Johannes Wallner, Alexander Schiftner, Martin Kilian, Simon Flöry, Mathias Höbinger, Bailin Deng, Qixing Huang, and Helmut Pottmann. Tiling freeform shapes with straight panels: Algorithmic methods. In C. Ceccato et al., editors, Advances in Architectural Geometry 2010, pages 73-86. Springer, 2010.


This paper shows design studies with bent panels which are originally rectangular or at least approximately rectangular. Based on recent results obtained in the geometry processing community, we algorithmically approach the questions of an exact rectangular shape of panels; of watertightness of the resulting paneling; and of the panel shapes being achievable by pure bending. We conclude the paper with an analysis of stress and strain in bent and twisted panels.


author = "Johannes Wallner and Alexander Schiftner and Martin Kilian
          and Simon Fl"{o}ry and Mathias H"{o}binger and Bailin Deng
          and Qixing Huang and Helmut Pottmann",
title = "Tiling Freeform Shapes With Straight Panels: Algorithmic Methods",
booktitle = "Advances in Architectural Geometry",
pages = "73-86",
year = "2010",