Minimal-surface-T-connections in architecture

G. H. Filz*

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Membrane structures and in special Minimal Surfaces fascinate by their unity of structure and complex geometry. When it comes to wide span projects theses structures often represent the best choice. Regarding today's fluent and free form architecture their world of forms could also enrich the design of our inhabited spaces. This paper presents as part of a comprehensive research on Minimal Surfaces in architecture the results of Minimal-Surface-T-connections and reveals new correlations and rules between Minimal Surface and boundary conditions. Case studies can give an idea of the manifold architectural possibilities when "soft" is meeting "hard" morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures and Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Applications and Challenges - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2013
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Structures and Architecture - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013
Conference number: 2


ConferenceInternational Conference on Structures and Architecture
Abbreviated titleICSA
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