Luigi Moretti, from History to Parametric Architecture
Giuseppe Gallo, Giuseppe Pellitteri
PhD University of Palermo, Department of Architecture
Full Professor, University of Palermo, Department of Architecture
Published on: Learning, Prototyping, and Adapting, Short Paper Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Gallo, G., Pellitteri, G., 2018, Luigi Moretti, from History to Parametric Architecture, in Huang, W., Williams, M., Luo, D., Yi-Sin, W., Yuming, L., Learning, Prototyping, and Adapting, Short Paper Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA, Beijing, pp. 209-214.
Abstract: In this article we aim to give new light on the thinking of Luigi Moretti, first to have formulated the concept of parametric architecture, comparing it with those of some contemporary architectural theorists and designers.
The latest research on materials and form-finding experiences have shown a new relationship between form and structure, Moretti understood it before the advent of the internet. Moretti’s parameter stems from the architectural tradition, as Carpo sees relations between parametric design and history. Moretti’s Parametric architecture is interdisciplinary, open to science in ways that we are only now understanding.
We, therefore, believe that recovering Moretti’s methods of parametric architecture today, thanks to the power of artificial intelligence and the proliferation of big data, can open new opportunities for computational architecture, as well as Moretti’s mistakes, can be precious teaching.