Visual Perception of Space and Parametric Design: A Brief Discussion

Tamalee Basu, Mainak Ghosh


The use of Parametric modeling techniques in the design process of buildings and built forms produce some characteristic formal expression which many times produce a striking visual interest. This paper outlines how this kind of formal expression influences visual perception. However, this aspect is not considered objectively in the design process. With the help of parametric design, one now has the liberty to explore different design alternatives in less time and with more ease. The paper explores the possibilities of leveraging this technology to parameterize the formal expression of a built space, that thereafter shape up human perception and subsequent decision making - achieving more holistic built-space design approach.


Parametric design; Visual perception; Environmental perception; Form; Built Space; Spatial experience

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