Geometry in Architecture



One of the significant challenges in architecture is the search for interesting and at the same time technically feasible designs. Recently, a pavilion was constructed at the TUM, which comprised a section of a minimal mathematical surface. Alongside very aesthetic curves, this surface boasts particular fabrication characteristics. A gridshell on the surface can be produced by bending straight metal strips and connecting them with right-angled nodes. (Further information on the construction) 

In the animation one can cut out a cubic segment of this surface and test its effect, when placed in a cityscape.

Planing of the INSIDE\OUT Pavillons :

Chair of Structural Design

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Barthel

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Eike Schling

Cand. Ing. Denis Hitrec

M.Sc. Jonas Schikore

cooperation with:

Erhard Brandl GmbH & Co. KG, Metal Constructioners, Eitensheim

Technisches Zentrum, TUM, Matthias Müller, master metalworker