Form finding

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Term: Form finding

Form finding, as opposed to form giving (design), is the method of implicitly creating forms (shapes) by mimicking a physical process. The idea is akin to darwinism that the form resulting from a physical process will be optimal since it minimizes an energy potential.


Frei Otto used soap bubbles to form find the general shape of the building. The shape was subsequently refined by structural analysis.

Created 2023.04.11
Last Modified 2023.04.12
Contributed by Bliss Tiger

by darwinism, do you mean evolutionary search? - Faith Eagle 2023.04.14