This exercise is part of the first assignment for the computational design studio and 
aims to learn decoding the logic of complex facade systems. 
The design of the facade that has been made in grasshopper is based on the two facades 
shown below.

Parametric facade by Archi Union Architects: Michler, A. (2018). Photo: Inhabitat

Parametric facade by ROB technologies: ROB Technologies. (2018). Photo: ROB Technologies.



Pseudo code for parametric brick facade:

1. make a brick with variable length, width, height;
2. create a open offset within the brick;
3. make sliders for the length, height and depth of the wall;
4. make a serie of points with the length of the wall and randomness in y direction;
5. make a curve from the points;
6. repeat 3 and 4 to create a new curve;
7. move the curve from step 5 to z direction using the slider for the height of the wall;
8. loft the two curves;
9. make contours between the two curves with the height of the bricks as steps;
10. divide contours with points to place bricks;
11. place the brick on all made points in 9;
12. flatten the bricks to open the wall.

Parametric Facade of Bricks is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture 
of Catalonia developed at Computational Design in 2018/2019 by:
Student: Axel van der Vegte
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre, David Andres Leon