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Parametric Design for Architecture


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Foreword by Robert Woodbury Introduction Versioning Iteration Mass-customisation Continuous differentiation The characteristics of a parametric system Object-orientation Case Study: The Austrian Pavilion Part I: Basic algorithmic concepts Algorithmic thinking Overall structure Data types and variables Expressions Logic and control Functions 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 Study: Aviva Stadium Force field: Tutorial: Attractor Repetition: Tutorial: Fibonacci number generator Tiling: Tutorial: Hexagonal tiling pattern;Case Study: RK4 Tiles Recursion: Tutorial: Nested Geometry; Tutorial: Simple Fractals; Case Study: Genetic Stair Subdivision: Tutorial: Simple diagrid mesh; Tutorial: Tutorial: Deriving a diagrid mesh from a NURBS surface; Case Study: Screen for Eurocont Headquarters Packing: Tutorial: Circle packing; Case Study: Material Ecology Weaving: Tutorial: A simple ribbon; Tutorial: Weaving a NURBS surface Case Study: nonLin/Lin Pavilion Branching: Tutorial: Recursive branching; Case Study: Pluripotent Design Strategies/PS_Canopy Next Steps Afterword by Brian Johnson

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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.

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