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LuxMotus: Physics-based Form Generation in a One-to-One Scale Design Studio

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Author(s): Saleh Kalantari

This project examines how parametric modeling techniques can be integrated into the conceptual stage of design-build studios, and used as a basis for developing new digital fabrication techniques. Previous studies have shown that parametric modeling can have substantial benefits when used as a drawing generator for digital fabrication; most notably it can enable the designer to experiment with numerous new design and tooling possibilities (Jabi, 2013). The use of parametric modeling to inform these processes has also been described as initiating a “psychological change” in designers’ approach to form creation, and it is often seen as leading to amore adaptive and responsive design outlook(Achten & Kopřiva, 2010). In this paper, digital weaving is considered as a technique for linking parametric-modeling design processes with human-interactive design, and for developing a new tessellation technique in digital fabrication.


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