Topic outline

  • The course Parametric Design is an introduction into fundamental concepts of parametric design thinking in architecture and landscape architecture using Grasshopper, a plug- in to Rhinoceros. The course covers basics of geometry of curves & surfaces, NURBS-geometry and fundamentals of data-handling.

    3.6.2019 Introduction & Associative Geometry (Files_Associative Geometry)

    4.6.2019 Curves and Surfaces (Files_Curves and Surfaces)

    5.6.2019 Data Handling (Files_Data Handling)

    6.6.2019 Optimization (Files_Optimization)

    7.6.2019 Design Exercise

    Place: Väre, Room G202 IT-luokka

    Time: daily 9-16


    The Grasshopper Primer (3rd edition)

    The Grasshopper Primer (2nd edition)

    Generative Algorithms

    Link to submission of required Exercises (for 3 cr) and Design Project (additional 3 cr).

    Reading List on Digital in Architecture

    Carpo, Mario: The DEigital in Architecture 1992-2012, Wiley, 2013

    Carpo, Mario: The Alphabet and the Algorithm, MIT Press, 2011

    Oxman, Rivka & Oxman, Robert: Theories of the Digital in Architecture, Routledge, 2014

    Picon, Antoine: Digital Culture in Architecture, Birkhäuser, 2010