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EOI merging of function and aesthetics

content part a : case for innovation role and contribution of architecture computational design : advantages parametric modeling : advantages precedent study : andre de gouveia residence design theme : parametric perforation individualized criteria part b : research project design exploration design development exploration of matrix physical model : documentation

architecture as communication. “-the provision of spaces which frame communication.� schumacher, 2011.

architecture as innovation. materialising potential realities and provision of new knowledge

architecture as identity. reflect, unite and distinguish a community .

architecture as influence. establish a re-order of society thinking and generate external interest

computational design advantage rationalization performance-based design design extracted into components for optimum fabrication integration of disciplines in building industry from design stage

advances in material science materials engineered precisely to meet performance criteria link with manufacturing sector saves cost control how material performs structurally merging of function and aesthetics

simulation visual effects/appearance of design can be simulated simulation testing of scaled models in specific environments form follows performance

parametric modeling search for new forms loud statements that are visually engaging technical ability to realize these forms from design stage

optimization and innovation wider generated design variety/options to select encourage experimentation of concept developed design rather than imposed

controlled parameter design object responds to relationships controlled theme in design outcomes

andre de gouveia residence

| Paris, France ; Vincent Parreira| AAVP Architecture, and Antonio Virga Architecte

sense of place use of calcada tiling patterns to evoke portuguese identity

abstraction of concept contemporary reinterpretation manipulation of positive and negative interlocking repetition

innovation transforming materiality and perception two rectangular pore sizes form : effect of image light and shadow effects transform visual perception

parametric parametric perforation perforation optical illusion layering texture shadow light





visually attractive

site context


visual adaption






passersby nature

research project

design exploration materiality alter the properties of the material

design exploration diffraction of light light diffracted passing through the perforations

design exploration light and shadow casted shadow on the surface when light source passes through the perforations

design exploration perception of colour number of different pore sizes creates different perception of colour to the surface

potential of innovation of the design through the different sizes of pores.

design development application of case-based design

precedent-based design the use of application of knowledge derived from the precedents in the design process andre de gouveia residence

kalay, architecture’s new media: principles, theories, and methods of computer-aided design (cambridge, mass.: mit press, 2004), pp .23-25.

precedent-based design

design criteria chosen use of prefabricated panels transportation

controlled pore sizes benefits in cost saving, time and practical therefore

mass production

construction method system fast on site

version 1 – output rectangle

version 2 – output circles

exploration of matrix

perception of texture

exploration of matrix

imagery of perforation

exploration of matrix

orientation of pore sizes

physical model

effects of light and shadow casted from the light source

physical model

perception of colours

diffraction of light

physical model

sliding panel

concealed c-frame structure

competitive advantages Our design philosophy and innovative exploration of parametric design can create an iconic gateway that complements the vision of Wyndham.

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