The design of the parametric facade was a part of the retrofit project to convert an unused factory space into a 24×7 working studio for students. The use of steel and wood was aimed at being recognizable with the context, but at the same time be different like a experimental design building. The parametric facade in front was to serve as a module for the other facades as well.




  1. Create the horizontal axes that form the geometry. The parameters of these axes should be adjustable.
  2. Identify the axis points of steel i-sections normal to the plane of the horizontal axes.
  3. Make a polyline intersecting the horizontal axes along the plane of axis points.
  4. Divide the horizontal axes into points as per the number of wooden members.
  5. Interpolate the points thus formed with polylines.
  6. Add required cross sections to the polylines thus generated.
  7. Use the adjustable parameters of the horizontal axes to form different iterations of the form.


Iteration 01- Original


Iteration 02



Iteration 03


“ASSIGNMENT 01- PARAMETRIC FACADE” is a project of IAAC, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed as part of the Computational Design course at the Master in Advanced Architecture program in 2018/19.

Student: Manan Jain

Tutors: Rodrigo Aguirre, Davis Andres Leon

Support: Daniil Koshelyuk