Parametric modeling has proven an invaluable toolset that enables architects to test complex design concepts and organize large quantities of data into manageable work streams. This process facilitates rapid idea testing and identification of efficiencies within a concept while also meeting client demands and schedule expectations. It also automates a portion of the traditional design process, which frees up the designer’s time and energy.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
+ DISCUSS several benefits of parametric modeling.
+ SUMMARIZE the attributes of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and terra cotta.
+ LIST testing procedures used to reach the final choice of materials for two projects.
+ EVALUATE the building code and historic preservation requirements faced by the design team in each of the case study projects.