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

IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Timber Structures & Environmental Compatibility

Geodesic Lattice Shell Methodologies

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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: Geodesic Lattice Shell Methodologies
  • Author(s): Mark Cabrinha
  • Keywords: gridshells, lattice shells, geodesics, bending active structures, form finding, parametric design, NURBS
This paper outlines a working methodology for wood lattice shell structures developed through a three-step parametric workflow process combining readily available form-finding while employing non-uniform lattice spacing developed through a geodesic network. This digital process is combined with empirical testing of physical wood members as a material feedback loop in the form-finding process. The motivation of this parametric process is to off-load detailed calculations of form-finding and geodesic analysis to the tool, such that attention can be placed in conceptual design to other design criteria such as spatial development and environmental response while maintaining the structure, elegance and economy of lattice shells.

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