By Philippe Block, Jan Knippers, Niloy J. Mitra, Wenping Wang
This publication comprises 24 technical papers offered on the fourth version of the Advances in Architectural Geometry convention, AAG 2014, held in London, England, September 2014. It bargains engineers, mathematicians, designers, and contractors perception into the effective layout, research, and manufacture of complicated shapes, in order to aid open up new horizons for architecture.
The booklet examines geometric facets interested in architectural layout, starting from preliminary belief 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. furthermore, the ebook additionally positive aspects algorithms, proposed implementation, experimental effects, and illustrations.
Overall, the ebook provides either theoretical and sensible paintings associated with new geometrical advancements in structure. It gathers the varied elements of the modern architectural developments that push the development envelope in the direction of loose shape so one can reply to a number of present layout challenges.
With its advent of novel computational algorithms and instruments, this ebook will turn out a terrific source to either newbies to the sector in addition to complex practitioners.
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