DEFINITION OF SMART PARAMETRIC MODEL FOR COLLABORATIVE DESIGN OF MASS HOUSING
Authors: Lo, Tian Tian; Schnabel, Marc Aurel; Gao, Yan
Parametric modeling has become popular to present the abundance of high performance technology. Urban designers and planners have already adopted parametric models to provide useful planning and design solutions by employing specific algorithms. Design rules and logics are formed to generate various design solutions, also known as rule-based design. They can be integrated with parametric model to push digital design into another level of methodology and discussion. This also gives rise to the possibilities of collaborative design solution, which presently are known as Building Information Modeling (BIM). Mass housing design is a complex typology that usually involves not only the architects, developers and contractors but ideally, includes also the residence. In reality, however, the users are left out as there is no such system that allows for simple, direct and clear design communication. This meta-paper will collate and lay out the definitions of various respective design strategies for discussing and comparing from an urban to the building-units levels. The study aims to provide a clear comparison and classification of the existing frameworks in order to establish novel opportunities in integrating the strategies and to develop an open system for mass housing design.