Lightweight Architecture

The present research by Francisco Gonzalez-Quintial and Andres Martin-Pastor is mainly focused on the development of a system that would be able to offer the potentiality of constructing free-form surfaces by using developable surfaces. Through a deep revision of pre-computational traditional geometric systems based on the classical Descriptive Geometry, after a re-interpretation that design and algorithmic generation tools allow by using computers and digital fabrication hardware as testing ground, a geometric control process has been designed in order to offer the possibility of managing double-curvature complex forms and their adaptation by using developable surfaces.

The focal point of this system is proving how developable surfaces are suitable to build architectonical elements at real scale.

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