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id ascaad2010_261
authors SteinÝ, Nicolai
year 2010
title Parametric Thinking in Urban Design
source CAAD - Cities - Sustainability [5th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2010 / ISBN 978-1-907349-02-7], Fez (Morocco), 19-21 October 2010, pp. 261-270
summary The paper states that most applications of parametric modeling to architecture and urban design fall into one of two strands of either form for formís sake, or the negotiation of environmental concerns, while approaches which allow scenarios to be easily tested and modified without the application of complex and expensive technologies are mostly absent, although they seem appropriate in urban design. A survey of existing approaches confirms the statement, and an example of the application of basic knowledge of geometry and parametric thinking to urban design forms the argument of the paper. The pros and cons of this simple approach is discussed, and the paper concludes, that while it does not represent a suitable solution in all cases, it fills a gap among the existing approaches to parametric urban design.
series ASCAAD
email steino@create.aau.dk
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100%; open BURRY, MARK (2002) Find in CUMINCAD Blurring the lines: an exploration of current CADCAM techniques, parametric design and rapid prototyping - mediating between analogue and digital skill Sets , Architectural Design, no. 73, vol. 2, Mar.-Apr., 2003, pp. 110-118
100%; open CHASE, SCOTT (2010) Find in CUMINCAD Private communication May 2010: Student examples from the 2006- 07 class Generative Design , Dept. of Architecture, University of Strathclyde
100%; open SCHNABEL, MARC AUREL (2008) Find in CUMINCAD Parametric Design in Urban Design , Paper for ICCCBE-XII & INCITE 2008, October 16-18, 2008, Beijing, China
100%; open STEINō, NICOLAI & NIELS EINAR VEIRUM (2005) Find in CUMINCAD A Parametric Approach to Urban Design: Tentative Formulations of a Methodology , eCAADe 23: Digital Design: The Quest for New Paradigms. Lisbon: Technical University of Lisbon, pp. 679-686

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