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DIAGRAMS AS PARAMETRIC SYSTEMS IN URBAN DESIGN Parametric systems applied to conceptual design

Justyna Karakiewicz, Thomas Kvan, B Dave (ed.), AIK Li (ed.), N Gu (ed.), HJ Park (ed.)

Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia | CAADRIA-ASSOC COMPUTER-AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH ASIA | Published : 2010


The paper describes how parametric systems have been used to help students bridge from conceptual design to descriptive results. Specifically, it describes projects set in two cities, Hong Kong and Melbourne, to address substantive urban design issues and illustrate that the approach is not scale or culturally bounded. The project undertaken in Hong Kong establishes interdependency models for dense urban structure and examined urban systems that contribute positively to their contextual setting. Parametric models were used to develop diagrams of site potential through models of air movement, light and sun exposure, in particular addressing air quality in one of the most polluted places in Ho..

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