In this PhD thesis I consider the relationship between the design of software and the design of flexible parametric models.
Based on three case studies involving the design of the Sagrada... More > Família, the Dermoid pavilion, and the Responsive Acoustic Surface. The contribution of this research is to show there are connections between the practice of software engineering and the practice of parametric modelling. These connections signal that software engineering is an underrepresented and important precedent for architects using parametric models; a finding that has implications for how parametric modelling is taught, how parametric models are integrated with practice, and for how researchers study and discuss parametric modelling.
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