The combination of multiple design criteria is usually complex to manage. The aim of this study is to develop a methodology that combines both structural and spatial performance from the first steps of the design process.
Some methods like topology optimization and minimal paths algorithm are mixed with physical form finding experiments, and with theoretical concepts such as biomimetics and existing cutting edge manufacturing techniques. The same principles are considered in both global and local scales.
Slenderness and stress driven materialisation are the basic concepts that will lead the developed methodology.
The final result is a combination of all these techniques in a complex software network that includes Matlab codes, Generative Components scripts, Rhino files and Excel spread sheets that are used to exchange data from one program to another.
The results of this methodology are then evaluated and compared in order to establish a criteria of fitness for the solutions that the user achieve.