In recent years, with the help of rapid computational developments, Parametric Design has become common in architectural practice. Parametric architecture, due to its unique appearance, has rapidly been associated with certain aesthetic trends. This is mostly because architects initially adopted it to make radical forms, not because parametric techniques demand any specific geometry.
For the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects, the team built a dynamic and fluid structure using parametric techniques. The form evolved from the spiraling shapes found in nature, and the fluid geometry provides a continuum of space and a system of logic. As a mobile pavilion, it is made of a succession of reduced arched segments, in order to provide easy transportation. In addition to the spectacle to behold, this demonstrates what else parametric design can achieve, and how parametric architecture has the potential to change. Addressing this topic through an exhibition will give visitors a clear view of parametric architecture, which consists of form making by simulating algorithms and morphogenesis, then fabrication schemes, then translating the intellectual and physical into the sensual.
By using the computer to simulate natural and morphogenetic forms, then controlling the design and fabrication process of the pavilion exhibition through adjustment of the parameters, visitors will witness parametric design in action. The narrative space can be automatically generated and modeled by algorithms. In addition to the form, parametric design can produce a low technology fabrication scheme, which is convenient for manufacturing, accurate, and efficient. These features will be all presented in the pavilion.
Key Terms: Parametric, Algorithms, Nature, Morphogenetics, Fabrication
Nodes: Laminated Plywood; Rods: Plexiglass Tube
Node and Rod System
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