This 4-day workshop at SmartGeometry 2012 focused on the design and construction of a wooden gridshell using only straight wood members bent along geodesic lines on a relaxed surface. Using parametric tools, the design was developed and analyzed to minimize material waste while maximizing its architectural presence in the space. In addition, a feedback loop was designed between the parametric geometric model and a structural model using Karamba allowing for a smooth workflow that integrated geometry, structures, and material performance.
Size: 11m x 7m x 4m
Material: Straight Wood Lath
More information on the Smart Geometry website.
Collaborators: Elif Erdogan, Giuseppe Giacoppo, Alexander Jordan, Chu-Hao Pan, Lara Alegria Mira, Elliot Mistur, Artyom Maxim, Sarah Murray, Dan Reynolds, Oliver Sjöberg, Caressa Siu, Elsa Wifstrand, Katja Virta
Instructors: Mark Cabrinha, Andrew Kudless, David Shook
Location: Smart Geometry 2012, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA
Status: Workshop – Gridshell Digital Tectonics, Smart Geometry 2012 – Material Intensities
Year: Fall 2012