Geometry and freeform architecture
Helmut PottmannTechnische Universität Wien, Austria
Johannes WallnerTechnische Universität Graz, Austria
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During the last decade, the geometric aspects of freeform architecture have defined a field of applications which is systematically explored and which conversely serves as inspiration for new mathematical research. This paper discusses topics relevant to the realization of freeform skins by various means (flat and curved panels, straight and curved members, masonry, etc.) and illuminates the interrelations of those questions with theory, in particular discrete differential geometry and discrete conformal geometry.