Forma, Vol. 9 (No. 3), pp. 239-251, 1994
Original Paper

Mathematics of Form and Its Relation to Design—A Look at Space Structures

Koryo Miura1 and Masamori Sakamaki2

1Seian University of Art and Design, Ohgi, Otsu, Shiga 520-02, Japan
2Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229, Japan

(Received March 22, 1994; Accepted June 28, 1994)

Keywords: Natural Form, Minimum Principle, Design Method, Space Structure

Abstract. The form is to be related to the maximum and minimum principles of mathematics and mechanics. The space structures created from this design method are beautiful and interesting, and sometimes poetic. Let us look at the background of the works exhibited in Koryo Miura's "Structural Forms in Space" exhibition and ask what are the most natural forms.