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id caadria2011_054
authors Herr, Christiane M.
year 2011
title Gains, losses and limitations in designing parametrically: A critical reflection of an architectural design studio in China
source Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / The University of Newcastle, Australia 27-29 April 2011, pp. 569-578
summary This paper argues that learning to design parametrically in the architectural studio entails gains but also losses, since the parametric design approach tends to and encourage certain patterns of thought while discouraging others. This investigation complements previous research focusing mostly on technological aspects. Based on observational data from a parametric design studio in China, this paper discusses how parametric designing can pose challenges to existing design values and approaches, specifically within a Chinese context. It further draws attention to the limitations of parametric designing, which in the observed cases required both students and teachers to break and extend parametric models besides and beyond parametric variation to make them work architecturally. This paper aims to inform educators employing parametric designing in their architectural design studios as well as researchers who examine such studios.
keywords Parametric design; studio; design culture; education
series CAADRIA
email cmherr@mail.ncku.edu.tw
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