Parametric design and digital fabrication arebecoming anubiquitous tool to contemporary architecture and implies a different method of detailing. With this new perception of the contemporary detail we have developeda façade sun shade using fractal geometry as a generative system. Fractals are complex shapes generated with simple rules, sois relatively easy to change the final geometry when we work with parameters. The design process made possible the creation of many solutions using parametric definitions.Those solutions were physically modeled using rapid prototyping which we consider as an essential tool to the design process. This methodalso involved analysis and testing of the design using software and the physical models. With this project it was possible to conclude that when working with digital fabrication architects need to incorporate anewset of skills, and that collaborationbetween professional is extremely important.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2013|
- design process
- generative system
- digital fabrication