Digital fabrication of a brise-soleil using fractal geometry as generative system

Maycon Sedrez, Rafael Meneghel, Gabriela Celani

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Abstract

Parametric design and digital fabrication are becoming ubiquitous tools to contemporary architecture and imply a different design process. With this new perception of the contemporary production we have designed a façade sun shade using fractal geometry as a generative system. Fractals are complex shapes generated with simple rules, so it is relatively easy to change the final geometry when we work with parameters. The design process made possible the creation of different options for the brise-soleil using parametric definitions. Some solutions were physically modeled using rapid prototyping, which we consider an essential tool in the contemporary design process. The whole process conducted to the conclusion that architects need to incorporate a new set of skills when working with digital fabrication. Keywords: fractal, design process, generative system, digital fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFusion
EditorsEmine Mine Thompson
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages315-325
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789491207068
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2014 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201412 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Period10/09/1412/09/14

Keywords

  • Design process
  • Digital fabrication
  • Fractal geometry
  • Generative system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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