The development of digital applications has informed a new understanding of architecture design, in which building structures and building elements are no longer permanent, fixed or immobile (Schumacher, 2010). As dynamic architecture becomes more popular and applicable, there have been immerging questions about its purpose and effectivity. One of its typical employments is to respond to changing functional and environmental requirements. Although this viewpoint has potentials in creating more sustainable and fascinating architecture, it requires careful researches and suitable strategies during the design process, to achieve meaningful mobility and efficient controlling mechanism (Megahed, 2017).
This study proposes a design process that can be suitable to dynamic architecture. Developed from a dynamic component design, the process explores the balance between architectural adaptability and flexibility. While an architectural component needs to be flexible to be applicable to different environmental and functional requirements, the adaption process applied to a specific site transforms it and limits its flexibility. Therefore, the parametric tools were used in both ways: to generate the flexibility as well as to limit it to gain adaptability. In other words, the design process becomes an information feedback loop between idea development and (site-specific) possibility evaluation
- Co-Researcher / Designer with Thanonchai Watlom
- CAADRIA2018 International Conference
- March 2018