Material Based Design Computation
2007 Oxman, N., Rosenberg, J., L. , CAADRIA 2007. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanjing (China) 19-21 April,
ABSTRACT. The paper unfolds the association between geometry and material behaviour, specifically the elastic properties of resin impregnated latex membranes, by means of homogenizing protocols which translate physical properties into geometrical functions. Resinimpregnation patterns are applied to 2D pre-stretched form-active tension systems to induce 3D curvature upon release. This method enables form-finding based on material properties, organization and behaviour. A digital tool developed in the Processing environment demonstrates the simulation of material behaviour and its prediction under specific environmental conditions. Finally, conclusions are drawn from the physical and digital explorations which redefine generative material-based design computation, supporting a synergetic approach to design integrating form, material and environment.