Prestressed Gridshells

Prestressed Gridshells

This article, demonstrates the design potentials of a recently developed approach for generating smooth poly-hypar surfaces, freeform surfaces made of combinations of hyperbolic paraboloids (hypars).

Textile architecture informed by wind

Informed by Wind

This thesis by Erica Horteborn aims to show that the flexibility of the textile material could be better included in the architectural design, allowing it to adapt to forces, such as the wind, and viewing motion as a positive design feature.