Hyperbolic Conoid Bridge

Tags: infrastructure, steel, bridge

  • Client: Confidential
  • Value: Confidential
  • Start Date: February 2016
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The Hyperbolic Conoid Bridge is a corten steel truss whose form is defined by a series of geometric transformations. A hyperbolic conoid is generated by extruding, twisting, mirroring, offsetting and tipping a circular array of straight lines. This creates a doubly curved surface but from a series of straight lines all identical in length making this complex form much simpler to fabricate. The form was generated in Grasshopper to allow us to change the variables and achieve a geometry that is structurally efficient, mathematically satisfying, and buildable.