ISSN 2079-3537      


Scientific Visualization, 2018, volume 10, number 1, pages 99 - 109, DOI: 10.26583/sv.10.1.08

The effectiveness of parametric modelling and design ideation in architectural engineering

Authors: A. A. Glîbà1, O. A. Ulchitskiy2, E. K. Bulatova3

1 Dåakin University,

Melbourne, Australia

ORCID: 0000-0002-4749-5675,

2,3 Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University,

Magnitogorsk, Russia

2 ORCID: 0000-0003-1065-3251,

3 ORCID: 0000-0003-4010-021X,



This paper is based on the PhD research work “Supporting the Use of Parametric Design in Architecture”. One of the key factors in design and analysis of empirical research in parametric computer-aided design in architecture is the comprehensive and justified measurement metrics of parametric modelling effectiveness. Introduced studies agree about the same thing that some of the parametric design systems are parametric rules and strategies. There is an obvious gap between traditional design principles and methods, rules of algorithmic modelling. For understanding of this gap there is an algorithm identification along with its parametric research, that allows to encrypt ideas in the language of textual and visual type of programming. This paper describes the evaluation criteria, methodology and application procedures for measuring the effectiveness of parametric modelling and design ideation, which was developed as a part of the comparative study (on-going PhD research work) titled “Supporting the Use of Parametric Design in Architecture”.


Keywords: Parametric design, Design Patterns, Dynamic Knowledge Repository, algorithmic modelling, visual and textual programming.