Napper continue with research and development in the area of emergent technologies and advances in architectural geometry.
31 May 2019
Over the course of 2018 and 2019 Napper have continued its part in the research of Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG). Following the attendance at the AAG Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden Napper have set aside resource to maintain their research in this area of emergent technologies.
The AAG conference celebrated the advanced geometrical developments in the fields of engineering, architecture, mathematics, art and computer science. It is a great platform for bringing together people from various disciplines and it promotes collaboration between consultants, academics and contractors.
Napper have recognised that Increasing advancements in this area of technology and form finding methods, are currently changing/influence the way we design.
Textiles as materials in architecture are normally shaped and tensioned with no ability to further be manipulate or allow for movement. Napper are exploring the potential of using wind as a variable of the design process, working both with physical prototyping and digital form finding simulations through computational tools such as processing and grasshopper.