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A VISION FOR PARAMETRIC DESIGN

For many years, software tools for mechanical engineers and industrial designers have enabled them to with work with computers in ways not available to architects. Using parametric design software, they have been able to quickly manipulate their designs and study many alternative solutions — including those with complex organic shapes — by simply changing the variables, or parameters, defining the geometry of an object or assembly. — Published 2002.0710

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SMALL FIRM - GLOBAL REACH

From offices in a nicely restored old house just a few doors from where Mark Twain lived in Hartford, Connecticut, the firm of Tai Soo Kim Partners has been creating contextually sensitive modern architecture in local, regional, and global markets for over thirty years. — Published 2000.1213

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MANUFACTURING FREEFORM ARCHITECTURE

Still mired in decades-old technologies, most architects are missing one of the greatest opportunities of the computer revolution. Even if they use computer-aided drafting software, these architects are following an old pattern of creating paper drawings for the later interpretation—or misinterpretation—by builders with conventional tools. Why shouldn't the architect's computer do the construction too? — Published 2000.0927

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