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PARAMETRIC REPRESENTATION

CODE 86883
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
CREDITS 4 credits during the 5th year of 8695 ARCHITECTURE (LM-4 C.U.) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/17
LANGUAGE Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (ARCHITECTURE)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The module aims to provide the fundamentals of modeling and parametric modeling for architecture. Basic concepts are introduced to define the relationship between virtual model, representation and architecture.

Basic instructions of parametric modeling are introduced to allow the configuration of components for architecture, with emphasis on modeling of curved surfaces and the identification of parameters useful for structural optimization (Computation Architecture).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module aims to provide students with the basic elements of parametric modeling and the ability to generate useful configurations for structural optimization.

Basic instructions of parametric modeling are introduced to allow the configuration of components for architecture, with emphasis on modeling of curved surfaces and the identification of parameters useful for structural optimization (Computation Architecture).

 

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching will consist of lectures and drawing practice.

Lessons summaries will be available in Italian and English. Foreign students will receive support in English during the lessons.

The final exam consists of discussion of the topics and presentation of the model produced by the student.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The module covers the following topics:

 

Geometry elements for architectural modeling

- Euclidean geometry and non-euclidean geometry

- Projective geometry and representation

- Topology, elastic transformation, morphing

- Mathematical curved surfaces and free form

- 2D tessellation: symmetries and Voronoj

- Ancient and contemporary proportions: from the golden section to fractals

- Platonic solids and semi-regular solids, starry and geodetic surfaces, 3D tessellation

- From modeling to realization: curved surfaces and patterns, types of parametric modelers and application architecture

- Examples of contemporary architecture

 

Parametric modeling applications (Rhinoceros, Grasshopper)

- Basic Exercises (extrusion, boolean, arrays, lines and surfaces)

- 2D and 3D tessellation: Voronoj and lists applications

- triangular panelization

- Pattern, Attractors and ImageSampler

- Starred surfaces and waffle

- Reticular structures 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Burry, J., & Burry, M. (2010). The new mathematics of architecture. London: Thames & Hudson.

Càndito, C. (2012). The Scientific and Artistic Bases for Digital Images, in Rossi M. (a cura di), Descriptive Geometry and Digital Representation. Memory and Innovation, Milano: McGrawHill, pp. 73-83.

Migliari, R. (2009). Geometria descrittiva, Torino: Città Studi.

Tedeschi, A. (2010). Architettura parametrica. Introduzione a Grasshopper, Brienza: Le penseur.

Woodbury, R. (2010). Elements of parametric design, London: Routledge.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CRISTINA CANDITO (President)

LUIGI GAMBAROTTA (President)

ANDREA QUARTARA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching will consist of lectures and drawing practice.

Lessons summaries will be available in Italian and English. Foreign students will receive support in English during the lessons.

The final exam consists of discussion of the topics and presentation of the model produced by the student.

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
06/06/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale martedì 6 giugno, ore 9, aula 4D