Demi Fang

Parametric model of bracing and node geometry

This mid-rise office building features SOM’s signature high-waisted brace for its lateral system, with its center node lifted vertically to achieve efficiency in load path. This project features an additional geometric feature: the center nodes kink out of plane, with a hinge detail to enable breathing under undesired symmetric load. A detailed parametric model of the bracing geometry and its nodes was developed to keep up with architectural and structural design changes throughout design development. The model was also used to generate detail drawings for steel fabrication.

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