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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S27.058

ALTERNATIVE GEOMETRIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL DESIGN

A. I. Dumitrascu, C. G.l Corduban, R. M. Nica, T. Hapurne
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 449-456 pp

ABSTRACT
The study of alternative geometries in architectural space, through the standpoint of digital and technological evolutions, represents a worldwide current problem. Together with the progresses of exact science fields, the majority of traditional architectural concepts are redefined, the computer becoming the new center, the new reference point. In this context, in which information technology promotes a way of life increasingly dependent upon the digital component, most research directions focus towards identifying and classifying the generating models / patterns of the new virtual reality. Contemporary design, and in particular its generative geometries, target efficiency and performance demands. In this context, digital technologies come to the aid of increasing the quality of the process and of the design result through new CAD (Computer-aided Design) programs, new CAM (Computer-aided Manufacturing) technologies, intelligent materials and, not least, through facilitating access to information. At the same time, the syncretism between architecture and connected fields – mathematics, engineering, computer science, biology, arts etc. – must be taken into account, an aspect that leads to defining new intelligent high performance models of interactive architecture. All these arguments promote a different perspective, one in which the geometric model must be able to represent the intangible, immaterial, dynamic, virtual, evolutionary spaces of experimental architecture. Considering all the aforementioned aspects, this paper intends to establish specific guidelines for a sustainable digital design by means of a 3D modeling. The main goal is to provide answers to the contemporary challenges of material use optimization (through digital design and recycling). Thus, the final outcome would promote an evolutive and performative architectural space.

Keywords: sustainable structures, architectural pattern, geometry, digital design tools