Journal article

Rethinking Parameters in Urban Design

Marc Aurel Schnabel, Justyna Karakiewicz

International Journal of Architectural Computing | SAGE Publications | Published : 2007

Abstract

This paper describes the unique coupling of an architectural urban design studio with an in-depth digital media course for the purpose of exploring new avenues of architectural expression, urban form-finding, and communication through the exploration of urban parameters. By merging descriptive parameters of urban situations with digital parametric tools, the understanding of urban design processes was enhanced by the possibility to perceive and comprehend larger problems of spatial urban experiences. The paper discusses how variables, goals, and outcomes of this urban design studio, as well as its integration with digital parametric design, allowed the participants to create an innovative ur..

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