Project: Parametric Glacier pavilion
Architect: Didzis Jaunzems
Location: Riga, Latvia
Year: 2016

“To observe ourselves from the side and evaluate existing situation impact on human race project proposes to put side by side two considered opposites: naturalness and artificiality. Parametric Glacier pavilion focuses on the modern phenomenon of the man-made world, by combining two opposites and questioning if they can coexist?

Parametric Glacier pavilion conceptually contains two opposites: “ice” as naturalness, expression of primeval, sincerity and “parametric” as a symbol of human interpretation, algorithmic thinking and order.

Parametric glacier pavilion also reflects on fusion of contemporary art genres and border fading between different art disciplines. It is pavilion that unifies architecture, light, sound and science. Natural processes are recreated with computer-generated form, organic polymer materiality, interactive sound installation and artificial light.”

Parametric Glacier (Didzis Jaunzems Architecture, 2018)

Parametric Glacier Pavilion (Lapins, U., 2016)

Parametric Glacier Pavilion (Lapins, U., 2016)

Parametric Glacier Pavilion (Lapins, U., 2016)


  1. draw a circle
  2. extrude surface
  3. make a diamond grid on a surface
  4. find points in the grid
  5. change z values of the points
  6. connect points to make new grid
  7. offset surface and repeat 3.-6.
  8. connect grid (inside surface) with the middle points of the grid (offset surface)
  9. make a mesh
  10. apply transparency and material to geometry

Animated Systems: Parametric Glacier is a project of IaaC,
Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2018 by:
Student: Kristine Kuprijanova
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre, David Andres Leon
Assistant: Daniil Koshelyuk