Shell Structures for Architecture

A very comprehensive book on form finding and optimization in architecture, it collects several works by emerging researchers in the field along with others. Sigrid Adriaenssens, Philippe Block and Chris Williams investigate well-known architectures such as the roofing for the inner courtyard of the Maritime Dutch Museum or the Queen Elizabeth II courtyard in the British Museum.

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Surface patterning

I’ve been playing with patterns on surfaces and this example shows best the possible situations. I’m creating holes in a generic surface, aligned to a certain direction which I change during the video. The holes also change diameter according to the local gaussian curvature. Of course the holes are not circular, but circles mapped to the local uv-mapping, otherwise what fun is it? :)