CONCEPT OF ADAPTABILITY IN PARAMETRIC / ASSOCIATIVE DESIGN

17 08 2008

Final thesis  in Iaac in the studio “Architectural Components, from Phaenotype to Genotype” under tutorshp Of Martin Sobota. The project is a proposal of fully automated design process being able to adapt to whatever input, negotiating in the same time the relation between intuitive manual sketch and advanced computation in the design process. Thanks to advanced digital technologies and usage of different associated softwares, it allows an overall control of the project, starting from the concept until the fabrication. Having set simple interface where input is a drawing, everybody can easily influence the design and adjust it to specific needs. Moreover, having introduced preferred settings, the project offers a lot of possible variations that can be applied be re-configuring the structure.

The base condition is modular grid of planes and differentiated connecting elements changing the angles between the planes, what allows re-configuring the overall form using the same elements, by simply exchanging the connections.

How does the design process work?

The process starts with a drawing of the required walking area on the grid (in black), where one pixel is one plane. Based on it several variations of pictures are being proposed (adding tones of grayscale to the grid). Then the RGB data is being translated into angle parameters that drive the parametric model. Whenever new drawing is being inserted, the whole process repeats and the project updates.

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