Ruled surfaces for rationalization and design in architecture

Simon Flöry*, Helmut Pottmann

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Abstract

In this work, we address the challenges in the realization of free-form architecture and complex shapes in general with the technical advantages of ruled surfaces. We propose a geometry processing framework to approximate (rationalize) a given shape by one or multiple strips of ruled surfaces. We discuss techniques to achieve an overall smooth surface and develop a parametric model for the generation of curvature continuous surfaces composed of ruled surface strips. We illustrate the usability of the proposed process at hand of several projects, where the pipeline has been applied to compute NC data for mould production and to rationalize large parts of free-form facades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLife In
Subtitle of host publicationformation: On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture - Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA 2010
Pages103-109
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture - Life In:formation: On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture, ACADIA 2010 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2010Oct 24 2010

Other

Other30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture - Life In:formation: On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture, ACADIA 2010
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period10/21/1010/24/10

Keywords

  • Architectural geometry
  • Geometry processing
  • Ruled surface
  • Strip model
  • Surface fitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture

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