modelling approaches


In parametric design, there are several ways we can approach a model. Usually, a complete model involves applying several approaches synergically; anyhow, modeling quickly and effectively implies a hierarchy of actions. Hence, we have to focus on the main aim of our design process asking ourselves the right questions:

    • what are the most basic parts?
    • what are the topological families involved?
    • how have the geometry components been transformed or arranged?
    • What image emerging from the facade can I grasp at a glance?
    • If I had to sketch it, what technique would I use?
    • what is the most expressive and least rationalizable element?
    • Is the 'skeleton' the prominent part of the architecture?
    • which are the structural elements?
    • on which points do loads or constraints are?
    • wich kind of rhythm follows the shape?
    • Can you find any function ruling the shape?
    • Can you find ratios between the parts?
    • What elements are repeated?
    • What pattern do you want to bring out?
    • how can the parts composing the whole be produced?
    • What is the optimal point to reach?
    • How can you make the elements interact dynamically?
    • What is the element that I cannot know in advance?
    • Are there multiple goals to achieve?