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id ecaade2012_85
authors Meyboom, AnnaLisa
year 2012
title Tuning Heavy Design: Parametric Structural Form Generation
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-3-7, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 567-572
wos WOS:000330320600060
summary This paper discusses a methodology for generating architectural form parametrically from structural logics such that an architectural vocabulary can be generated for use in design. It intends to further the discussion of how parametrics can play a role in architectural design. Parametric applications are facilitating the use of engineering design feedback into the architectural process, allowing architects to ‘tune’ their designs. In this case, structural form is discussed. The nature of parametrics makes the use of structural principles relatively simple because they are already in the numeric form of equations. As well, parametrics make the generation of alternatives easy because of the iterative nature of the tool. As such, including the basis of structural principles in the logic of the parametrics allows the design to function performatively in both an architectural and a structural sense.
keywords Parametric; form finding; structural analysis; algorithmic
series eCAADe
email ameyboom@sala.ubc.ca
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