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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century

IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Timber Structures & Environmental Compatibility

Multi-Scalar Modelling for Free-form Timber Structures

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Timber Structures & Environmental Compatibility
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Multi-Scalar Modelling for Free-form Timber Structures
  • Author(s): Paul Poinet, Paul Nicholas, Martin Tamke, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen
  • Keywords: conceptual design, multi-scalar modelling, building information modelling, graph theory, data management, glue-laminated timber beams, multi-objective optimization
This paper describes a new conceptual and computational framework that employs Multi-Scalar Modellingtechniques in order to overcome the problem of big data management and to enable a moreintegrative digital workflow during the geometrical discretization of spatial structures.The research explores the design probe of free-form structures composed of glue-laminated timber beamsand looks at the different types of data that need to be shared among each discipline and across multiple scales from which different levels of resolution can be defined.A particular focus lies in the segmentation strategy of glue-laminated timber structures that depend onstructural requirements and the different types of constraints related to fabrication, transportation and assembly. Where current working practices decouple segmentation processes within a discrete digitalworkflow, this research aims to integrate and negotiate the different parameters that drive the samesegmentation strategy within a continuous environment.

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