The AAG Symposium

Presentation at the AAG 2012 in Paris

Geometry lies at the core of the architectural design process. It is omnipresent, from the initial form-finding stages to the final construction. Modern geometric computing provides a variety of tools for the efficient design, analysis, and manufacturing of complex shapes. On the one hand this opens up new horizons for architecture. On the other hand, the architectural context also poses new problems to geometry. Around these problems the research area of architectural geometry has emerged. It is located at the common border of applied geometry and architecture.

Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) is a symposium where both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments is presented. This symposium aims to gather the diverse components of the contemporary architectural tendencies which push the building envelope towards free form and respond to the multiple current design challenges. It involves architects, engineers, mathematicians, software designers and contractors. We aim at connecting researchers from architectural and engineering practices, academia and industry. AAG has become a reference in the professional field and is supported by the direct participation of the most renowned architectural design and engineering offices along with academic laboratories.

The symposium is a biennial event and in the past, it has been organized in different locations. The first and second editions took place in 2008 and 2010 in Vienna, the third edition took place in 2012 in Paris, and the fourth edition took place in 2014 in London. This is the fifth edition of the series.

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