Digital Technologies in Architectural Design

Henriette Bier*

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TWO international workshops developed within the Delft University of Technology have been focusing on the development of double-curved surfaces and structures employing NURBS geometries: [1] OutCuts and [2] SpaceFrame. OutCuts [represented in the first three rows of the matrix] focused on development of perforation and cutting patterns for the double-curved skin. The patterns have been developed in a[n itterative] process of transcoding across digital media: a sound-composition has been generated by compositing sound samples according to a rhythm and proportions diagram generated from a primitive [row4/column4] which goes back to N. Denari‘s project The Wall. While OutCuts has been focusing on the double-curved skin, the second workshop SpaceFrame generated structures to suport double curved skins. The process emulates the real fabrication process and informs students about the implementation of complex non-Euclidean geometries in architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event23rd Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2005 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 21 Sep 200524 Sep 2005


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