Linear city is a bad idea
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 15 December 2021
The Linear City; a bad idea

Linear cities; a bad idea   A linear city is an urban plan consisting of an elongating urban formation. This kind of urban plan occurs naturally in some instances. For example, where geography forces a city plan, along a tight strip of land between coast and mountain, or along a river to make use of...

Classical Math
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 06 August 2021
7 Classical Mathematics in Architecture

Classical Mathematics in Architecture   Classical math is closely related to classical geometry in architecture. A subject I have discussed in a previous post here. This is not a complete list of methods or formulas but a simple overview of the methods Architects used in the past. For the purpose of simplification, we are excluding...

Adaptive design
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 12 April 2021
What is Parametric Design?

Parametric Design is Systems Thinking The time of Modernism has ended and the Bauhaus as an educational system is no longer relevant. The obsession of Modernists with the machine, linearity, homogeneity and hierarchies is being replaced with the tenets of Systems Thinking, self-organized systems, non-linearity, heterogeneity, and networks. The underlying reason is the Industrial revolutions...

Parametric Geometries
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 05 November 2020
11 Contemporary Geometries in Architecture

Contemporary and Parametric Geometries in Architecture Carrying on from the previous list of historical geometries in architecture, it’s time to look into contemporary geometry typologies. These increasingly depend on mathematics and scientific theories like Systems Thinking, but the list below does not go into these in detail but will give you a broad overview of...

Classical Architecture
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 04 November 2020
11 Classical Geometries in Architecture

11 Classical Architectural Geometries The type and use of geometry in architecture is a fundamental element of the variation between styles or language of architecture. The type of geometry is often conflated with meaning. One concept is that architectural style-isms like art swing between periods of “romanticism” and “realism”. With “romantic” being soft, using decoration...

Home parameters
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 24 July 2020
10 Basic parameters in home design

Architecture is not a style of particular buildings, nor is it the drawing of building plans; it is a process of problem solving mixed with aesthetics that results in information (drawings) used for construction. For a home or a city, it is a process embedded with parameters / variables that need to be solved and...

15 Basic parameters in urban design
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 10 April 2020
15 Basic parameters in urban design

This list is not comprehensive but a starting point for any planning project. In a successfully designed urban plan the designer needs to manage and manipulate multiple interconnected parameters. Each parameter can be investigated and developed independently, but will also have to be tested in relation to other related parameters. This can be done using analogue or digital methods or...

Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 30 March 2020
COVID-19 Maker Resources

These COVID-19 maker resources are here for everyone with maker skills and machinery to anyone with a needle and a thread. As a result of the world being unexpectedly plunged into a pandemic, we are finding the Achilles heel of the “just-in-time” manufacturing. Consequently medical and other essential workers need Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and...

Sustainable parametric house
Posted by Gudjon Erlendsson | 13 March 2020
5 ways to prepare your home for disasters

We are living in the safest times in known human history. Globally life expectancy has never been higher and poverty rate never been lower. Life is good therefore and the future looks bright. But this does not mean that we should stop expecting the unexpected and prepare your home. Because the world is volatile and...

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