Parametric Modelling as a Design Representation in Architecture
A Process Account
By Philip Beesley, Shane Williamson and Robert Woodbury
"Disciplines outside of engineering, for instance, architecture, are adopting parametric modelling as a design representation. This paper reports on three aspects of the adoption process, which is largely being conducted through multi-day workshops outside of formal university course settings. Fist, the structure and process of such workshops may be a model for interdisciplinary learning and university-industry liaison. Second, students learning parametric modelling must master skill different from that required for non-parametric representation. Third, the parametric modelling strategies being developed in architecture may have both similarities and differences to those used in engineering."
Beesley, Philip, Shane Williamson and Robert Woodbury. Parametric Modelling as a Design Representation in Architecture: A Process Account. Toronto: Canadian Design Engineering Network Conference, July 2006. Print.