College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Architectural Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Architectural Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 2

Architectural Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Architectural Engineering

Date

6-2022

Primary Advisor

Ed Salikis, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering Department

Additional Advisors

Clare Olsen, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architecture Department

Abstract/Summary

In this studio we investigated the design and construction of a shell structure through form finding, form testing, and form making. By using a physics-based approach through Kangaroo on Grasshopper, we were able to create a form that minimized tension in the shell. Once a form was found, testing followed through full-scale construction. An iterative process between architectural engineering students and architecture students helped to create a realistic and elegant design.

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