Parametric urban design; An interactive sketching system for shaping neighborhoods

eCAADe 2011; Proceedings of the 29th conference on education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe" Respecting, Fragile Places", Sep 2011

Authors: José Beirão, Pirouz Nourian, Bardia Mashhoodi


In this paper we show the structure of an urban design parametric system. The system is dynamic and builds an interactive relation with the designer updating the layout and related data at each input change. The responsiveness of the system allows the designer to gain awareness on the qualitative consequences of each design move by comparing a design state with a set of urban indicators and density measures which are automatically calculated along with the geometrical updates.