Survey of Meshing Techniques for Architecture

Last Updated: November 28, 2008
Having read several papers on meshing techniques for architecture, we made a comparison on these schemes. The table below summarizes our findings. Some of the entries aren't completely accurate, and some we were not quite sure what to enter.

Scheme Year Presenter Surfaces Faces Mesh Key Technique
A parametric strategy for free-form glass structures using quadrilateral planar facets 2004 Alex E Tensor Product Quad Parallelogram By Construction
Geometric modeling with conical meshes and developable surfaces. 2006 Eugene Conical/Developable Quad ConicalOptimization
The focal geometry of circular and conical meshes. 2006 Murtaza --- Quad Circular/conical Theoretical Results
Discrete surfaces for architectural design. 2006 Jie --- --- -- Survey
Constrained Planar Remeshing for Architecture 2007 Zainab NURBS/Subdivision n-sided --- Iterative averaging
Geometry of multi-layer freeform structures for architecture 2007 Tiantian FreeformQuad/Pent/Hexparallel nonlinear optimization
Freeform surfaces from single curved panels. 2008 Adam Freeform Single curvedQuadOptimization


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