Sunday, 3 July 2011


Emergent technologies is a course at uni innsbruck held by Franz Sam. His main goal is probably to point us students towards actual building problems (as well as productions problems) and understanding how to conceive a working smart structure. This can be done by super high-tech or surprisingly low-tech technologies. For example, a student had to design a platform made of a wood - birch pitch composite, using nothing else than that. Really cool and super smelly.  

Anyhow, I was (and still am) super interested in n-gone structures (mostly hexagons), since they are or better should be a smart way to achieve very efficient structure. The efficiency can be seen in things like material usage optimizations or possibilities to achieve very high "transparencies". The design is rather a try of showing as many problems as possible, in terms of how the structure will be stressed.

Again I have to thank Jon for let me use his tool geometrygym.


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