Transforming construction with generative design
Taking inspiration from Maggie’s and Cross Rail, the team at Foster + Partners experimented with generative design technology to optimize the design prior to 3D printing the building truss and tested different-size builds (5 meters, 2 meters, and options in between), which showed potential uses for different scales. The generative design workflow adapted its designs to different shapes and dimensions.
The building truss was a successful proof-of-concept, bringing into focus the challenges and opportunities for the construction sector. The medium-term objective for Foster + Partners is to apply LASIMM to an actual commercial project. Applying new technologies across the industry is essential for transforming the construction industry by building meaningful, functional, and sustainable architecture.