PARA-TYPING THE MAKING OF DIFFERENCE Associative parametric design methodologies for teaching the prototyping of material affect


17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Chennai, India, 25 - 28 April 2012, pp.233-242 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Chennai
  • Country: India
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-242
  • Keywords: Generative design, parametric modelling, prototyping, digital fabrication, tectonics
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


PARA-Typing the Making of Difference presents design research and instruction into the use of constraint based digital and analogue modelling techniques and the development of associative parametric models to simulate highly differentiated fabricated form. These design research projects were conceived as manual analogue generative processes for prototyping modularity and serial differentiation. Then through associative parametric design technologies and methodologies, modular fields were design explored and developed in concert with material properties and constraints. Utilising digital fabrication full-scale installations were designed, manufactured, and constructed as tiled walls that created differentiated space within site-specific configurations.