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SOM’s Neil Katz on Parametric Modeling in Facade Design

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Source: The Architect's Newspaper

In computational design, the architect generates solutions to a particular problem by first defining a set of rules and criteria for the model. Though the many tools Katz uses during this process include intangibles like “a desire to explore as many valid options as possible” and his office’s collaborative environment, in many instances he also performs literal computation—specifically, parametric modeling.

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