Parametric planning is based on a mathematical concept for describing shapes using changeable variables. This type of planning allows programmers to define highly complex components such as connecting nodes and segmented surfaces.
Parametric planning—whatever for?
Parametric planning makes it possible to create complex buildings and structures from non-standardized elements. In such structures, all the components are similar, but no two are identical. It was used in the „Welle“ project in Frankfurt in cooperation with the architects of schneider+schumacher.
The advantage: If the component dimensions change, the entire component can be automatically adapted simply by changing the variable in the mathematical function, without needing to reconstruct every component in the module manually.
We are using parametric planning more and more frequently in our projects. Thanks to our experience with this method, we are a competent partner for planners who think in parametric terms.
Edition 2 of our Metalligent magazine contains more in-depth information on parametric planning.
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