By Philippe Block, Jan Knippers, Niloy J. Mitra, Wenping Wang

This ebook includes 24 technical papers awarded on the fourth version of the Advances in Architectural Geometry convention, AAG 2014, held in London, England, September 2014. It deals engineers, mathematicians, designers, and contractors perception into the effective layout, research, and manufacture of complicated shapes, so one can support open up new horizons for architecture.

The booklet examines geometric elements concerned about architectural layout, starting from preliminary perception to ultimate fabrication. It makes a speciality of 4 key issues: utilized geometry, structure, computational layout, and likewise perform within the type of case stories. moreover, the e-book additionally positive factors algorithms, proposed implementation, experimental effects, and illustrations.

Overall, the publication provides either theoretical and functional paintings associated with new geometrical advancements in structure. It gathers the various elements of the modern architectural trends that push the development envelope in the direction of unfastened shape to be able to reply to a number of present layout challenges.

With its advent of novel computational algorithms and instruments, this publication will turn out an amazing source to either newbies to the sector in addition to complicated practitioners.

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The winding syntax for both carbon layers further ensures the fibre tensioning through the definition of the wrapping sequence. The first layer, which locally reinforces the component geometry, is based on a general set of rules adapted to 38 S. Parascho et al. Fig. 7 Single component and fibre detail each element, which allows for the differentiation of fibre density and efficient use of material while the second carbon fibre layer responds to global force distribution and component geometry (Fig.

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13). It is important to recognise that timber does not form part of this method. E. Pedersen et al. Fig. 13 Completed Utzon: 40 pavilion produced. However, as the timber elements were created on a high-end gantry 5-axis CNC router, they serve as a useful guide to the precision of the concrete components and a test of this method’s ability to interface with other systems. In both aspects the precast concrete system performed admirably, interfacing without issue with cumulative assembly tolerances in the order of C/ 5 mm.

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