Architectural Geometry as Design Knowledge
Helmut Pottmann


Architectural Geometry constitutes a new and challenging research area which aims at providing construction-aware design tools and enabling a completely digital work flow from design to manufacturing, especially for highly complex geometries. While we have illustrated complex geometry mostly at hand of surfaces, future research also has to address fully spatial structures. The new tools which are currently being developed have built-in some detail knowledge in AG, but their efficient use requires a very solid basic understanding of geometry which goes beyond the content of a traditional geometry curriculum in architecture. Future work also has to address these new challenges in geometry education.


    title = "Architectural geometry as design knowledge",
    author = "Helmut Pottmann",
    journal = {Architectural Design},
    year = 2010,
    volume = 80,
    number = 4,

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