Abstract for AEC conference 2005 Rotterdam
This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on ‘Innovation in Architecture, Engineering And Construction (AEC)’ 15-17 June, 2005 Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The research lead Oliver Tessmann to purse his PhD thesis Collaborative Design Procedures for Architects and Engineers
Mirco Becker, Oliver Tessmann
A design approach coupling architectural design and structural engineering using programming as an adaptive tool to establish a feedback loop between performance analysis and design assessment
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 surfaces parameterization and a set of script routines. Component and form are developed simultaneously using design and engineering intelligence.
This cooperative strategy between architects and engineers and the use of programming is exemplified by the project “augmentedFRAME” a design proposal for a landmark tower for Paris’ bid to organize the Olympic
The paper will describe the design process and its series of feedback cycles: FEM analysis optimizing the shape