Sonntag, 31. Oktober 2010


5-days workshop on shell structures at Les Grand Ateliers in Lyon, Fr

I used the Grasshopper definition for PQ-mesh-design of Lorenz Lachauer for designing an anti- & synclastic structure.  In the remaining three days it was built up from tiles of expanded polystyrene with the edges cut in their respective angles and held together by simple adesive tape. In the end it featured a nice buckling failure caused by imposed support displacement.

Timelapse-Video of construction


  1. Hi Robert, great work! Its nice to see what you have done with the piece of software. But could you please mention that you used the definition from eat-a-bug? Thanks in advance. Regards, Lorenz.

  2. Robert,
    This is great! May I ask how you handled the connection details? Is it a glue or a sealant? Or is there a fastener involved?