# Architectural geometry

**Architectural geometry** is an area of research which combines applied geometry and architecture,^{[1]} which looks at the design, analysis and manufacture processes. It lies at the core of architectural design^{[2]} and strongly challenges contemporary practice, the so-called architectural practice of the digital age.^{[3]}

Architectural geometry is influenced by following fields: differential geometry, topology, fractal geometry, cellular automata...

Actual topics:

- Freeform curves and surfaces creation
- Developable surfaces
- Discretisation
- Generative design
- Digital prototyping and manufacturing

## See also

- Geometric design
- Computer-aided architectural design
- Mathematics and architecture
- Artificial Architecture
- Fractal geometry
- Blobitecture

## References

- ↑ H. Pottmann; A. Asperl; M. Hofer; A. Kilian (2007).
*Architectural Geometry*. Bentley Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-934493-04-5. - ↑ H. Pottmann, M. Hofer and A. Kilian (Ed.) (2008).
*Advances in Architectural Geometry 2008, Conference Proceedings*. Vienna University of Technology. ISBN 978-3-902233-03-5. - ↑ Branko Kolarevic (2003).
*Architecture in the Digital Age*. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-27820-1.

## External links

**Theory**

**Institutions**

- Geometric Modeling and Industrial Geometry
- Städelschule Architecture Class
- SIAL - The Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory

**Companies**

**Events**

- Smart Geometry
- Architecture in a Parametric Age
- Advances in Architectural Geometry,( Conference Proceedings, 80MB)

**Resource collections**

**Tools**

- K3DSurf — A program to visualize and manipulate Mathematical models in three, four, five and six dimensions. K3DSurf supports Parametric equations and Isosurfaces
- JavaView — a 3D geometry viewer and a mathematical visualization software.
- Generative Components — Generative design software that captures and exploits the critical relationships between design intent and geometry.
- ParaCloud GEM— A software for components population based on points of interest, with no requirement for scripting.
- Grasshopper— a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools.

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