complex shapes play an increasingly important role in contemporary
architecture. While digital models involving freeform geometry are
easily created, the actual fabrication and construction of such
structures remains a challenge. In order to make a freeform design
realizable, a process known as rationalization is applied.
Rationalization simplifies the original design in view of the actual
fabrication and financial constraints, while preserving the original
design intent as much as possible. A rationalized design is the output
of a possibly very complicated nonlinear optimization, and it is very
hard to make changes to such a highly constrained geometric model.
design and construction process would greatly benefit from the
development of construction-aware design tools, which will allow
architects to overcome the need for rationalization by integrating
rationalization into the design process. Such tools will generate only
those designs which meet the specified manufacturing and feasibility
constraints. These constraints may also include structural properties,
energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Construction-aware
design is a research challenge which requires broad expertise and a
thorough discussion among experts from many fields.
this spirit, the workshop will bring together architects, engineers,
construction managers, fabricators, researchers from the field of
architectural geometry, and leading sustainability professionals to
discuss, debate and share best practice on design, construction and the
Call for Posters
Complex geometry is best communicated in illustrative images. Therefore, we would like to invite you to submit your best work and sketches for a poster presentation to this workshop. Submissions will undergo a reviewing process and will be judged based on creativity, originality, and technical aspects.
Accepted posters will be presented at the workshop. Posters may be submitted by both students to document their projects or final theses, as well as by professionals to demonstrate exciting aspects of their work.
Submissions consist of a 1 A4 page (21cm x 27.9cm) extended abstract using 12 point single-line fonts and normal margins (2.5cm to top, left and right, 2.0cm to the bottom). Additionally, up to two pages of Figures, screenshots, sketches etc. to appear on the proposed poster can be considered. These pages must adhere to the formatting guidelines as well. Submissions consist of a single pdf file and should not exceed 8MB in size.
Deadline for electronic abstract submission: February 22, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2019
Poster submission: March 11, 2019
Please submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.