The Parametric Palimpsest of the Building Skin

Author: Aaron Paul Brakke.

ABSTRACT: The principal focus of this paper is to reflect on what contemporary notions of an architectural palimpsest might entail. A reflection is made about academic exercises that contemplate the local conditions in Colombia and the way to which a digitally augmented design process could inform the form of a brise soleil system. Several exercises that have used parametric design thinking are employed to illustrate an approach that is primarily concerned with improving the environmental performance of the building envelope and the possibility of intervening over existing structures.