Roberto Davolio explains the process of transitioning from computer design to reality, utilizing advanced parametric design, scripting and rational geometry for the rationalization of surfaces for the sake of cost estimation and standardization of complex facades. By using software programs such as Digital Project, and Maya, architects are able to negotiate structural systems with engineers. Through implementation of a systematic approach, one can rationalize cladding systems of organic shapes, through parametric modeling, testing of surfaces, and analyzation of geometric relationships. Further examples of intelligent and flexible scripts, which allow for the understanding of structural performance and geometrical mutations with real-time results.
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Roberto Davolio describes the breadth and scope of the facade modelling work that he does. The first project by Eric Owen Moss requires novel glass working techniques, while the Beijing airport by Foster is enormous in scale. He then demonstrates the relationship and workflow between the structural system, and the panelization system on two more typical projects. Parametric tools are necessary because of the schedules on most Asian projects, and the need to feed information to a whole range of project participants.