The purpose of the parametric facade assignment was to deconstruct an existing building or facade into the steps which need to be followed for the parametric creation of the object. The building chosen for this exercise is the parametric pavilion in Monterrey Mexico, designed and constructed by students of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

The following pseudocode breaks down the steps to reach this result:

1. Construct a point, move it and create a line to become the base of the definition
2. Divide the curve to get the midpoint and list items to separate them
3. Use a series of move components to create the points which will define the arcs for the base surface
4. Create the arcs
5. Loft the arcs to create the base surface
6. Divide and use Isotrim component to create the faces of the surface
7. Use Surface Box component to create the base for the population of the surface
8. Create the geometry for the population of the surface
9. Use BoxMorph component to populate the surface
10. Use List Item to extract the face for the perforations
11. Use Area component to extract the center of the faces.
12. Create the point which becomes the attractor point to control the degree of opening on each face
13. Use Insert items to join the geometry together.

Step 1:  Construct a point, move it and create a line to become the base of the definition

Step 2:  Divide the curve to get the midpoint and list items to separate them

Step 3:  Use a series of move components to create the points which will define the arcs for the base surface

Step 4:  Create the arcs

Step 5:  Loft the arcs to create the base surface

Step 6:  Divide and use Isotrim component to create the faces of the surface

Step 7:  Use Surface Box component to create the base for the population of the surface

Step 8:  Create the geometry for the population of the surface

Step 9:  Use BoxMorph component to populate the surface

Step 10:  Use List Item to extract the face for the perforations

Step 11:  Use Area component to extract the center of the faces.

Step 12:  Create the point which becomes the attractor point to control the degree of opening on each face

Step 13:  Use Insert Items component to join the geometry together.

The geometry was created entirely in Grasshopper and different variations can be produced by adjusting the parameters of the definition:

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Parametric Facade // Parametric Pavilion in Monterrey, Mexico, is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2018 by:
Student: Antonis Nikitaras
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre, David Andres Leon, Danill Koshelyuk