PennPraxis

Parametric Models of Complex Spatial Designs

This project focuses on generating parametric models based on the fundamentals of 3D graphic statics. Using rhino, grasshopper, and python as the main tools, Professor Masoud Akbarzadeh and a team of Design Fellows will build these models from basic concepts of 2D form and force polygon representation of equilibrium that are migrated towards 3D spatial determinant and indeterminate truss designs. The goal of this project is to bridge the gap between the practical and the creative aspects of architecture by developing a parametric path that allows complex computational form generation with structural reliability.