ARCH599 Reci-inceon Hangar


Thesis Mentoring


University of Southern California / School of Architecture


Reoshek Kim


Thesis Mentoring, Form Finding, Shell Design, Structural Design, Performance Based Design


Summer 2015

Description: This Thesis explored generative design techniques in combination with efficient materiality and environmental performance targets. The hypothesis is that by combining form finding techniques with environmental performance targets we can achieve complex design outcomes that can perform better per the design requirement. Reciprocal frames are explored as a structural system that can be applied for the design of long span shell structures, in this case a hangar.
A parametric louver/panel system is developed for enhancing the light that goes through the structure.The objective was to explore how a vernacular structural system such as the reciprocal frames can be applied for the design of geometrically intricate shell structures.