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Computational Design for complex geometries and visualization

Event organised by ICE

15 March 2023

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In this lecture, the topic of discussion is the potential of parametric design and the use of computational design. The lecture will highlight a specific public art project called "The Gesture" by NKS. The project involves transforming destroyed hangars from the Port of Beirut area into a creative structure made of damaged steel beams, which stands 25 meters high and weighs approximately 35 tons.

The lecture will also delve into the use of computational design in producing appealing visuals and animations without the use of any post-editing software. The discussion will note that many architects and engineers avoid this topic, and that representing their work in nice diagrams and drawings requires a lot of effort and the use of multiple software.


Rudy Riachy

Rudy Riachy


Computational Designer

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Rudy Riachy

Rudy is an Architect and Computational Designer with 6 years of experience, holding a master’s degree in “Parametric Design in Architecture“ from UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), with a history of working in architecture and art, using the parametric approach. Throughout his academic years, he gained an interest in applying 3D modelling and computational approach to design, which cascaded over to his studies and eventually his work. This widened toolset enabled him to extend his reach farther beyond the architecture world.

At Ramboll, his day-to-day activities involve collaborating with multiple disciplines which include Acoustics, Sustainability, Façade, and Structural; to model and analyse systems using computational tools, and to create multiple options backed with data for clients and stakeholders.

Rudy believes that the future of the AEC industry has already shifted towards the use of computational design in a way that greatly increases the efficiency and quality of work. Projects are further relying on this approach which thrives on the search and use of all sorts of data as an asset. Furthermore, computational design can also act as a fast and easy tool to represent any idea or geometry while producing clear and appealing visuals.

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Valentina Cazan

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