Pro-innovation

Title

Parametric explorations in architecture. From the urban scale to the technological detail

DOI

https://doi.org/10.19229/978-88-5509-055-1/292019

Keywords

parametric architecture, process innovation, production innovations, complexity

Abstract

The social, environmental and economic changes that characterize the new millennium impose new challenges for the design of urban settlements, buildings and objects. In this context, the parametric architecture can become an innovative design support tool to favor smarter, more resilient, more adaptive, more sustainable projects. This work fits into this general framework and investigates the innovative potential of the parametric design process, applying it to three case studies on an urban, architectural and technological scale, highlighting its potential and limits.

Section

Architecture  |  Research & Experimentation

Parametric explorations in architecture. From the urban scale to the technological detail

pp. 131-142

 

Author(s)

Marco Angrisani, Federico Orsini

 

Author(s) Biography

Marco Angrisani, Graduated in Architecture | Department of Architecture of the University of Rome TRE, Italy

Federico Orsini, Research Fellow | Department of Architecture of the University of Rome TRE, Italy

References

Abouaiana, A. A., Mohamadin, M. F. and Wagih, H. H. (2018), “Parametric islamic geometric pattern for efficient daylight and energy performance Façade retrofit of educational space in hot arid climate”, in Al-Attili, A., Karandinou, A. and Daley, B. (eds), Parametricism vs Materialism Evolution of Digital Technologies for Development, London 7-8 November 2018, Imperial House Publisher Ltd, London, pp. 227-236.
Bassolino, E. and Ambrosini, L. (2016), “Parametric environmental climate adaptive design: the role of data design to control urban regeneration project of borgo Antignano, Naples”, in Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 216, pp. 948-959.
Elghazi, Y. S., Wagdy, A., Mohamed, S. and Hassan, A. (2014), “Daylighting driven design: optimizing kaleidocycle facade for hot arid climate”, in Treeck, V., Alban, C. and Dirk, M. (eds), Human-centred building(s): BauSIM 2014, Aachen 22-24 September 2014, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, pp. 314-321.
Eltaweel, A. and Su, Y. (2017), “Parametric design and daylighting: a literature review”, in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 73, pp. 1086-1103.
Esposito De Vita, G. (2009), Luigi Moretti e la Fondazione della Rocca, GB Editoria, Roma.
Kenning, J. (2017), “Shading our Cities: A parametric approach”, in Kragskov, D. R., Kenning, J., Zimmerman, N., Wüthrich, T., Regnault, L. and Dong, Z. (eds), Digital Urban Simulation. Documentation of the teaching results from the spring semester, ETH Library, Zurich, pp. 1-63.
Lopez Ponce de Leòn, L. E. (2016), Shading design workflow for architectural, TUDelft, Delft.
Losasso, M. (2018), “Contenuti disciplinari e competenze innovative per la formazione e la ricerca nell’area tecnologica | Educational contents and innovative competencies for training and research in technology industry”, in Agathón | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, vol. 3, pp. 23-28.
Mahmoud, A. H. A. and Elghazi, Y. (2016), “Parametric-based designs for kinetic facades to optimize daylight performance: comparing rotation and translation kinetic motion for hexagonal facade patterns”, in Solar Energy, vol. 126, pp. 111-127.
Marroquin, H., Thitisawat, M. and Vermisso, E. (2013), “Performative Parametric Design of Radiation Responsive Screens”, in Jarrett, C., Kim, K. and Senske, N. (eds), The Visibility of Research, Sustainability: Visualization Sustainability and Performance Charlotte 27-31 March 2013, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, pp. 579-587.
Morin, E. (2008), On complexity, Hampton Pr., Cresskill (NJ).
Park, J. J. and Dave, B. (2017), “Bio-inspired Parametric Design for Adaptive Stadium Façades”, in Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building Conference Series, vol. 2, pp. 27-35.
Pratt, K. B. and Bosworth, D. E. (2011), “A method for the design and analysis of parametric building energy models”, in Building Simulation Conference Papers, vol. 11, pp. 2499-2506.
Samuelson, H., Claussnitzer, S., Goyal, A., Chen, Y. and Romo-Castillo, A. (2016), “Parametric energy simulation in early design: High-rise residential buildings in urban contexts”, in Building and Environment, vol. 101, pp. 19-31.
Sferra, A. S. (2018), “Edilizia 4.0 la nuova domanda di formazione | Industry 4.0 building and the new training demand”, in Agathón | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, vol. 3, pp. 37-42.
Sherif, A., Sabry, H., Wagdy, A. and Araf, R. (2015), “Daylighting in hospital patient rooms: parametric workflow and genetic algorithms for an optimum façade design”, in Mathur, J. and Garg, V. (eds), Building Simulation 2015 Conference Proceedings, Hydeabad, 7-9 December 2015, BS Publications, Hydeabad, pp. 1383-1388.
Webber, M. M. and Rittel, H. W. J. (1973), “Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning”, in Policy Sciences, vol. 4, pp. 155-159.