New computer and digital fabrication tools are driving architectural designs to push the boundaries of form, customization, and construction. Driven by practices wanting and needing to produce novelty, computer-aided design systems are becoming increasingly parametric -- they represent designs that change with their input data. These systems give more control and capability to designers, but require much more comprehensive understanding if they are to be used effectively.
Mastering these ideas requires skills as a designer, mathematician, and computer scientist. This book teaches what new knowledge and skills designers need to master the parametric and how they can learn and use it. It demonstrates clearly how using patterns to think about and work with parametric modeling helps designers master the new complexity of the design systems.