What is it about?

Method to simplify the geometry of the glazing grid and its supporting sub-structure to implement fabrication

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Why is it important?

By simplifying the construction geometry for production, firstly, the construction was made possible to fabricate; secondly, the simplification allowed to fabricate with simple fabrication technologies and, thirdly, the simplification led to substantial savings in cost.


The publication shows that a sound and practical knowledge of 3D-Geometry never gets old and it facilitates the formulation and writing of parametric procedures in the current environment for digital design and modeling

Jaime Sanchez-Alvarez

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This page is a summary of: Rationalisation of the geometry for production of the 80-m glazed Sphere for the Expo 2017 in Astana, International Journal of Space Structures, November 2017, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0266351117740485.
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