Parametric Skins / The Broad

Architect:  Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Date: 2015

The Broad’s façade is a honeycomb-like porous structure. The façade is self-supporting, therefore, 
allowing support free spaces on the inside. It also allows for the diffused light at the interior throughout the day.

The main criterium for my design was to create a script that would be able to take any surface and any grid type, 
and it would create “the Broad” paneling.

I also wanted to add a few custom controls where the user could choose the vector of the openings, as well as 
define an attractor that would influence the overall sizes of the openings in the paneling.




Parametric Skins / The Broad is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2019 by:
Students: Dusan Savicevic
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre, Mohammad Elatab