About Form and Structure

Geometry in Design Processes

The results of the conference of the DGfGG 2013 - 9th conference of the German Society for Geometry and Graphics, anniversary conference - 10 years DGfGG - were published in the book at Springer Vieweg:

9783658050856.tifCornelie Leopold (Hrsg.): Über Form und Struktur - Geometrie in Gestaltungsprozessen. Springer Vieweg Wiesbaden 2014.

with contributions by:
Gert Bear, Josef Baulig, Wolfgang Brune, Tadeusz E. Dorozinski, Ekkehard Drach, Hermann Edel, Uta Graff, Uli Herres, Markus Holzbach, Manuela Irlwek, Sven Kuhrau, Cornelie Leopold, Daniel Lordick, Achim Menges, Luc Merx, Oliver Niewiadomski, Kai Otto, Norbert Palz, Norbert Reimann, Gabi Schillig, Holmer Schleyerbach, Milena Stavric, Ragunath Vasudevan, Georg Vrachliotis, Gunter Weiss, Albert Wiltsche, Ueli Wittorf

Forms and structures are investigated as fundamental design relations, especially in architecture and product design. The authors from different disciplines investigate the question of the role of geometry in form creation processes. Traditionally, geometry has the task of making forms ascertainable, describable, representable and realizable, and investigating their rules of creation. Current developments show the use of increasingly complex, irregular and seemingly "non-geometric" shapes. In addition to geometric and topological considerations, system-theoretical considerations and processes of morphogenesis form the basis of the designs. The authors address the relationships between form, structure, and materiality, thus opposing current tendencies of arbitrariness of design. Engineering and artistic-aesthetic design approaches come together. The significance of mathematical-structural and geometric thinking in these complex contexts is examined in a historical context and demonstrated in computer-based work processes in realized examples from practice.