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Untangling Parametric Schemata: Enhancing Collaboration Through Modular Programming

4 July 2011 – Paper presented at CAADFutures 2011 by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this paper we investigate whether the legibility of a parametric model is improved by restructuring the schema with modular programming principles.

Robert Aish

DesignScript – Autodesk

27 June 2011 – DesignScript is a new programming interface developed by Robert Aish. Its development has been closely guarded and to date there has been almost no publicly accessible information about the project. In this post I uncover what DesignScript is and I speculate on where it might be going.

Yeti – public release

29 May 2011 – Yeti is a live programming interface for Rhino. This is the first public release.

Threading Grasshopper

7 May 2011 – An advanced tutorial for squeezing performance out of a Grasshopper model with threading – which doubles as an explanation for why CAD isn't getting any faster on most multi-core machines.

Live Programming in Rhino

12 April 2011 – An early sneak peak at a project I have been working on: live parametric programming for Rhino.

The Flexibility of Logic Programming: Parametrically Regenerating the Sagrada Família

4 April 2011 – A paper presented at CAADRIA 2011 by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this paper we investigate the implications of changing the programming paradigm in a parametric model to logic programming. A qualitative account is given of using dataflow programming and logic programming to generate a portion of the Sagrada Família church.

Designing Responsive Architecture: Mediating Analogue and Digital Modelling in Studio

1 April 2011 – Paper presented at CAADRIA 2011 by Daniel Davis, Flora Salim, and Jane Burry. In this paper we consider the challenges involved in teaching architecture students to program and design electronics whilst maintaining a focus on the design potentials of responsive architecture.

Schumacher on Schumacher

19 December 2010 – Patrik Schumacher's comments on my previous blog entry were worthy of a post in and of themselves. So in this post I summarise what they mean for the name of parametricism, for the lack of context to parametricism, for Zaha Hadid being parametric, and other arguments leveled at Schumacher.

Patrik Schumacher – Parametricism

25 September 2010 – Patrik Schumacher recently claimed that parametric design is the successor to modernism. He named the movement parametricism. In this post I explain why Schumacher is wrong and explain how Zaha Hadid Architects are just jumping on the bandwagon. Schumacher responds to this criticism in the comments -- his points are well worth reading.

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Elements of parametric design – Woodbury

11 September 2010 – A review of Robert Woodbury's latest book Elements of Parametric Design. The result of twenty years research into parametric design, it is probably the most significant book on the subject.