AUTHOR: Giulio Brugnaro
The research starts with questioning the current paradigm for architectural production established during the Renaissance, based completely on notation and geometric representation, where only what can be drawn and measured, can be...
AUTHOR: Paul Poinet
Based on waste percentage, this algorithm finds the most suitable blank topology for...
AUTHOR: Paul Poinet
The information data contained within an architectural project is usually increasing proportionally with time.
At the beginning of the design process, it is possible manipulate data in a very flexible manner and observe...
Feb 29, 2016. Innochain ESRs Dimitrie A. Stefanescu has released a first software artefact related to Innochain – Speckle. Speckle allows users to quickly share Grasshopper 3d models online through just one double click.
Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) is an emerging technology driven by the present gap between the simulation of structural analysis (FEA) and design software (CAD). IGA is a promising new topic in computational mechanics and was first introduced in 2005 by Thomas J. R. Hughes.
Bending-active tensile (BAT) structures introduce a recently new integrative solution into the field of lightweight architecture. This combination of bending-active elements with a tensile element generates challenges for designers due to the complexity in the necessary integrated form-finding and analysis simulations combined with the reciprocal equilibrium, as well as the high level of detail required in fabrication and erection of these form-active structures. These BAT structures remain a challenge, but current developments in CAD and CAE allow designers to engage in that complexity and generate new architectural and structural possibilities in simulating and generating geometry. The research aims to develop an integrated process interface from design to analysis for BAT structures and to explore its potential for architectural design culture.