Example of Scripting in Architecture Maren Klasing, Martin Krcha, Manuel Froeschl and Konrad Hofmann, Compressed Complexity, Masterclass Zaha Hadid (tutors: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher), University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2006 (Published in AD, Issue 79)
Patrik Schumacher from Zaha Hadid Architects, uses scripting in his creation of patterns. These patterns are not arbitrary, but have correlations with the types of surfaces he designs and can have numerous possibilities for environmental and structural performance. He writes: articulation is the central core competency of architecture; and designed patterns provide one of the most potent devices for architectural articulation. Schumacher ushers in a new era of parametric architecture in which pattern becomes an innovative and powerful register of articulation, providing amplification of surface difference and correlation, ultimately resulting in dynamic, high-performance ornamentation.
“For architects and artists like Karl Chu, Kostas Terzidis, George Liaropoulos-Legendre, Mike Silver and CEB Reas, scripting is the means to develop their own design tools and environments. According to Kostas Terzidis: ‘By using scripting languages designers can … transcend the factory set limitations of current 3-D software. Algorithmic design does not eradicate differences but incorporates both computational complexity and creative use of computers.” -AD Magazine, Issue 76, p.26
Tutors: Stanislav Roudavski & Gwyllim Jahn