Computational Design

Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011/12/30 By rcd

Greenland National Gallery

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Using digital intelligence to identify lines of principle stress in a structure. For the competition-winning design of the new Greenland National Gallery the RCD group developed a reinforced concrete slab solution that looked original and striking while also being more energy efficient than a conventional reinforced concrete flat slab. The engineering design was based on

2011/12/26 By rcd

D_pod pavilion

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Computational analysis optimises uniquely curved form D-Pod is a multi-use temporary grid shell structure. The architect’s original design (created using parametric software) posited each member as both curving and twisting. However, elements are often easier to fabricate if they are curved in one direction only. Connection detailing is also easier to standardise and therefore less

2011/12/26 By rcd

Tallinn Town Hall roof

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Volume packing and repulsion driven algorithm. The new town hall for Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a structure composed of 13 intersection boxes, the largest of which is a 60m tall tower comprising the main council chamber and 37m high lightweight glazed façade. A deep roof structure incorporating a staircase to take visitors to

2011/12/26 By rcd

Tallinn Town Hall

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Algorithm mimics natural selection to evolve optimal structure. The new town hall for Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a structure composed of 13 intersecting boxes, each of which cantilevers a considerable distance from inset columns at ground floor level. The side walls of each box are blank and therefore provided the opportunity to hide