Topologically based curvature in thin elastic shell networks
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We present a topologically-based doubly curved building system, based on a single bending thin plate element. The system extends Buckminster Fuller’s plydome research, by proposing an elastic formfinding technique through the introduction of strategic singularities in a periodic grid of originally coplanar plates. The potential of this technique is explored and showcased through the design and manufacture of a large scale prototype.