algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Light Weight Roof - Surface Triangulation - Part 2/3

turning the previously generated large surface in smaller subsurfaces.

some conditions:
-each subsurface (the "curved pizza slices") itself should consist of randomly arranged triangular panels
these panels are supported by a grid of thin steel beams, which themselves rest on larger curved steel pipes (the catenary dome ribs as seen in part 1/2)
- no duplicate ridge pipes
- no duplicate nodes

the script is executed roundwise (step-by-step) using hoopsnake, to ensure system stability (heavy computation)

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Comment by Florent on September 10, 2013 at 8:08am

Hi Benjamin, I wanted to share an idea with you, in the case you would be looking for a way to experiment your project in a physical model.

Comment by Benjamin Felbrich on September 9, 2013 at 4:58am

well actually we were assuming hollow steel pipes and also elaborated their diameters. i didn't show and document them due to the lack of time.

Comment by djordje on September 9, 2013 at 4:48am

So basically you did not know what shape would ribs be (circular, square hollow...), and that's the reason why ribs were presented only as a single line in the third video?

Comment by Benjamin Felbrich on September 9, 2013 at 4:15am

Hi Djordje,

well I'm actually not very sure about the material. We were thinking of curved steel pipes for the ribs, which would be super complicated and expensive. So for the ribs: I don't know.
The triangular panels could be made of anything actually. We proposed some opaque synthetic material or glass.

Comment by djordje on September 9, 2013 at 3:08am

Hi Benjamin. Saw your reply at vimeo. Thank you.
Of what material will these catenary domes be made of?





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