Following Wassim Jabi (2013)* it can be said there is a collection of basic formal parametric patterns from which many designs can be evoloved. This systematization seems to be a good tool to inteprete the multiplicity of existing designs, as well as a good design tool.
Jabi's scripts are presented in 3ds-Max scripting language (+ some of them in Processing). Slowly but surely i will try to study these patterns and generate Grasshopper, Processing and Python scripts for them to be used in Rhinoceros 5.
Jabi's patterns are the following:
- Force Field
- (Srf) Subdivision
Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch, some time earlier (2005)*, - quoted by Jabi -, proposed another collection of formal parametric patterns, derived from their own work which are as follows:
Benjamin ARANDA, Chris LASCH et ali, 2005, Pamphlet Architecture 27: Tooling, Princeton Architectural Press, Nueva York
Wassim JABI, 2013, Parametric Design for Architecture, Laurence King Publishing, Londres