Parametric Modelling as a Design Representation in Architecture : A Process Account

  • Woodbury R
  • Williamson S
  • Beesley P
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Abstract

Disciplines outside of engineering, for instance, architecture, are adopting parametric modelling as a design representation. This paper reports on three aspects of the adoption process, which is largely being conducted through multi-day workshops outside of formal university course settings. Fist, the structure and process of such workshops may be a model for interdisciplinary learning and university-industry liaison. Second, students learning parametric modelling must master skill different from that required for non-parametric representation. Third, the parametric modelling strategies being developed in architecture may have both similarities and differences to those used in engineering.

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  • Parametric Modelling in Design
  • generative design
  • parametric design

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Authors

  • Robert Woodbury

  • Shane Williamson

  • Philip Beesley

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