Parametric Design for Architecture

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Oprawa: Paperback Format: 28x21,6 cm, Stron: 208, 197 Illustrations,  2013 r.

Architects use CAD to help them visualize their ideas. Parametric design is a fast-growing development of CAD that lets architects and designers specify the key parameters of their model and make changes interactively. Whenever changes are made the rest of the model updates automatically.

Through a detailed description of various parametric, generative and algorithmic techniques, this book provides a practical guide to generating geometric and topological solutions for various situations, incling explicit step-by-step tutorials. While the techniques and algorithms can be generalized to suit to any parametric environment, the book illustrates its concepts using the scripting languages of one of the most powerful 3D visualization and animation design software systems (Autodesk 3ds Max MAXScript), one of the most popular open-source Java-based scripting environments (Processing), and a brand new language specifically tailored for parametric and generative design (Autodesk DesignScript).

This clear, accessible book will have a wide appeal to stents and practitioners who would like to experiment with parametric techniques.

About the Author

Wassim Jabi is Senior Lecturer at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. He is a past-president of the Association for Computer-Aided Design In Architecture (ACADIA) and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC). He has published numerous papers in the area of computer-supported collaborative design, computer-aided visualization, parametric design and digital fabrication.

Foreword by Robert Woodbury
Continuous differentiation
The characteristics of a parametric system
Case Sty: The Austrian Pavilion

Part I: Basic algorithmic concepts
Algorithmic thinking
Overall structure
Data types and variables
Logic and control
Iteration and recursion
Objects, classes, attributes, and methods
Events and callback functions

Part II: Parametric patterns
A note on the terms parametric, algorithmic, and generative
Controller: Tutorial: A parametric circle; Case Sty: Aviva Stadium
Force field: Tutorial: Attractor
Repetition: Tutorial: Fibonacci number generator
Tiling: Tutorial: Hexagonal tiling pattern;Case Sty: RK4 Tiles
Recursion: Tutorial: Nested Geometry; Tutorial: Simple Fractals; Case Sty: Genetic Stair
Subdivision: Tutorial: Simple diagrid mesh; Tutorial: Tutorial: Deriving a diagrid mesh from a NURBS surface; Case Sty: Screen for Eurocont Headquarters
Packing: Tutorial: Circle packing; Case Sty: Material Ecology
Weaving: Tutorial: A simple ribbon; Tutorial: Weaving a NURBS surface
Case Sty: nonLin/Lin Pavilion
Branching: Tutorial: Recursive branching; Case Sty: Pluripotent Design Strategies/PS_Canopy

Next Steps
Afterword by Brian Johnson

Definition of Parametric Design: Parametric design software specifies the relationships among various parameters of a design model. This means a designer can change a few parameters and the remainder of the model will react and update accordingly based on the pre-set associative rules. Essentially, it is a form of computer-aided design that allows architects to modify their designs interactively.