The mathematical interaction between force and function led to the formation of the Sergio Musmeci Viaduct. The Basento Viaduct, a bridge built in 1969 in Potenza (Italy), is a continuous surface minimized in its area while maximizing its structural function. Sergio Musmeci managed to create a magnificent concrete surface whose aesthetics directly derived from its efficiency studied using analog models and form-finding techniques. The following video shows how this can be accomplished with the Kangaroo physics engine.
DIGITAL SIMULATION WITH GRASSHOPPER + KANGAROO