Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen

Sommer, Bernhard Univ.-Ass. Dipl.-Ing.

Hybrid Space Structure Typologies
Interdisziplinäre / projektorientierte Lehrtätigkeit
Architektur, Bauphysik, Tragwerkslehre
Archetctural Design, Structural Engineering, Energy Design. The Hybrid Space Structures Cluster aims to reexamine the intricate three-dimensional space structure systems based on modular polyhedra first popular in the 1960s and now, in modified form, reappearing in contemporary architecture in non-modular variants. As a starting point the cluster will use an existing physical environment to which the space structure will be an addition or an alteration. Digital techniques to scan 3D space will be used to virtualize the physical environment. . Workshop participants will use Generative Components and/or Grasshopper to produce precise parametric models of non-modular space structures. Initial “seed templates” (tessellated and scripted armatures and compatible components and definitions in GC and Grasshopper) will be distributed to participants. In addition to the space structure templates, cluster participants will work with Karamba, a parametric structural evaluation tool developed by cluster leader Dr. Clemens Preisinger and Bollinger-Grohmann Schneider Engineers. Karamba is a Finite Element plug-in for Grasshopper that allows designers to interactively calculate and analyse the response of three dimensional beam structures under the action of external loads. Karamba establishes an intuitive feedback loop between physical behavior and geometry that can be used to inform design decisions and form-finding. http://vimeo.com/24834640
Bernhard Sommer, Justin Diles, architect, Clemens Priesinger, structural engineer
Smart Geometry Group
Datum, Zeit und Ort
2011-03-28 – 2011-04-02