Mathematical models of minimal surfaces
Soap films are common examples of minimal surfaces in nature. Membranes and cable nets are architectural interpretations of the same phenomenon of minimal surfaces. They combine structure and material in a very efficient manner by aligning force and geometric form. This method of
“form-finding " has been a source of inspiration for designers and architects since the early 1960’s. Recent advances in computer-based mode lling have led to a new interest in the field of minimal surfaces.