SCIPRESS FORMA
Forma, Vol. 9 (No. 1), pp. 1-9, 1994
Original Paper

Architectural Designs Derived from Four-Dimensional Hypersurfaces

Hiroaki Nakata

Department of Environmental Design, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606, Japan

(Received December 13, 1993; Accepted January 10, 1994)

Keywords: Architectural Design, Hypersurface, 4-Dimensional Space

Abstract. Architecture can be a product of 4-dimensional thought. Through 4-dimensional space, we can easily define solid models as architectural shapes, and also change the models as we like. In addition, we can get coordinate elements constituting the shape, which is very useful for analysis of structural dynamics and economical examination. It is of a great advantage to the architectural construction of the present days.