Constrained Planar Remeshing for Architecture
Prof. Barbara Cutler
September 13, 2007
12:50 pm - 1:50pm
Material limitations and fabrication costs generally run at odds with the creativity of architectural design, producing a wealth of challenging computational geometry problems. We have developed an algorithm for solving an important class of fabrication constraints: those associated with planar construction materials such as glass or plywood. Starting with a complex curved input shape, defined as a NURBS or subdivision surface, we use an iterative clustering method to remesh the surface into planar panels following a cost function that is adjusted by the designer. The algorithm was developed in conjunction with an architectural design seminar at MIT.
Lunch will be provided at noon.