Surface- and mesh-based approaches towards a materialization of architectural catenoids

G. H. Filz, S. Schiefer, Th Stecher

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Besides a textile realization of Minimal Surfaces in architecture we can think of many different approaches in materializing spatially curved forms. In this regard patterns, subdivision, etc. play an essential role and cause geometrical, material and detailing questions. This paper presents a mesh-based method to subdivide any rotational-symmetric Minimal Surface Catenoid in soapfilm-analogy into planar surfaces without losing its exceptional structural and architectural qualities. This Examination was compared to surface-based approaches and always keeping both in mind - spatially curved spaces and plane elements, provided by the industry.

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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