulting roof is presented as an architectural proposal in its physical context. Furthermore, the paper suggests the introduction of threshold levels and selective form finding routines within the script, which, if combined with rapid prototyping techniques for instant evaluation and mutation purposes, explore the possibility of a widened conceptual approach towards structural design.|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007|
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