"EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTING: Parametric Design for Public Housing Development" by Paramesh Hutachinda

EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTING: Parametric Design for Public Housing Development

Possibilities is the crux of free will. How we live is not determined by fate or destiny.

Just as there are choices of words to parse the explaination of this project,  the project is about possibilities to redefine the monotone humdrum of today's condensed living spaces.

Sure, the most surface area is stacked living spaces such as condominiums and apartments, but are they the best condition to raise children or even the most economical. 

No matter how many decisions one makes, they will be biased and result in a similar routine  because they comfort our human expertise in how we perceive our childhood upbringing. What if the next 'best' home was to enter from a restroom or from a rooftop? This question addresses how our residences can be improved, but the steps to achieve such improvements may be impaired by our own decision making.

Therefore, this project consists of three phases.

The first step is to define and observe a site.

Secondly, procedures to create spaces based on three shapes, triangle, square, and circle are programed to run iterations in a computer with control parameters and variables to produce a result that may exceed the expectations of how volumes can be solidified into homes.

Lastly, the results are analyzed and outfitted to district housing regulations and neighborhood practices.


1. Site Research

2. Preliminary Design Phase


3. Appying Design Procedures to Different Site Boundaries


4. Reconfiguring Programmed Volume Results with Real Life Intuition

Four Houses annotated with types of  domestic zones.

5. Construction Phase of Four Housing Typologies 

Construction Documents for House C


6. Urban Pattern Results Reconfigured for Current Site Condition

Perspective Images of Collective Habitat Proposal


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