What if it was possible to have a scalable solution for a design rather than treat each one as a new project? This was the question we were asked by one of our clients and our answer was that, with a parametric approach, it certainly is possible.

Our client produces buildings which consist of the same functional building blocks, but where the size and arrangements of those blocks depend on specific customer demands. For that reason, a standardised solution simply isn’t flexible enough to meet all possible variations that can occur. However, a parametric design does offer that flexibility.

Unique concept can meet the precise needs of each individual customer

Our parametric way of working aims to capture the important values of a standardised design and leaves room for project-specific input. The parametric model defines the DNA of the product family, with each instance tailored to the specific project requirement. In this case, it generates the building blocks and components to create any configuration, including associated demands such as parking, office space, power and footprint.

The model is flexible and allows the client to adapt the design to changing requirements and market circumstances by simply changing the respective parameters. These parameters can be directly related to the shell & core of the building or more human related, such as the composition of the work force or local habits and cuisine preferences. In addition to these parameters, we always need to deal with local standards and regulations such as zoning laws, parking requirements or building orientation.

Together with our client we can deliver a bespoke solution that meets the precise needs of their customer. This unique concept meets our client’s long-term vision to develop products rather than projects. In a market where speed is at a premium, this solution will give our client a competitive edge.