Wooden Structures within the Context of Parametric Design: Pavilions and Seatings in Urban Landscape

Gökçen Firdevs Yücel Caymaz, Seyhan Yardımlı, Bülent Onur Turan, Aysel Tarım

Abstract


Today, on one hand while the traditional design process continues, on the other hand, digital design systems along with advances in computer technologies continue to present designers with new and effective ideas. Parametric design is preferred by designers for its relationality, contributing towards versatility, ensuring flexibility, simplifying diversification and for presenting programatic solutions. As is seen in a number of areas, we have also begun to encounter the use of parametric designs produced with parametric design systems and wooden materials in urban landscaping. The purpose of this study is to examine the upper cover application and seating elements generated by taking advantage of parametric designs from wooden construction materials in urban landscaping areas, and examine the impact of wooden material characteristics while generating behavior and parametric structures of technologies. After researching parametric design and wooden material concepts, an attempt was made to reach conclusions through analyses conducted by examining parametric wooden designed pavilion and seating element specimens applied in various regions of the world. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26689/jard.v2i3.401

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