Abstraction versus case based:A comparative study of two approaches to support Parametric Design

Globa, Anastasia, Donn, Michael and Moloney, Jules 2015, Abstraction versus case based:A comparative study of two approaches to support Parametric Design, International journal of architectural computing, vol. 13, no. 3-4, pp. 313-333, doi: 10.1260/1478-0771.13.3-4.313.

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Title Abstraction versus case based:A comparative study of two approaches to support Parametric Design
Author(s) Globa, AnastasiaORCID iD for Globa, Anastasia orcid.org/0000-0002-4749-5675
Donn, Michael
Moloney, JulesORCID iD for Moloney, Jules orcid.org/0000-0003-4173-3908
Journal name International journal of architectural computing
Volume number 13
Issue number 3-4
Start page 313
End page 333
Total pages 22
Publisher Sage Journals
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-12
ISSN 1478-0771
Summary We describe an experimental study testing the reuse of design knowledge as a method to support learning and use of parametric design in architecture.The use of parametric design systems and programming environments offer architects new opportunities, providing a powerful means to create geometries and allowing dynamic design exploration, but it can also impose substantial challenges.The proposition tested in this study is that the reuse of design knowledge can improve architects’ ability to use parametric modelling, and reduce the barriers to using programming in a design context.The paper explores and compares two approaches as a means of accessing and reusing existing design solutions: the reuse of abstract parametric ‘Design Patterns’ [1]; and secondly the reuse of parametric solutions from specific design cases (Case- Based Design).This paper outlines the principles and methods of ‘abstract’ versus ‘case-based’ approaches to reuse parametric solutions; and focuses on the results of their practical implementation through the statistical analysis of a comparative study involving 126 designers. In conclusion, it is proposed the outcomes from this study can be applied to inform the methodology for introducing parametric design in architecture and design disciplines.
Language eng
DOI 10.1260/1478-0771.13.3-4.313
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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