Current parametric design software lacks the capacity to in-tegrate simulation and optimisation when they would be most relevant: at the early stages of the design process. This paper presents a novel framework to address this issue: A parametric program that supports performance-based modelling by integrating detailed physical simula-tion modules that also take construction issues into account, while at the same time providing easy access to high-level optimisation ap-proaches. Providing bidirectional parametric modelling capabilities, we refer to the system under development as augmented parametrics. It is being developed as part of a research project sponsored by the Austrian Science Foundation.
The paper reflects on a relationship between an algorithmic and a standard (intuitive) approach to design of public space. A realized project of a plaza renovation in Czech town Vsetin is described as a study case. The paper offers an overview of benefits and drawbacks of the algorithmic approach in the described study case and it outlines more general conclusions.
In: Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, September 12-14, 2012, Volume 1. Praha: Czech Technical University in Prague, 2012. pp. 487-494. ISBN 9789491207020.
The intention of this research is to develop a design system for geometrically complex Pasove houses. Research focuses especially on the link-up of the CAAD (Computer-aided architectural design) and the CAM process (Computer-aided manufacturing) and deals only with timber structures. The aim of the project is to develop a system that would automate a creation of the computer model of the geometrically complex timber structures and link it to fabrication process. It should be possible to use the system for houses of the size of a family house up to an apartment house. The advantages of the system ought to be the fabrication preciseness, economical availability, high speed of construction, eco-friendliness and above all absence of geometrical constraints.
This paper describes the first stage of an applied research project that explores
parametric design strategies in a context of rural bus stop shelters. The aim of the research
is to propose a possible method for improving current state of public infrastructure in
rural locations of the Czech Republic. The research project examines, in a practical
way, how advanced design techniques and new technologies could help architects and
designers participate in some areas of the building industry that have been out of reach of
professional designers. Rural bus stop shelters in Czech Republic serve as an example of
one particular 'unreachable' area. During the first stage of the research (described in this
paper), we developed a parametric system of design and production of a bus stop shelter
and we commissioned a fully functional prototype to be built. In the outlook of the research,
participation of users in the design process is outlined.
The aim of the research is to project new urban neighbor¬hood model for Chinese urbanization. This model wants to overcome the homogeneity of social income groups and its subsequent forms of ghettoization. The neighborhood is designed as a growth model. The potential of the structure is tested by the organizational potential to allow public program to emerge overtime.
Associative design research proposes an oppositional idea of typological thinking, what in biology is called, population thinking, a design approach of pure variations whereby a group of objects or a family of building will be differentiated in various degrees and kinds. Associative design is a parametric design technique using metric parameters to create an infinite number of varia¬tions.
The subject of investigation are parametric tools and fast energy consumption analysis for form finding of a building. The introduced methodology does not account for specific super software that would integrate all possible inputs that are relevant for conceptual phase. It is rather an instruction of how to connect existing solutions on the market where the parametric software becomes a system core.
The intention of the project is to investigate the potential of rapidly deployable structures and their fabrication. The project aims to provide flexible and innovative alternative to existing stereo typic modular design.