Parametric Urban Design as a Medium for the Artistic Exploration of Urban Space and Form

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Parametric design has only recently been applied to the urban scale in the form of parametric urban design. While parametric design has found its way into design engineering in the form of structural analysis and environmental simulation testing, and into architectural design in the form of ‘parametricist architecture’, so far, in urban design, it has mainly been used for modeling existing urban environments. Nonetheless, parametric urban design holds great potential for artistic design exploration at the urban scale. Based on a brief description of parametric design in architecture and in urban design, this paper takes its reader through two case stories of the use of parametric urban design for the artistic exploration of urban space and form. Applied to the scale of the urban, parametric design opens new ways of thinking about form and space, and enables the exploration of complex morphologies in more efficient ways than conventional design media.
TitelProceedings of the XXIV Generative Arts Conference 2021
RedaktørerCelestino Soddu, Enrica Colabella
Antal sider12
ForlagDomus Argenia Publisher
Publikationsdato15 dec. 2021
ISBN (Trykt)978-88-96610-43-5
StatusUdgivet - 15 dec. 2021
BegivenhedXXIV Generative Arts Conference 2021 - Sardinia, Italien
Varighed: 15 dec. 202117 dec. 2021


KonferenceXXIV Generative Arts Conference 2021


  • parametric urban design
  • artistic exploration
  • urban space
  • urban form


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