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From Design to Data: 12 Examples of Parametric Façades

From Design to Data: 12 Examples of Parametric Façades

The digitization of production and technological resources linked to the development of increasingly sophisticated tools has a direct impact on the contemporary practice of architecture and urbanism. Thinking about cities and buildings based on the digital assumption provides great possibilities for innovation in terms of design, optimization of resources and processes, improvement in performance and monitoring the maintenance of work, among other aspects. Many tools are already available, ranging from artificial intelligence to 3D printing, through various devices that change the paradigms of the profession and demand a new attitude when designing.

Vadeggio-Cassarate Gallery / Cino Zucchi Architetti. Image Courtesy of Cino Zucchi ArchitettiPapagaio House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma. Image Courtesy of Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaLouverwall / AND. Image © Kyungsub ShinEndesa Pavilion / Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Image © Adrià Goula+ 13

Among the tools at hand today, one of the most widespread resources is the incorporation of parameterization in design stages. As the name suggests, it is a process that is organized based on the definition of reference parameters that contribute to specifying a model or geometric object. It is present in the majority of the most used software among offices and can represent an advantage for projects of all scales and programs. A notable example of the possibilities that its use opens up refers to the creation of innovative forms and patterns that project architecture to a notion of the future in terms of language. See below for selected projects that form a set of façades proving the infinite possibilities that the use of parameterization represents for the design of buildings.

Hospital Manta / PMMT

Manta Hospital / PMMT. Image © BIKUBIK
Manta Hospital / PMMT. Image © BIKUBIK

CoBLOgó / SUBdV

CoBLOgó / SUBdV. Image © Rodrigo Chust
CoBLOgó / SUBdV. Image © Rodrigo Chust

Public Bathroom / HHD_FUN Architects

Public Bathroom / HHD_FUN Architects. Image © Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang
Public Bathroom / HHD_FUN Architects. Image © Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang

Louverwall / AND

Louverwall / AND. Image © Kyungsub Shin
Louverwall / AND. Image © Kyungsub Shin

Endesa Pavilion / Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)

Endesa Pavilion / Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Image © Adrià Goula
Endesa Pavilion / Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Image © Adrià Goula

LanQiao Clubhouse / HHD_FUN Architects

LanQiao Clubhouse / HHD_FUN Architects. Image © HHD_FUN Architects
LanQiao Clubhouse / HHD_FUN Architects. Image © HHD_FUN Architects

Papagayo House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma

Papagaio House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma. Image Courtesy of Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma
Papagaio House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma. Image Courtesy of Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma

30 St Mary Axe Tower / Foster + Partners

30 St Mary Axe Tower / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young - Foster + Partners
30 St Mary Axe Tower / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young - Foster + Partners

Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic / AGi Architects

Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic  / AGi architects. Image© Nelson Garrido
Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic / AGi architects. Image© Nelson Garrido

Vadeggio-Cassarate Gallery / Cino Zucchi Architetti

Vadeggio-Cassarate Gallery / Cino Zucchi Architetti. Image Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti
Vadeggio-Cassarate Gallery / Cino Zucchi Architetti. Image Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

Malta Maritime Trade Centre / AP Valletta

Malta Maritime Trade Centre / AP Valletta. Image © David Pisani
Malta Maritime Trade Centre / AP Valletta. Image © David Pisani

Maslak No.1 Office Tower / EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture

Maslak No.1 Office Tower / EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture. Image © Thomas Mayer
Maslak No.1 Office Tower / EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture. Image © Thomas Mayer

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Cite: Daudén, Julia . "From Design to Data: 12 Examples of Parametric Façades" [Do traço aos dados: 12 exemplos de fachadas paramétricas] 04 May 2020. ArchDaily. (Trans. Erman, Maria) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/938486/from-design-to-data-12-examples-of-parametric-facades> ISSN 0719-8884
Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic  / AGi architects. Image© Nelson Garrido

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