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Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building (G04), 148 City Road, Sydney, NSW


Investigate the complex geometries of hypar surfaces at SmartStructuresLab2014.

The lab reveals an approach to engineering architecture in process; as a dialogue between analogue design models, computational design series, engineered analysis and optimisations, 1:1 plywood prototypes, 1:20 skeleton structures and a multiplicity of 3D printed form studies.

Discover first-hand how the lab produces complex hypar forms, derives design iterations, and optimizes the spatial and structural performance in the advanced and seamless design environments of McNeel Rhino, Grasshopper and karamba.

Through structural analysis and simulation software fully-embedded in the parametric environment of Grasshopper (one of the plug-ins for the 3D modeling tool Rhino/McNeel Rhinoceros), you can explore fully integrated, design iterations, structural behaviour and material affordances. As a consequence, the architecture design models on display combine parameterized geometry, finite element calculations and optimized algorithms.

See the prototypes for minimal hypar surfaces with the engineers and software developers Clemens PreisingerMatthew Tam, and Sascha Bohnenberger from Bollinger and Grohmann.

Led by Dr Dagmar Reinhardt in collaboration with Edurado De Oliviera Barata, UFOSydney, Rob Beson, AR_MA and Alexander Jung, reinhardt_jung|architecture and design.




Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney