Architectural Geometry

We explore how geometric computing can facilitate new design methodologies for architectural applications.

Geometric reasoning, advanced numerical optimization, and interactive shape exploration help facilitate material- and construction-aware design of complex architectural systems.

Large-Scale Demonstrators

We aim to translate basic research into large scale demonstrators to validate our results and showcase their potential for architectural applications.


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C-shells: Deployable Gridshells with Curved Beams

Q. Becker; S. Suzuki; Y. Ren; D. Pellis; F. J. Panetta et al. 

ACM Transactions on Graphics. 2023-12-15. Vol. 42, num. 6, p. 1-17. DOI : 10.1145/3618366.

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BamX: Rethinking Deployability in Architecture through Weaving

S. Suzuki; A. Martin; Y. Ren; T-Y. Chen; S. Parascho et al. 

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2023; De Gruyter, 2023-10-04.

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RUM: Reconfigurable Umbrella Mesh

U. Kusupati; F. Isvoranu; S. Suzuki; M. Pauly 

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2023; De Gruyter, 2023. p. 474.

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Computational Design of Weingarten Surfaces

D. Pellis; M. Kilian; H. Pottmann; M. Pauly 

Acm Transactions On Graphics. 2021-08-01. Vol. 40, num. 4, p. 114. DOI : 10.1145/3450626.3459939.

Computational Analysis and Design of Structurally Stable Assemblies with Rigid Parts

Z. Wang / M. Pauly; P. Song (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

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MOCCA: Modeling and Optimizing Cone-joints for Complex Assemblies

Z. Wang; P. Song; M. Pauly 

Acm Transactions On Graphics. 2021-08-01. Vol. 40, num. 4, p. 181. DOI : 10.1145/3450626.3459680.

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DESIA: A General Framework for Designing Interlocking Assemblies

Z. Wang; P. Song; M. Pauly 

Acm Transactions On Graphics. 2018-11-01. Vol. 37, num. 6, p. 191. DOI : 10.1145/3272127.3275034.

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State of the Art on Computational Design of Assemblies with Rigid Parts

Z. Wang; P. Song; M. Pauly 

2021-05-01. Eurographics 2021 (EG2021), Vienna, Austria, May 3–7, 2021. p. 633-657. DOI : 10.1111/cgf.142660.

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Design and Structural Optimization of Topological Interlocking Assemblies

Z. Wang; P. Song; F. Isvoranu; M. Pauly 

Acm Transactions On Graphics. 2019-11-01. Vol. 38, num. 6, p. 193. DOI : 10.1145/3355089.3356489.

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chi-Shell, a new spatial deployable lattice compared to traditional reticulated shells

E. Bouleau; F. Isvoranu; J. Panetta; M. Pauly 

2019-01-01. 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International-Association-for-Shell-and-Spatial-Structures (IASS SYMPOSIUM) / 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES), Barcelona, SPAIN, Oct 07-10, 2019. p. 1932-1939.

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X-Shell Pavilion: A Deployable Elastic Rod Structure

F. Isvoranu; F. J. Panetta; T. Chen; E. Bouleau; M. Pauly 

2019. IASS Annual Symposium, Barcelona, Spain,

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X-Shells: A new class of deployable beam structures

J. Panetta; M. Konakovic-Lukovic; F. Isvoranu; E. Bouleau; M. Pauly 

Acm Transactions On Graphics. 2019-07-01. Vol. 38, num. 4, p. 83. DOI : 10.1145/3306346.3323040.

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Computational Inverse Design of Surface-based Inflatables

J. Panetta; F. Isvoranu; T. Chen; E. Siefert; B. Roman et al. 

Acm Transactions On Graphics. 2021-08-01. Vol. 40, num. 4, p. 40. DOI : 10.1145/3450626.3459789.

Computational Design of Auxetic Shells

M. Konakovic Lukovic / M. Pauly (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

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Beyond Developable: Computational Design and Fabrication with Auxetic Materials

M. Konakovic; K. Crane; B. Deng; S. Bouaziz; D. Piker et al. 

2016. ACM SIGGRAPH Conference. p. 89. DOI : 10.1145/2897824.2925944.

Double-layered timber plate shell. International Journal of Space Structures

C. Robeller; M. Pauly; M. Dedijer; M. Konakovic; Y. Weinand 

International Journal of Space Structures. 2017-12-01. Vol. 32, p. 160-175. DOI : 10.1177/0266351117742853.

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A Double-Layered Timber Plate Shell – Computational Methods for Assembly, Prefabrication, and Structural Design

C. Robeller; M. A. Konakovic; M. Dedijer; M. Pauly; Y. Weinand 

2016. Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016, Zürich, Switzerland, September 9-13, 2016. p. 104-122. DOI : 10.3218/3778-4.

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Rapid Deployment of Curved Surfaces via Programmable Auxetics

M. Konakovic-Lukovic; J. Panetta; K. Crane; M. Pauly 

Acm Transactions On Graphics. 2018-08-01. Vol. 37, num. 4, p. 106. DOI : 10.1145/3197517.3201373.

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Paneling architectural freeform surfaces

M. Eigensatz; M. Kilian; A. Schiftner; N. J. Mitra; H. Pottmann et al. 

2010. ACM SIGGRAPH. p. 1. DOI : 10.1145/1778765.1778782.

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Case Studies in Cost-Optimized Paneling of Architectural Freeform Surfaces

M. Eigensatz; M. Deuss; M. Kilian; N. Mitra; H. Pottmann et al. 

2010. Advances in Architectural Geometry 2010, Vienna, Austria, DOI : 10.1007/978-3-7091-0309-8_4.