Flat2Form: Application
System based canopy design

The design of the Flat2Form canopy panel is based on a simple system for bending two parallel strips of sheet material into a predefined geometric shape. The canopy's form is based on traditional vault constructions. It serves as a protection against direct sunshine and rainfall. Those performative properties and their depending parameters as well as the structural analysis of the system are informed by testing fully functional 1:1 mock-ups of façade panels and structural elements. The resulting data is linked to a digital model which provides all the information for further automated fabrication processes.

The project won the first prize of the Arch+ Prize Simple Systems - Complex Capacities and was published in the issue Post-Oil City 196/197 of the Arch+ Magazine.
Status:
Competition: First prize
Year:
2010
Project Partners:
Michael Knauß, Silvan Oesterle, Matthias Rippmann
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