Free-form Transformation Of Spatial Bar Structures <i>Developing a design framework for kinetic surfaces geometries by utilising parametric tools</i>



Hussein, Hussein ORCID: 0000-0002-3537-9909, Agkathidis, Asterios ORCID: 0000-0002-0742-5218 and Kronenburg, Robert
(2017) Free-form Transformation Of Spatial Bar Structures <i>Developing a design framework for kinetic surfaces geometries by utilising parametric tools</i>. In: eCAADe, 2017-9-19 - 2017-9-22, Rome.

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Abstract

This paper presents a design framework for free-form transformation of kinetic, spatial bar structures using computational design techniques. Spatial bar structures considered as deployable, transformable kinetic structures composed of straight, linear members, assembled in a three-dimensional configuration. They are often utilised in portable, mobile or transformable buildings. Transformable systems of spatial bar structures are mostly based on modification of primitive shapes (e.g. box, sphere, and cylinder). Each system is subdivided into multiple members having the same shape, the so-called kinetic blocks. Some diverse precedents made to develop other forms of transformation of these structures with some issues. This research project will investigate how a free-form transformation of spatial bar systems can be achieved, by redesigning the kinetic block in relation to architectural, technical parameters. In order to develop a physical prototype of the kinetic block, and assess its potential in enabling free-form transformation of a spatial bar system, a design framework incorporating parametric, algorithmic and kinetic design strategies is required. The proposed design workflow consists of three main phases: form-finding, stability validation and actuation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parametric design, Kinetic, transformable, deployable, Free-form, design strategy
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 08:22
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2023 20:11
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3008748