The continuous development and transformation of modeling and design techniques and tools lead to the emergence of more efficient techniques that support the architects through the design process. In light of that, the parametric design field is considered a state-of-art of such techniques that could support architects in making the most suitable and effective design decisions in early design stages by testing a large number of design solutions and alternatives using computational models. When considering the tendency of KSA, within its vision 2030, to digital transformation and increase the digital applications in all fields, the lack of sufficient data about the local market reality related parametric techniques’ availability and applicability of the latest trends and challenges facing its applications is considered an important problem that should be resolved. Such data could support the decision-maker in identifying best priorities and directing the necessary fund to support its application, overcome its important challenges, and get the most of its benefits in developing The field of digital design. This is considered the research gap and the main research incentive of this paper which aims to explore trends of parametric design techniques in evaluating and developing design ideas, the challenges facing its application, and the reality of the availability and applicability of such techniques in Riyadh local market. This is considered as an initiative for future studies that aim to bridge the gap in this field. The research adopted the descriptive analytical approach to achieve its objectives in two parts of this paper: the first went through a literature review to explore parametric design techniques’ trends and challenges facing its application, while the second went through a field survey to explore the reality of the availability and applicability of such techniques. It is expected that the paper results and conclusions will contribute to encouraging future studies in this direction to bridge its research gap and achieve the goals of the Kingdome vision 2030 related to the digital transformation.
Ghabban, Albaraa Ibraheem and Mostafa, Ahmed Omar M.S.
"Trends and Challenges of Parametric Design Techniques in Design Concepts Evaluation & Development, and its Application in Riyadh,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 27:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol27/iss2/2