Non-Deterministic Exploration through Parametric Design

Hanafin, Stuart, Pitts, Greg and Datta, Sambit 2009, Non-Deterministic Exploration through Parametric Design, international journal of architectural computing, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 605-622, doi: 10.1260/1478-0771.7.4.605.

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Title Non-Deterministic Exploration through Parametric Design
Author(s) Hanafin, Stuart
Pitts, Greg
Datta, Sambit
Journal name international journal of architectural computing
Volume number 7
Issue number 4
Start page 605
End page 622
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.
Place of publication Essex, England
Publication date 2009-12
ISSN 1478-0771
Keyword(s) non deterministic exploration
parametric design
discreet components
Summary This paper explores non-deterministic parametric modelling as a design tool. Specifically, it addresses the application of parametric variables to the generation of a conceptual bridge design and the use of repeatable discrete components to the conceptual form. In order to control the generation of the bridge form, a set of design variables based on the concept of a law curve have been developed.These design variables are applied and tested through interactive modelling and variation, driven by manipulating the law curve. Combining this process with the application and control of a repeatable element, known as a Representative Volumetric Element (RVE), allows for the development and exploration of a design solution that could not be achieved through the use of conventional computer modelling.The competition brief for the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) ‘Dialectical Bridge’ has been used as a case study to demonstrate the use of non-deterministic parametric modelling as a design tool.The results of the experimentation with parametric variables, the law curve and representative volumetric elements (RVE) are presented in the paper.
Language eng
DOI 10.1260/1478-0771.7.4.605
Field of Research 120302 Design Innovation
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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