Hans Oliver


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.

Oliver Hans is chairing Complex Geometry Session in GPD Finland 2017.

  • Company:Shueco
  • Short Bio:After training as a carpenter and following his architecture diploma in Aachen, Oliver Hans worked on a number of projects, gaining practical experience as an architect and project engineer. He subsequently participated in collaborative research, focused on energy efficient buildings and façade optimisation strategies for 7 years as a research assistant at the University of Wuppertal. In 2014 he joined the Product Management team at Schueco International KG, one of the world’s leading suppliers of high quality, sustainable building envelopes in Germany. He was responsible for the conception and development of innovative façade systems and supporting digital strategies. Oliver is passionate about cross discipline cooperation and is currently involved in the progression of a collaborative knowledge base and facilitating innovation as an Insight & Foresight Manager at Schueco International KG.
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