1 (14) 2011
ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC - EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL-METHODICAL ASPECTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AND DESIGNING WITH THE USAGE OF VIDEO AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES
|Article||UN (RANDOM) ARCHITECTURE. CASES OF PARAMETRIC DESIGN|
|Authors||M. Stolarewicz, Faculty of Architecture, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland|
The development of computer technology and latest achievements in computer’s software led to radical changes in architecture. These changes increased opportunity to develop innovative smart computer design based on special parametric programs. Algorithms and parameters introduced into programs led to increase variety in building shapes. This innovative approach opened up a new era in architectural history.
Precise designing is giving many fresh attitudes to the sketching process. In one hand the process of designing is getting easier and excludes functional mistakes. On the other hand this helps creating avant-garde, innovative shapes of the buildings. In this article the foundations and history of parametric design are presented together with the design approach of contemporary architects in this domain.
The article also discusses one of the issues related to teaching this methodology in contemporary schools. Based on projects from Technical University in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) formation foundations of parametric design are presented in the above context. The article further deals with the questions such as how much random is parametric designing, how big influence on final effect is based on architects work and how much depends on the computer. The research is divided into three parts, first, an introduction to the spatial designing and history of parametric design. Second - analysis of use of parametric design in contemporary designing. At last, a case study is presented based on parametric methodology in designing a Congress and Conclave Office Buildings with specific emphasis on the function, environmental aspects and form generation using computer software.
|Keywords:||parametric design, computer modeling|