HyparGate, New Fundamentals Research Group, Polytechnic University of Bari, Roma Tre University, stereotomy, robotic fabrication, stone shell, hyperbolic paraboloid, green architecture, stone structure, France

The shell, located at the headquarters of French company S.N.B.R., is based on the “hypar”, a known doubly-ruled surface commonly used in reinforced concrete shells. It is generated by two families of straight lines called “generatrices”. Its morphological properties allows engineers to easily analyze its structural behavior as a parametric surface and divide stone into modules.

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HyparGate, New Fundamentals Research Group, Polytechnic University of Bari, Roma Tre University, stereotomy, robotic fabrication, stone shell, hyperbolic paraboloid, green architecture, stone structure, France

This innovative design draws from Stereotomy to create connections between shape, structure and fabrication, and develop new ways of building self-supported vaulted morphologies through integrated parametric analysis. This computational approach will allow the use of robotic arms and CNC machines in building innovative structures.

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