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Vertical Net Structures: DRX 2013

The focus on “Vertical Net Structures” for the DRX 2013 was a continuation of last year’s investigation into innovative structures for the design of high-rise buildings. Driven by the increasing demand for supertall buildings, we developed integral structures that define interesting interior spaces through controlled articulation without compromising the integrity of the system. Questions of structure, circulation and program distribution had to be addressed in a prototypical building of approximately 450m height.

The aim was to understand forces as vectors in order to develop 3-dimensional spatial nets. These systems were developed and based on profound research in various areas such as high-rise structural systems, natural systems as well as form-finding techniques. Throughout the DRX, these systems were further informed and transformed into highly constrained, feasible proposals for tall buildings.

Vertical Net Structures DRX 2013, at HENN


Thursday, December 5th, 2013


Findlay Residence by Splyce Design
Exhibition: Charlotte Perriand at Design Miami

 

One Response to
“Vertical Net Structures: DRX 2013”

  1. James Cleland Says:

    Fascinating! These are at once so theoretical as to belong to a design class yet functional enough to belong in an engineering structures class.

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