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Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014

Editors: Block, P., Knippers, J., Mitra, N.J., Wang, W. (Eds.)

  • Details recent advances in the emerging area of architectural geometry with a focus on the role of computation and geometry
  • Introduces novel computational algorithms and tools in architectural design
  • Reveals new design and fabrication possibilities to both newcomers to the field as well as advanced practitioners
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About this book

This book contains 24 technical papers presented at the fourth edition of the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference, AAG 2014, held in London, England, September 2014. It offers engineers, mathematicians, designers, and contractors insight into the efficient design, analysis, and manufacture of complex shapes, which will help open up new horizons for architecture.

The book examines geometric aspects involved in architectural design, ranging from initial conception to final fabrication. It focuses on four key topics: applied geometry, architecture, computational design, and also practice in the form of case studies. In addition, the book also features algorithms, proposed implementation, experimental results, and illustrations.

Overall, the book presents both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments in architecture. It gathers the diverse components of the contemporary architectural tendencies that push the building envelope towards free form in order to respond to multiple current design challenges.

With its introduction of novel computational algorithms and tools, this book will prove an ideal resource to both newcomers to the field as well as advanced practitioners.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Simulation of Aggregate Structures in Architecture: Distinct-Element Modeling of Synthetic Non-convex Granulates

    Dierichs, Karola (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Post-tensioned Discrete Concrete Elements Developed for Free-form Construction

    Pedersen, Ole Egholm (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Modular Fibrous Morphologies: Computational Design, Simulation and Fabrication of Differentiated Fibre Composite Building Components

    Parascho, Stefana (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Application of Hybrid Glass-Timber Elements in Architecture

    Eversmann, Philipp (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • Gaudi’s Puffy Jacket: A Method for the Implementation of Fabric Slump Casting in the Construction of Thin-Wall Funicular Vault Structures

    Maxwell, Iain (et al.)

    Pages 61-77

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-11418-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-11417-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35242-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. November 11, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014
Editors
  • Philippe Block
  • Jan Knippers
  • Niloy J. Mitra
  • Wenping Wang
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11418-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11418-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11417-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35242-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 385
Number of Illustrations and Tables
199 b/w illustrations, 135 illustrations in colour
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