Parametric design

Parametric Design


Parametric Design is an innovative approach to digital design, it allows to generate complex geometry shapes from the exploitation of a large amount of data. Parametric Design is a process based on algorithmic thinking that allows the expression of parameters and rules that, together, define and clarify the relationship between design intent and design response. These data can be environmental, acoustic, structural, social and urban.

Designers are no longer mere creators of forms and spaces, but rather coordinators of an organic and complex process, capable of interpreting and transforming data. In terms of digital design, this approach makes it possible to generate and control complex and evolving forms, but at the same time requires an important mastery of the artistic stakes and techniques related to the design of these forms.
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Classic design is non-evolutive, which means it has to be constantly adjusted as the user’s needs change. By creating an initial code of the design using defined criteria, parametric design enables your creation to evolve in just a click, rather than changes taking weeks of hard work. There is more work to start with because each possible change must be thought through and coded, occupying the tool. This kind of design requires the skilled use of several software packages including Grasshopper for Rhino.

We can help you think through your future additive manufacturing innovations by organising workshop sessions.