Day 1, Session Block A

10:45 Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication

Chair: Ezio Arlati, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Parametric curtain wall design
  • Innovation in curtain wall design
  • Implementation and construction of complex geometries
  • Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Thomas Kinzl, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago, USA

Customizing a mixed-use building in real time
  • Iterative building design process to accommodate direct client input in real time
  • Fabrication and installation of complex façade systems
  • Finance Centre Tower, Manila, Philippines

Aleksandar Sasha Zeljic, Gensler, Chicago, USA

Work differently for different work: a return to the artful façade
  • Integration of design/fabrication/construction in façades
  • Flexible approaches to digital design and digital fabrication
  • Materials and methodologies

Kristofer Leese, Belzberg Architects, Santa Monica, USA

Computational design in lightweight membrane enclosures
  • Lightweight membrane skin enclosures
  • Design, analysis, documentation and fabrication
  • Innovation in building skins through cooperation between architects and engineers

Kais Al-Rawi, Walter P Moore, Los Angeles, USA

12:30 Lunch