Prof. Erik Demaine
Prof. John Ochsendorf
Prof. Barbara Cutler
Inspired by the work of the architect Antoni Gaudi, this research workshop will explore three-dimensional problems in the static equilibrium of structural systems. Through an interdisciplinary collaboration between computer science and architecture, we will develop design tools for determining the form of three-dimensional structural systems under a variety of loads. The goal of the workshop is to develop real-time design and analysis tools which will be useful to architects and engineers in the form-finding of efficient three-dimensional structural systems.
Demaine, Erik, John Ochsendorf, Martin Demaine, Simon Greenwold, Axel Kilian, and Barbara Cutler. 4.491 Form-Finding and Structural Optimization: Gaudi Workshop, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-491-form-finding-and-structural-optimization-gaudi-workshop-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA