Affordable Complexity 'God's Eye'-Sukkahville 2013

Michail Georgiou, Odysseas Georgiou, Theresa Kwok

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    Abstract

    The paper presents a novel approach on the design of complex forms by re-formulating the relationships between form, structure, material, fabrication and construction. It is proposed that current design models are supplemented by feedback-enabled frameworks, integrating material properties, fabrication constraints and construction logistics. As such, a series of input parameters based on industry standards, filtered through physical testing and digital simulations, feed a central computational model. The outcome is weighed against a set of objectives towards an optimum design solution which embodies construction logic while ultimately opposing costly inflated ad-hoc solutions. Within the above framework and as part of a broader research conducted at [ARC], this paper illustrates a design methodology implemented at the case study of 'God's Eye', winning entry of Sukkahville 2013 International Design Competition. It is further supported that a high tech, interdisciplinary design process based on efficient material assemblies allows for a complex, yet efficient end result, through low tech affordable construction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFusion
    EditorsEmine Mine Thompson
    PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
    Pages169-177
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9789491207068
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2014 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Sep 201412 Sep 2014

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
    Volume2
    ISSN (Print)2684-1843

    Conference

    Conference32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityNewcastle upon Tyne
    Period10/09/1412/09/14

    Keywords

    • Computational design
    • Construction logistics
    • Design process
    • Interdisciplinary design
    • Material-based design

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