available seats in structural optimization workshop I’m co-teaching next week

There are a few spots still available in the Structural Optimization workshop I’m co-teaching at the AEC Tech Symposium next week in NYC. If you’re in the area and interested in the topic, be sure to join us! http://core.thorntontomasetti.com/aec-tech-2018/aec-tech-2018-workshops/ Continue reading available seats in structural optimization workshop I’m co-teaching next week

computational design in sweden (reflection from AAG2018)

Random personal reflection from the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference hosted at Chalmers University of Technology last week: For the first time I feel like the Swedish AEC industry starts to understand the true power of  computational design and how it can help solving the major challenges we face in our business. I’ve never before met so many representatives from major AEC firms operating in Sweden/Scandinavia … Continue reading computational design in sweden (reflection from AAG2018)

workshop at advances in architectural geometry 2018

I was invited through CORE studio to co-organize a workshop at the Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) conference on the theme form active structures, this year held at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Workshop 1: Form-active structures with Kangaroo/K2Engineering – AAG 2018 The workshop focused on the design and analysis of form-active structures using Kangaroo and K2Engineering. In particular, it aims at investigating the enriched … Continue reading workshop at advances in architectural geometry 2018

digital wood – design & fabrication of a full-scale exhibition structure in plywood

Title: Digital Wood – Design & fabrication of a full-scale exhibition structure in plywood Type: Master’s thesis in Architecture and Urban Design Year: 2016 Author: Oscar Gillkvist, Viktoria Henriksson, Emil Poulsen Supervisor: Daniel Norell, Jonas Lundgren Publisher: Chalmers University of Technology – Department of Architecture (Material Turn studo) Abstract: Wood has always been a common building material in Sweden, where both the nature and the timber itself have … Continue reading digital wood – design & fabrication of a full-scale exhibition structure in plywood

design, fabrication and assembly of a geodesic gridshell in a student workshop

Title: design, fabrication and assembly of a geodesic gridshell in a student workshop Type: Conference Article Year: 2018 Author: Emil Adiels, Nicolo Bencini, Cecilie Brandt-Olsen, Al Fisher, Puria Hesari, Isak Näslund, Robert K Otani, Emil Poulsen, Chris J K Williams Publisher: Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018 Abstract: This paper describes the design, fabrication and assembly of an 11×11 m gridshell built of plywood laths during a … Continue reading design, fabrication and assembly of a geodesic gridshell in a student workshop

structural design and analysis of elastically bent gridshells – the development of a numerical simulation tool

Gothenburg : Chalmers University of Technology, 2015. Diploma work – Department of Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, ISSN 1652-8557; 2015:95, 2015.
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frixel

Frixel is a finite element analysis program that’s so easy a 5 year old could use it. Provided only a closed curve representing a building massing and location for core, Frixel generates a 2 dimensional grid and runs structural analysis on it. You can tweak grid size, gravitation magnitude and lateral wind force to see how your design perfoms under different conditions. Additionally, it can … Continue reading frixel