Conference Proceedings
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2018

Architecture is the physical realization of geometry, and even today architecture poses aesthetic and practical problems for architects, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists to overcome using traditional and new mathematical methods. It is 60 years since Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines were first introduced, but now they are becoming commonplace in the building industry enabling complex designs to be fabricated enabling buildings to be constructed which almost rival medieval stereotomy. There has always been debate in architecture as to the relative merits of simplicity verses complexity, structural honesty verses ornamentation and the advent of computers in the design process has if anything confused this issue, especially now that sustainability is a major concern. Some architects and engineers mistakenly believe that decisions can be left to computational optimization, whereas the more one knows about a subject the more one understands that a true optimum is a chimaera. Since its first edition, organized by Helmut Pottmann in 2008, the aim of the Advances in Architectural Geometry symposium has been to provide a platform for interdisciplinary debate through contributions of both technical and theoretical nature. It is hoped that this volume will continue this debate and in particular encourage young architects, engineers and computer scientists to enter the world of Euclid, Hypatia, Descartes, Gauss and Ada Lovelace.

Title
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2018
AuthorsHesselgren L, Kilian A, Malek S, Olsson K-G, Sorkine-Hornung O, Williams C
PublisherKlein Publishing GmbH (Ltd.)
Conference LocationVienna
ISBN978-3-903015-13-5
KeywordsArchitectural Geometry, architecture, Computational Design, Engineering
Abstract

Architecture is the physical realization of geometry, and even today architecture poses aesthetic and practical problems for architects, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists to overcome using traditional and new mathematical methods. It is 60 years since Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines were first introduced, but now they are becoming commonplace in the building industry enabling complex designs to be fabricated enabling buildings to be constructed which almost rival medieval stereotomy. There has always been debate in architecture as to the relative merits of simplicity verses complexity, structural honesty verses ornamentation and the advent of computers in the design process has if anything confused this issue, especially now that sustainability is a major concern. Some architects and engineers mistakenly believe that decisions can be left to computational optimization, whereas the more one knows about a subject the more one understands that a true optimum is a chimaera. Since its first edition, organized by Helmut Pottmann in 2008, the aim of the Advances in Architectural Geometry symposium has been to provide a platform for interdisciplinary debate through contributions of both technical and theoretical nature. It is hoped that this volume will continue this debate and in particular encourage young architects, engineers and computer scientists to enter the world of Euclid, Hypatia, Descartes, Gauss and Ada Lovelace.

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Short TitleAAG 2018 Proceedings