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01.05.08 - Close studies of iterative geometric design methods provide a solid understanding of the mathematical construction of freeform geometry for architectural use and structural optimization. The iteratively constructed figures allow a large variety of formfinding possibilities that combine smooth classical figures with folded and fractal shapes.

In the Laboratory of Timber Construction, an interdisciplinary team of architects, mathematicians and computer scientists explores new methods for efficiently constructing complex architectural shapes.

The goal is to develop computer-aided solutions which optimize the design and production of free-form surfaces. The method we have developed provides control over certain topological and geometrical constraints representing specific criteria that are necessary for the construction. The established relationship between the geometric figure and its built counterpart optimizes the production of the constructional elements for complex architectural objects.

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