Architectural geometry as design knowledge

H. Pottmann
Architectural Design, vol. 80, number 4, (2010)

Architectural geometry as design knowledge

Keywords

Formtexx, Skipper Library, Conceptual design, 2009, Free-form shapes, 3-D modelling software, Architectural geometry

Abstract

​The onset of digital design has enabled a new level of experimentation with free-form shapes in contemporary architecture, which has made geometry a fertile area of research over the last decade or so. Helmut Pottmann describes how geometry not only has the potential to inform a more exciting generative approach for architects, but can also make design much more construction aware for the whole design team, enabling a wholly digital workflow from design to fabrication.

Code

DOI: 10.1002/ad.1109

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