Arch 490-01 Intro to Parametric Modeling Summer 2024

Intro to Parametric Modeling

Course Number: Arch 490 – 01

Professor info: Alphonso Peluso
E-Mail: peluso@iit.edu

Syllabus: Arch_490-01_Syllabus_SU24

Course Description:
This course will serve as an Introduction to Parametric Modeling. The course will use architectural and structural texts as a guide/aid for learning complex Parametric Modeling. It will explore a series of Parametric structural design case studies. Case studies explored are Folded Plate Tessellations, Shell Structure Tessellations, Grid Shells, Tall Buildings, Responsive Components, and Generative Components. Students will propose and create their own Parametric designs.

Coursework:
Class 01:

Parametric Folded Plate Tessellation ( Grasshopper )
Parametric Case Study 01
Air Force Academy Chapel by Skidmore, Owings, Merrill

Readings:
Function-of-Form-Plate-Tessellation-Farshid-Moussavi
Structure-Systems-Surface-Active-Heino-Engel

Assignment 01:
IPM_A01

Videos:

 

Class 02:

Parametric Shell Structure Tessellation ( Grasshopper )
Parametric Case Study 02
Los Manantiales by Felix Candela

Readings:
Function-of-Form-Shell-Systems-Farshid-Moussavi
Structure-Systems-Shell-Structures-Heino-Engel

Assignment 02:
IPM_A02

***Important*** LunchBox Plugin for Grasshopper is required for class-02 _ See link below:

https://www.food4rhino.com/en/app/lunchbox

 

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Class 03:

Working with Lists ( Grasshopper )
Parametric Case Study 03
Palazetto Dello Sport by Pier Luigi Nervi

Readings:
FORM01_Grids_Frames_Compress_01

FORM01_Grids_Frames_Compress_02

Assignment 03:
IPM_A03

Video: