Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

P. Ferschin, M. Di Angelo, G. Brunner:
"Rapid Prototyping for Kinetic Architecture";
Talk: 7th International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), Angkor Wat, Cambodia; 2015-07-15 - 2015-07-17; in: "7th International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM)", IEEE Computer Society, (2015), ISBN: 978-1-4673-7336-4; 118 - 123.

English abstract:
Architecture was perceived for many centuries as the design of static buildings that will last for extended periods of time, with static changes or additions at most. Traditional design tools reflect this approach. Kinetic architecture, however, defines a kind of architecture that incorporates dynamic properties which accommodate for environmental or utilization changes. The integration of mechanics, electronics, and computer technology into contemporary architectural design, requires a change of thinking and designing, as well as suitable design tools. To communicate design ideas, the architectural design process utilizes effective strategies such as sketching and model building. A well-established design technique in diverse disciplines is rapid prototyping. Our goal is to have an integrated environment for designing kinetic architecture, including its mechanical parts, electronic units, and software modules with a rapid prototyping approach. This paper discusses conceptual ideas for rapid prototyping design environments for kinetic architecture. An exemplary environment is introduced where a small design task has been realized to provide feedback for the concept.

rapid prototyping; kinetic architecture; design process

Electronic version of the publication:

Related Projects:
Project Head Monika Di Angelo:
Dynamische Interaktive Visualisierung und Simulation

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