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contents

part one
texts


part two
images
credits


start page
about this website

introduction
a brief overview of the kunsthaus graz project

geometry
some basic thoughts about shell structures in architecture

from bits to nuts and bolts
new ways for the customized production of building parts and their influence on design

skin and bones
the interrelation between the outer surface and the structural grid

the layout of the skin
how the double-curved shell was split up into the smaller elements of the building

01
skin - raw surface

02
skin - panelization step 1

03
skin - panelization step 2

04
cross sections

05
quasi-rectangular grid

06
triangulation - structural grid

07
triangulation - early stage

08
triangulation - early stage

09
rectangular, triangular meshes

10
orientation of beams

11
alternative - tubular beams

12
triangular grid in (3d java-applet)

13
space frame part 1

14
space frame part 2

15
plexiglas cladding part 1

16
plexiglas cladding part 2

17
plexiglas cladding part 3

18
plexiglas cladding part 4

19
plexiglas and steel x-ray

20
balcony structure part 1

21
balcony structure part 2

22
floor slabs

23
main platform

24
travelators

25
steel structures combined

26
section through the building

27
section through plexiglas skin

28
contour lines

29
roof surface geometry

30
hvac main platform

31
hvac secondary platform