golden section

The division of a line so that the whole is to the greater part as that part is to the smaller part (i.e. in...

NURBs

Non-uniform rational basis splines (NURBs) are curves and surfaces that introduce precision to the description of free-form surfaces. A NURBs curve is defined by its...

Voronoi diagram

A Voronoi diagram is the division of a space into contiguous neighbouring cells. The cells relate to a set of points ( Voronoi sites) in that...

Weaire-Phelan model

A regular assembly of two types of irregular polyhedral cells with twelve and fourteen faces, respectively, combined in the ratio or 2:6 in a...

Amman tiling

The Amman tiling is an aperiodic set of two tiles and a foursome of 'golden rhombohedra’, which form aperiodic tilings in three dimensions. The...

Vierendeel truss

The Vierendeel truss is one in which the numbers are not triangulated; the openings in the truss are polygonal, but not triangular. The frame has...

shape

the external form, contours, or outline of something. also: shapes

irregular shape

A polygon that does not have all sides equal and all angles equal also: irregular polygon

cube

a solid object with six square sides of equal size. variations: cube | cubes | cubic

sphere

an object shaped like a round ball. variations: sphere | spheres | spherical

masterplan

a comprehensive urban plan of action also: master plan

contour drawing

Contour drawing is a technique of drawing lines to represent the contours of a subject, without shading or modelling of form.

area plan

Area plan is a plan showing the principal elements of a design project in the wider context of its surrounding environment.

geometry

golden section

The division of a line so that the whole is to the greater part as that part is to the smaller part (i.e. in...

NURBs

Non-uniform rational basis splines (NURBs) are curves and surfaces that introduce precision to the description of free-form surfaces. A NURBs curve is defined by its...

Voronoi diagram

A Voronoi diagram is the division of a space into contiguous neighbouring cells. The cells relate to a set of points ( Voronoi sites) in that...