Topological interlocking in architectural design

Michael Weizmann, Oded Amir, Yasha Jacob Grobman

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Abstract

The paper presents the initial results of a study that examines the potential of using the concept of topological interlocking as a structural and organizational mechanism for architecture in general, and for building façades in particular. The paper opens with a review of existing research on the notion of topological interlocking. It then presents a catalogue that characterizes the various types of topological interlocking systems and compares the potential of these types to be employed in architectural design. This is followed by a discussion regarding the results of fabrication experiments that examine the specific types, which appear to have the best potential for architectural design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAADRIA 2015 - 20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture
EditorsMarc Aurel Schnabel, Christiane M. Herr, Sawako Kaijima, Mi Jeong Kim, Dominik Holzer, Yasushi Ikeda
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages107-116
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789881902665
StatePublished - 2015
Event20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, CAADRIA 2015 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 20 May 201523 May 2015

Publication series

NameCAADRIA 2015 - 20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, CAADRIA 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period20/05/1523/05/15

Keywords

  • Building facade
  • Complex geometry
  • Parametric design
  • Structural fragmentation
  • Surface tessellation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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