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Parametric modelling of architectural surfaces

Pitts, Greg and Datta, Sambit 2009, Parametric modelling of architectural surfaces, in CAADRIA 2009 : Between man and machine-integration, intuition, intelligence : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, pp. 635-644.

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Title Parametric modelling of architectural surfaces
Author(s) Pitts, Greg
Datta, Sambit
Conference name Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. Conference (14th : 2009 : Yunlin, Taiwan)
Conference location Yunlin, Taiwan
Conference dates 22-25 Apr. 2009
Title of proceedings CAADRIA 2009 : Between man and machine-integration, intuition, intelligence : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Editor(s) Chang, Teng-Wen
Champion, Eric
Chien, Sheng-Fen
Chiou, Shang-Chia
Publication date 2009
Conference series Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia Conference
Start page 635
End page 644
Publisher National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Place of publication Yunlin, Taiwan
Keyword(s) parametric modelling
screening
design
fabrication
Summary Parametric modelling is gaining in popularity as both a fabrication and design tool, but its application in the architectural design industry has not been widely explored. Parametric modelling has the ability to generate complex forms with intuitively reactive components, allowing designers to express and fabricate structures previously too laborious and geometrically complex to realise. This alIows designers to address a project at both the macro and micro levels of resolution in the governing control surface and the individual repetitive component. This two level modelling control, of component and overall surface, can allow designers to explore new types of form generation subject to parametric constraints. Shading screens have been selected as the focus for this paper and are used as a medium to explore form generation within a given set of functional parameters. Screens can have many applications in a building but for the purpose of the following case studies, lighting quality and passive sun control are the main functional requirement. A set of screen components have been designed within certain shading parameters to create a generic component that can automatically adapt to any given climatic conditions. These will then be applied to surfaces of varying degrees of geometric complexity to be analysed in their ability to correctly tessellate and create a unified screening array true to the lighting requirements placed on the generic component.
Language eng
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, CAADRIA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029161

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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