Planning and Design of Structural Systems

ARCH 536 | Fall 2018
Assistant Professor Sudarshan Krishnan


Project-1 was about how scissors-type structures move and how the use of translational, polar and radial units lead to different kinds of motion. Angulated units were used to design an expandable ring with a single control point. Using multiple rings, a sphere was designed.

Project-2, students designed a complex shape using scissor-type units, cables-and-struts, and kirigami principles using the knowledge and lessons learned from Project-1.

Project-3 (images not included), was about deployable enclosures and surfaces. An accompanying objective was to develop solutions that use the principle of geometric transformation to make multifunctional, responsive and adaptive structures.