Digital fabricators


The development of digital architectural design technology is briefly outlined, and illustrated using the work of a number of architects. In parametric design, the design is defined in terms of its parameters rather than the shape. This technique was used to design the Swiss Re office building. Other designers have used three-dimensional interactive software, or at the other extreme, Excel spreadsheets containing instructions on how to generate the building geometry.

Primary author(s): Stacey M

Source: Archit.J.

             Vol.219, No.15, 2004, p.31-33


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