Systematically Unique Facade Geometry

Today’s parametric design tools allow for geometric variation throughout architectural projects, permitting the designer to manipulate i.e. an entire façade while controlling each element individually. The technical implementation of parametrically developed constructions is generally complex and demanding. Architects, engineers and fabricators are confronted with challenges of geometry, structural design, complicated detailing and varying software interfaces during design and production. With the Parametric System these problems have been addressed by developing a tested aluminium façade system based on a set of variable geometries that are parametrically adaptable and supported by a secure, dedicated digital process chain as well as embedded structural analyses and the mass customization of certain components.

Keywords: parametric design, digital process, BIM, mass customization, complex geometry