Benefits of the Symbiosis of Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing in Architecture (Case Study)

The combined use of topology optimization and additive manufacturing is quite common in industries such as automotive or aerospace, but up to now this technology combination is rarely used in architectural projects. To investigate the potential offered by the symbiosis of topology optimization and additive manufacturing for architectural projects, Bayu Prayudhi, an architectural student of the University of Delft, re-designed an existing architectural project and included topology optimization upfront in the design process. The object to be re-designed was the outdoor canopy located at Baku international airport in Azerbaijan.

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