Architecture and Structural Engineering, textile roofs

Architecture and Structural Engineering, textile roofs: "Generation of Cutting Patterns"

Generation of cutting patterns is the process conceptually analogous to the problem of creating maps of the surface of the earth meaning the creation of planar cloth geometries from doubly-curved form-found surfaces. Obviously, whatever technique is used, introducing distortions is an obligatory step in achieving desired results. However, it is common for more distortion than necessary to be applied, and for the distortion to be badly localized. Preferences should be given to the strategies which, as well as providing the highest quality patterns, enable sophisticated monitoring of the distortions due to the enormous variety of patterning situations.