Towards a Free-form Transformable Structure: A critical review for the attempts of developing reconfigurable structures that can deliver variable free-form geometries



Hussein, Hussein, Agkathidis, Asterios ORCID: 0000-0002-0742-5218 and Kronenburg, Rob
(2021) Towards a Free-form Transformable Structure: A critical review for the attempts of developing reconfigurable structures that can deliver variable free-form geometries. In: eCAADe 2021, 2021-09-08 - 2021-04-10, Novi Sad.

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Abstract

In continuation of our previous research (Hussein, et al., 2017), this paper examines the kinetic transformable spatial-bar structures that can alter their forms from any free-form geometry to another, which can be named as Free-form transformable structures (FFTS). Since 1994, some researchers have proposed FFTS for many applications such as controlling solar gain, providing interactive kinetic forms, and control the users' movement within architectural/urban spaces. This research includes a comparative analysis and a critical review of eight FFTS precedents, which revealed some design and technical considerations, issues, and design and evaluation challenges due to the FFTS ability to deliver infinite unpredictable form variations. Additionally, this research presents our novel algorithmic framework to design and evaluate the infinite form variations of FFTS and an actuated prototype that achieved the required movement. The findings of this study revealed some significant design and technical challenges and limitations that require further research work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of the Arts
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2021 08:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 00:10
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3118748