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This article presents a new approach to the design of freeform shells: smooth poly-hypar surface structures. As combinations of hyperbolic paraboloids (hypars), smooth poly-hypar surfaces are ruled locally while globally appearing to be continuous freeform. The double curvature of the individual hypar modules and the smooth connections (G1 degree)...
In order to integrate the perceptual and human dimensions into structural design, this paper begins with the contrast between structure and body, and reinterprets body-based structural thinking from a neuroscientific perspective by introducing recent research findings on embodied perception, using Dasher architecture as an example. The paper aims t...
This paper rethinks the relation between structural logic and architectural art from an abstract perspective view of force flows. Based on the interactive relation between abstract force equilibrium and architectural composition, it contends for a design thinking to integrate structural logic and architectural art.
The analogy between the human body and architectural structures dates all the way back to ancient times and has significantly shaped the design of buildings and structures. The article examines the body's historical influence on how structures are perceived and designed , demonstrating how the body shapes the "technical truth" dimension of structur...
Based on the concept of “strong structure”, the joint studio of Exhibition Pavilion of Jingxi Rice Culture incorporates structural clues into traditional design teaching that primarily relies on spatial experience. By conceptual inspiration, structural translation, multi-dimensional integration and tectonic presentation, it explores the organizing...
The special issue titled "Concepts, Methods and Practices - Reflections on "Strong Structures" in Architectural Design" in the Journal of The Architect (建筑师), Vol.03, Issue.211, 2021
The integration of structure and architecture is gaining increasingly more attention with the development of building materials and construction techniques. It is in this context that the concept of "Strong Structures" was born in the modern Swiss architectural discourse to explore the balance between technology and art in structural design. "Stron...
This article demonstrates the design potentials of a recently developed approach for generating smooth poly-hypar surfaces, freeform surfaces made of combinations of hyperbolic paraboloids (hypars). In a smooth poly-hypar surface, the double curvature of the individual hypar modules and the smooth connections between them ensure global bending-free...
As double curved and double ruled surfaces, hyperbolic paraboloids (hypars) allow for a relatively easy construction method, meanwhile ensure free-bending structural behavior. Furthermore, from an architectural standpoint, through simple manipulations of four vertices of a hypar, it can varies into a wide range of forms to satisfy different archite...
This research aims to develop a form-making method based on hyperbolic paraboloids (hypars), which creates forms possessing both architectural aesthetics and structural efficiency. Hypars can be considered as prototypical examples for the correlation of architectural and structural design by means of geometry. In this paper, a method based on graph...