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title: Form Finding, Force and Function: Mass-Spring Simulation for a Thin Shell Concrete Trolley Barn
author(s): Mike Weller
reference: DMG MArch Thesis Archive, Winter Quarter, 2011 [pdf]
Simulation, traditionally used as an evaluative tool, can also be part of a design’s generation. Using a waterfront trolley barn as a test case this project examines digital physics simulation as a shell form finding tool. The development of a form finding method using open source tools will be discussed, and the implications of this workflow for design will be critically evaluated.
Related projects: Form-Finding
last updated 4.2.2011 by Brian R Johnson