Digital Design is a design developed digitally, using computers. In the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, in addition to widely utilized BIM, Parametric and Algorithmic Design are the newer components of digital design.

Parametric and Algorithmic Design are the processes of applying parameters and algorithms as actual generators of the design. The techniques might include propagating changes, applying automation, utilizing form-finding and form optimizing techniques. Practical realization of parametrically designed projects goes hand in hand with Digital Fabrication.


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process of three-dimensional digital modeling and management of a building or a project and its physical and functional characteristics. A single file combines all this information, and its content can be extracted, exchanged, and utilized in many ways by architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals during all phases from concept design and design development to construction administration. Traditionally, BIM has mostly been used as a tool for project delivery and construction coordination, but what about Design?


Digital Fabrication is a manufacturing process controlled by computers which includes additive manufacturing such as 3D printing, subtractive manipulation such as CNC milling and robotic processes including forming, bending, folding, stacking, weaving, and stitching, etc. Digital control results in great accuracy and precision and offers designers a variety of new tools of artistic expression.


WEFAS Architecture implements Digital Design tools starting at the early stages of the design process by applying parametric and algorithmic processes to find the most innovative and high performing design solutions. Our goal is to stay up to date on the latest research in the field of Parametric Design. Recently, we were excited to learn about a multi-agent algorithm utilized by Studio Roland Snooks I Kokkugia in Melbourne, Australia and a particle spring system algorithm employed by Brandon Clifford and Wes Mcgee | Matter Design Studio.