How to Draw a Hyperboloid

6 September 2014 – Delving into the core of NURBs, I explain how manipulate the input values to NURBs so you can draw mathematical shapes like hyperboloids.

Designing Architecture Like we Design Software

8 April 2014 – A summarized version of my thesis that appeared in ENR.

Chapter 3 – The Design of Software Engineering

20 September 2013 – I contrast the challenges of parametric modelling to the challenges associated with software engineering. I introduce the body of knowledge associated with software engineering and hypothesise about which knowledge areas may also help the practice of parametric modelling.

Chapter 4 – Measuring Flexibility

20 September 2013 – I discuss a research method for applying aspects of the software engineering body of knowledge to the creation of various parametric models. I outline criteria for selecting the case studies and I discuss how a variety of quantitative and qualitative metrics can be used to observe parametric flexibility.

Design Ecosystems: Customising the Architectural Design Environment with Software Plug-ins

4 April 2013 – An article in AD 2013 by Daniel Davis and Brady Peters. In this article we trace the changes in authorship as design environments shift from cathedral to bazaar.

HTML5 & WebGL – one year on

16 May 2012 – Revisiting a year-old post about WebGL. A look at the new tools, new business practices, and new frameworks that have sprung up in the past year.

Yeti: Designing geometric tools with interactive programming.

18 April 2012 – A paper presented at DesForm 2012 by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this paper we introduce a novel method for interactively writing text-based scripts. We go on to compare this method to the scripting options designers typically use to create geometry: interactive visual scripts and non-interactive textual scrips.

Parametric modelling is hard

13 December 2011 – Six quotes that begin to expose some of the rarely discussed problems with parametric modelling.

Scripting cultures – Mark Burry

5 November 2011 – A summary of Mark Burry's latest book, Scripting Cultures.

Datamining Grasshopper

20 September 2011 – Analysis of 2035 Grasshopper models. A look at the most popular nodes, the unpopular nodes, and the biggest models.