Parametric design

La conception paramétrique est un mode de fonctionnement des logiciels de conception assistée par ordinateur actuels. Il s'agit de définir une entité par des paramètres qui peuvent être modifiés facilement. De cette façon, on change aisément la définition de la pièce.


Les logiciels de CAO paramétrique se caractérisent par la présence d'un historique. Cet historique est généralement représenté sous la forme d'un arbre reprenant les différentes opérations effectuées, appelées fonctions (feature en anglais, d'où l'appellation anglaise Parametric feature based modeler). Ces fonctions sont généralement créées à partir d'esquisses variationnelles.



Join us for an inspiring summer under the digital sun and discover how to write code, to connect your projects to sensors and physical outputs, to build 3D models and print them, and much much more!


Following up to our introduction to 3D modeling in February/March, we organise a more advanced workshop on Blender for 3D printing. During these two Saturday afternoons we will be exploring tools and techniques for parametric and generative design.


From March 6 until March 24 2017 Marcio Ambrisio is in residency at iMAL, where he will work together with Yacine Sebti on his interactive installation 'MOVIOLA'.


Blender is a powerful, free and open source 3D modelling software, used for animation, video games, data visualisation or designing objects for digital fabrication. Join us during these two afternoons, and let's discover the basics and possibilities of Blender!


This openLAB is the first masterclass on Digital Fabrication at iMAL. With an emphasis on forms generated by code, it will end with an exhibition of the works produced by the participants.


with projects by Aernoudt Jacobs, Duncan Speakman, Elise Elsacker and Yannick Bontinckx. 


Smart architecture is the future. This is what demonstrate Elise Elsacker and Yannick Bontinckx with their Kinetic Pavilion, a structure that can react to wheater conditions, human movements, social media and certainly much more.


This 31st March 2017, Le Pass (Scientific Adventure Park, Frameries) is opening its WOW ZONE, a new space dedicated to digital culture. Five interactive artworks have been selected following a call for projects, to be exhibited for the next five years in the WOW ZONE.

Among these five pieces, two have been through a residency at iMAL....