Parametric Thinking in Urban Design: A Geometric Approach

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The paper states that most applications of parametric mod- elling to architecture and urban design fall into one of two strands of either form for form’s sake, or the negotiation of environmental con- cerns, while approaches which allow scenarios to be easily tested and modified without the application of complex and expensive technolo- gies are mostly absent, although they seem appropriate in urban de- sign. A survey of existing approaches confirms the statement, and an example of the application of basic knowledge of geometry and para- metric thinking to urban design forms the argument of the paper. The pros and cons of this simple approach is discussed, and the paper con- cludes, that while it does not represent a suitable solution in all cases, it fills a gap among the existing approaches to parametric urban de- sign.
Translated title of the contributionParametrisk tænkning i bydesign: en geometrisk tilgang
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAAD, Cities, Sustainability : Proceedings for the fifth International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design ASCAAD 2010
Number of pages9
Publication dateOct 2010
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
EventASCAAD 2010 - Fès, Morocco
Duration: 19 Oct 201021 Oct 2010


ConferenceASCAAD 2010


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