Parametric nodes from idea to realization

Ulrich Knaack, Alamir Mohsen

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Abstract

The radical change in architectural design transcends the individuality of design towards multivarious individuation. The immersion of parametric diagrams in the representation of architectural objects leads into a process that could be grasped and manipulated with a high degree of efficiency. Computational advanced design techniques are becoming necessary; therefore new techniques need to be implemented to work on retooling the traditional ways of manufacturing elements. To formulate the problem; Architects, façade engineers and manufacturers need a speculated new solutions and be their liaison for collaboration. Complex designs driven out of parametric potentials are characterized by the various angles and inclinations that form the mullions/sub-construction, which forms the desirable design. Accordingly, having a flexible connection that can provide a full range of proper angles, is requisite. Additive manufacturing also is known as 3D printing, is based on the theory that any object could be synthesized by breaking it down to multilayers that are needed to be laid at the top of each other to form the final object. Metal- Based additive manufacturing has significant growth in the last couple of years, based on the advantages that AM offers, which is producing complex 3D objects directed from CAD data without the need for that careful and detailed analysis that is needed by the other manufacturing processes. A unique collaboration between architects, façade engineers and manufacturers could be achieved by following a whole new aspect, which is how to move from Design to Production. The merge between design and manufacturing could revolutionize the building process of complex buildings. Moreover, the elimination of several constraints, which usually show up in the planning phases. Additively manufactured parts still need some verification to reach the level that the market and the user can accept and trust.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFacade 2018 - Adaptive!
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the COST Action TU1403 Adaptive Facades Network Final Conference
EditorsAndreas Luible, Susanne Gosztonyi
PublisherTU Delft Open
Pages101-111
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventFACADE 2018 - Adaptive!: COST Action TU1403 Adaptive Facades Network Final Conference - KKL, Lucern, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Nov 201827 Nov 2018
http://tu1403.eu/?page_id=1291

Conference

ConferenceFACADE 2018 - Adaptive!
CountrySwitzerland
CityLucern
Period26/11/1827/11/18
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Keywords

  • Parametric
  • Nodes
  • Free-form
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Adaptive solutions

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