Speakers: Jin Ling Yeo
Speakers: Alyn Sujai
Computational Design is as simple as tapping into the ability of computers to calculate and perform multiple complicated tasks simultaneously. The AEC industry has moved successfully from hand drafting to CAD to BIM. However, Computational design remains a largely unexplored territory for most architects and building engineers, who have different strengths and may not have the time or inclination to learn how to code. Computational design tools deliver the power of these processes with visual programming.
It involves a shift in design thinking and methods. Almost advancing from drawing geometry to generating geometry through designer-authored computational processes. It can be used not just for complex geometry, but also for simplifying day to day processes, freeing up more drawing time of the designers to explore, assess and optimize the generated designs for better performance. This session will demonstrate the use of Computational Design using the BIM tool, OpenBuildings Designer and its companion application, GenerativeComponents, to recreate some iconic building facades and creating custom nodes and scripts that can be reused in other projects. The speakers will also demonstrate features of parametric modeling within the same platform.