shell structures for architecture form finding and optimization

Download Book Shell Structures For Architecture Form Finding And Optimization in PDF format. You can Read Online Shell Structures For Architecture Form Finding And Optimization here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Shell Structures For Architecture

Author : Sigrid Adriaenssens
ISBN : 9781317909385
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 47. 20 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 242
Read : 691

Download Now


*** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *** Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques. It introduces architecture and engineering practitioners and students to structural shells and provides computational techniques to develop complex curved structural surfaces, in the form of mathematics, computer algorithms, and design case studies. • Part I introduces the topic of shells, tracing the ancient relationship between structural form and forces, the basics of shell behaviour, and the evolution of form-finding and structural optimization techniques. • Part II familiarizes the reader with form-finding techniques to explore expressive structural geometries, covering the force density method, thrust network analysis, dynamic relaxation and particle-spring systems. • Part III focuses on shell shape and topology optimization, and provides a deeper understanding of gradient-based methods and meta-heuristic techniques. • Part IV contains precedent studies of realised shells and gridshells describing their innovative design and construction methods.

Shell Structures For Architecture

Author : Sigrid Adriaenssens
ISBN : 0415840600
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 82. 39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 391
Read : 1265

Download Now


*** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *** Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques. It introduces architecture and engineering practitioners and students to structural shells and provides computational techniques to develop complex curved structural surfaces, in the form of mathematics, computer algorithms, and design case studies. • Part I introduces the topic of shells, tracing the ancient relationship between structural form and forces, the basics of shell behaviour, and the evolution of form-finding and structural optimization techniques. • Part II familiarizes the reader with form-finding techniques to explore expressive structural geometries, covering the force density method, thrust network analysis, dynamic relaxation and particle-spring systems. • Part III focuses on shell shape and topology optimization, and provides a deeper understanding of gradient-based methods and meta-heuristic techniques. • Part IV contains precedent studies of realised shells and gridshells describing their innovative design and construction methods.

Shell Structures For Architecture

Author : Sigrid Adriaenssens
ISBN : 0415840597
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 38. 11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 424
Read : 771

Download Now


This book brings together for the first time the most relevant form finding and structural optimization techniques for shell and gridshell structures, and transfers knowledge in the form of mathematics, computer algorithms, and design case studies, providing highly pedagogical material for students as well as practicing architects and engineers. Part 1 introduces the topic of shells, tracing the ancient relationship between structural form and forces, the basics of shell behaviour, and the evolution of form finding and structural optimization techniques. Part 2 familiarizes the reader with form finding techniques, covering the force density method, thrust network analysis, dynamic relaxation and particle-spring systems, and discusses how to steer form. Part 3 focuses on shell shape and topology optimization, and provides a deeper understanding of gradient-based methods and meta-heuristic techniques.

Transparent Shells

Author : Hans Schober
ISBN : 9783433031216
Genre : TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
File Size : 68. 90 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 913
Read : 1268

Download Now


This book describes the design, detailing and structural engineering of filigree, double-curved and long-span glazed shells of minimal weight and ingenious details. Innovative, clear and understandable geometric principles for the design of double-curved shell structures are explained in a practical manner. The principles are simple to apply with the use of functions now available in most CAD programs. The author demonstrates how floating and homogeneous structures can be created on these "free" forms, particularly grid shells of planar rectangles. These are especially suitable for glazing with flat panes and offer structural, economical and architectural advantages. Examples are provided to illustrate in simple ways the latest methods of form finding calculation and holistic optimisation through the complex interaction of structure, form and topology. Numerous examples built all over the world from 1989 to 2014 offer orientation and assistance in the design of such double-curved shells. Essential design parameters, many details and node connections of constructed projects are presented and evaluated. These structures have been built all over the world in close partnership with renowned architects.

Form And Forces

Author : Edward Allen
ISBN : 9781118174258
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 65. 30 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 461
Read : 744

Download Now


Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.

Structure As Architecture

Author : Andrew Charleson
ISBN : 9781317660859
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 35. 56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 956
Read : 760

Download Now


Structure as Architecture presents a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role of structure in architecture. An exploration, as well as a celebration, of structure, the book draws on a series of design studies and case study examples to illustrate how structure can be employed to realize a wide range of concepts in contemporary architecture. By examining design principles that relate to both architecture and structural engineering, Andrew Charleson provides new insights into the relationship between both the technical and aesthetic aspects of architecture. Now in its second edition, the text has been extensively revised and updated throughout. Features include: A brand new chapter on hidden structure, adding to the material on exposed structures Two new chapters on using structure to realise common architectural concepts through a combination of precedents and creative design Over 50 new case studies from across the globe Easy-to-understand diagrams and a highly visual design to aid understanding and accessibility More than two hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries such as the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan illustrate how a thorough integration of structure adds layers of richness and enhances the realisation of architectural design concepts.

Timber Gridshells

Author : John Chilton
ISBN : 9781317682738
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 56. 28 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 950
Read : 669

Download Now


Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ‘webs of wood’ have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally expressive form of architecture. Recent developments in digital design, 3-D modelling software, timber fabrication technologies as well as trends towards low-carbon construction have further reinforced architects’ interest in the use of lightweight timber grids and lattice structures. This timely book charts the origin and evolution of the timber gridshell and its relation to timber lattice architecture. Drawing on a range of international case studies, the authors trace the effect advances in technology have had on design and construction in this field, providing a clear understanding of the structure, morphology, design process, and construction technology, and examining both the application and constraints of timber gridshells in architectural design. Timber Gridshells is a highly illustrated, up-to-date resource which provides detailed answers and inspires new ideas. As such, it is essential reading for students of architecture as well as professional architects.

Architectural Geometry

Author : Helmut Pottmann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105130547487
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 20. 39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 342
Read : 684

Download Now



Advanced Timber Structures

Author : Yves Weinand
ISBN : 9783035604900
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 61. 42 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 684
Read : 948

Download Now


Wood is usually perceived as a "traditional" material. However, the properties of this material have now for some time made it possible to design free shapes and highly complex structures. Today, the wood laboratory of the EPF Lausanne, which was originally founded by Julius Natterer, is testing the production of origami structures, ribbed shells, fabric structures and curved panels under the guidance of Professor Weinand using digital calculation and computer-aided processing methods. The research results are tested in prototypes, which demonstrate the potential applications in large-scale timber buildings. By exploring the hitherto unused potential of wood as a construction material, this book provides an exciting and inspiring outlook on a new generation of timber buildings.

Guastavino Vaulting

Author : John Ochsendorf
ISBN : 1616892447
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 53. 15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 198
Read : 152

Download Now


The first monograph to celebrate the architectural legacy of the Guastavino family is now available in paperback. First-generation Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr. oversaw the construction of thousands of spectacular tile vaults across the United States between the 1880s and the 1950s. These versatile, strong, and fireproof vaults were built by Guastavino in more than two hundred major buildings in Manhattan and in hundreds more across the country, including Grand Central Terminal, Carnegie Hall, the Biltmore Estate, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Registry Room at Ellis Island, and many major university buildings. Guastavino Vaulting blends a scholarly history of the technology with archival images, drawings, and stunning photographs that illustrate the variety and endurance of this building method.

Top Download:

Best Books