GEOMETRY AS ASSEMBLY IN ARCHITECTURE. SEMI-REGULAR POLYHEDRA

Authors

  • Ana - Maria Graur Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Keywords:

modular assembly, tessellations, semi-regular polyhedra, architectural design

Abstract

When the principle of modular assembly of semi-regulated polyhedra is applied in architectural design, we obtain functional and structural autonomous architectural structures, based on a common matrix system. This system is subdivided into modules that allow independent changes or adjustments and offers great adaptability to the environment. The development of computer technology and 3D printing enables tessellation of more spectacular geometric modules. The studied surface is much easier to control both in terms of shape and structure. Therefore, research on the applications of modular assembly in the design of architectural geometry it is a great necessity for architectural studies. This paper aims to present several buildings that use the three-dimensional assembly of semi-regular polyhedra, explore the feasibility and significance of application of modular assembly in architectural geometry design and can be considered the beginning of a much more detailed ongoing research.

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Author Biography

Ana - Maria Graur, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design,

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Published

2021-03-22

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Research Papers

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