The Rhinoceros Plug-In RhinoVAULT emerged from research on structural form finding using the Thrust Network Analysis (TNA) approach to intuitively create and explore compression-only structures. It provides the same advantages of techniques such as Graphic Statics, whilst offering extension to fully three-dimensional problems. Through controlling the (compressive) flow of forces in structures, exciting and efficient shell structures can be explored.
This workshop introduced methods developed to offer designers the ability to explore good structural form and promote topological thinking through intuitive use of Conway operators. The participants gained insights in how form and forces can be controlled in order to steer equilibrium.
Block Research Group, ETH Zurich - Philippe Block, Shajay Bhooshan
Zaha Hadid Computation & Design Group (CODE), London - Shajay Bhooshan, Vishu Bhooshan, David Reese
- Fab-Union, Shanghai - Zhang Liming, Zhou Yifan
Fang Zhihao, Meng Xianchuan, Lu Yao, Wang Yuze, Liu Lingling, Li Mingliang, Pu Haomin, Yang Lingyun, Yang Wenqian, Yu Zhou, Wang Jianqiao, Du Jie, Zhou Baolin,Xu Mingya, Wan Cheng, Yao Jiashu, Zhao qi, Zhang Chunqi, Zhang Liming, Wu Xiaohao