The underwood pavilion: An investigation in parametric tensegrity structures

Gernot Riether, Andrew J. Wit, Steven T. Putt

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Abstract

Tensegrity structures are not commonly found within the current discourse of architecture. The reason may be that they can only be designed through physical form finding processes. This paper will show how architects can gain the ability to design these structures digitally utilizing physics engines that simulate these form finding processes in real time. To demonstrate this, the paper will use the Underwood Pavilion as a case study to describe a design process that replaces traditional methodologies by digital methods, suggesting a new parametric design approach for lightweight structures and envelopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCAADRIA 2015 - 20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages663-672
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789881902665
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, CAADRIA 2015 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 20 2015May 23 2015

Other

Other20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, CAADRIA 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period5/20/155/23/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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