# PARAMETRIC REPRESENTATION

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Code
86883
2017/2018
CREDITS
4 credits during the 2nd year of 9915 ARCHITECTURE (LM-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/17
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ARCHITECTURE)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

## OVERVIEW

The module aims to provide the fundamentals of modeling and parametric modeling for architecture. Basic concepts are introduced to define the relationship between virtual model, representation and architecture.

Basic instructions of parametric modeling are introduced to allow the configuration of components for architecture, with emphasis on modeling of curved surfaces and the identification of parameters useful for structural optimization (Computation Architecture).

## AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module aims to provide students with the basic elements of parametric modeling and the ability to generate useful configurations for structural optimization.

Basic instructions of parametric modeling are introduced to allow the configuration of components for architecture, with emphasis on modeling of curved surfaces and the identification of parameters useful for structural optimization (Computation Architecture).

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching will consist of lectures and drawing practice.

Lessons summaries will be available in Italian and English. Foreign students will receive support in English during the lessons.

The final exam consists of discussion of the topics and presentation of the model produced by the student.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The module covers the following topics:

Geometry elements for architectural modeling

- Euclidean geometry and non-euclidean geometry

- Projective geometry and representation

- Topology, elastic transformation, morphing

- Mathematical curved surfaces and free form

- 2D tessellation: symmetries and Voronoj

- Ancient and contemporary proportions: from the golden section to fractals

- Platonic solids and semi-regular solids, starry and geodetic surfaces, 3D tessellation

- From modeling to realization: curved surfaces and patterns, types of parametric modelers and application architecture

- Examples of contemporary architecture

Parametric modeling applications (Rhinoceros, Grasshopper)

- Basic Exercises (extrusion, boolean, arrays, lines and surfaces)

- 2D and 3D tessellation: Voronoj and lists applications

- triangular panelization

- Pattern, Attractors and ImageSampler

- Starred surfaces and waffle

- Reticular structures

Burry, J., & Burry, M. (2010). The new mathematics of architecture. London: Thames & Hudson.

Càndito C. (2016), Modelli e immagini per la rappresentazione dell’architettura, Roma: Aracne.

Migliari, R. (2009). Geometria descrittiva, Torino: Città Studi.

Tedeschi, A. (2010). Architettura parametrica. Introduzione a Grasshopper, Brienza: Le penseur.

Woodbury, R. (2010). Elements of parametric design, London: Routledge.

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Please, write an e-mail to: candito@arch.unige.it

Exam Board

CRISTINA CANDITO (President)

LUIGI GAMBAROTTA (President)

MARCO LEPIDI (President)

ANDREA QUARTARA

## LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching will consist of lectures and drawing practice.

Lessons summaries will be available in Italian and English. Foreign students will receive support in English during the lessons.

The final exam consists of discussion of the topics and presentation of the model produced by the student.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

## EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Esame del 25 giugno 2018, ore 9, aula 5A PER TUTTI: E’ necessario scrivere a candito@arch.unige.it per segnalare la propria situazione rispetto al possesso o meno di valutazione della cartellina e di voto scritto, anno accademico. Esame scritto: ore 9 Consegna cartellina: ore 10 Esame orale: ore 11 Per sostenere l’esame orale è necessario: -aver sostenuto lo scritto (o avere l’esonero), ULTIMA PROVA SCRITTA SESSIONE ESTIVA: 25 giugno, ore 9; -aver consegnato la cartellina (Ultima valutazione della cartellina: 25 giugno, ore 10; portare tutte le tavole revisionate e firmate); -aver concordato e consegnato eventuali esercitazioni integrative o sostitutive; -è necessario presentarsi con un PIANO DI STUDIO recente.