Parametric design is a process based on algorithmic thinking that enables the expression of parameters and rules that, together, define, encode and clarify the relationship between design intent and design response.
Parametric design is a paradigm in design where the relationship between elements is used to manipulate and inform the design of complex geometries and structures.
The term parametric originates from mathematics (parametric equation) and refers to the use of certain parameters or variables that can be edited to manipulate or alter the end result of an equation or system. While today the term is used in reference to computational design systems, there are precedents for these modern systems in the works of architects such as Antoni Gaudí, who used analog models to explore design space.
2D populated surface with Voronoi diagram on neodymium magnets
A curved surface is mapped with a voronoi diagram and planarized. The planarized surfaces are laser cut onto brightly colored wood or acrylic sheets and laminated with a finish of choice. The vivid colors are revealed at the edges of the planarized surfaces.
A neodymium magnetic receiver is attached the base of the surface to couple with a neodymium threaded ball. The magnetic ball receives an M4 or M6 threaded rod that is secured to a base board for mounting.
Oxley Bizhub 1, Singapore
AntiCAD Parametric Design
3D populated surface with tessellation on blockboard
A curved surface is tessellated and planarized. The planarized surfaces are CNC milled onto a base layer of blockboard and painted with a finish color of choice. An additional layer of tessellated blockboard sits on top of the first layer with a 12mm gap between each tessellation.
The top layer tessellation is adhered onto the base layer tessellation with construction adhesive and 38 gauge pin nails.
RSP Architects Planners & Engineers