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Volumes of which the tools by which they were generated, are not obvious.

Digital cities

Digital cities

Parametric Urban designs, generated through city scale parameters.

Parametric buildings

Parametric buildings

Volumes generated by scripting relations between design parameters. Relations are scripted using mathematical numbers and formulae. Associated terms are Algorithmic design, Architectural form finding.

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recently added projects

  • LINEAR CITY ‘Filaments AND Fields’
    LINEAR CITY ‘Filaments AND Fields’
    by SYNA
  • New Keelung Harbor Terminal Building
    New Keelung Harbor Terminal Building
    by Synthesis Design+Architecture
  • PieXus Tower
    PieXus Tower
    by Chris Thackrey, Steven Ma, Bao An Nguyen Phuoc, Christos Koukis, Matus Nedecky, Stefan Turcovsky
  • Vernacular Versatility
    Vernacular Versatility
    by Yong Ju Lee
  • Kinmen Passenger Service Center
    Kinmen Passenger Service Center
    by Tom Wiscombe Design

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free-D.nl: the online documentation platform on non-orthogonal buildings. The motivation and relevance of the free-D project is based on the increasing degree of geometrical variation and complexity in non-orthogonal buildings worldwide.
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