The Geodesic Gridshell
During two days in December 2017 the second year Architecture and Engineering students performed a concluding workshop in the course Digital tools – parametric design. Emil Adiels with the support of architects and engineers from BIG Architects, Copenhagen, CORE, Thornton Tomasetti, New York, and Buro Happold Engineering, London, planned and led the work.
The digital form finding tools enabled the students to experience material optimization. Applying the mathematical concept of geodesics, they succeeded building a complex shape from straight thin wooden stripes. The workshop provided the students with a deeper understanding of the chain from digital design to rational production.See the video from the workshop >>