Support Form-based Codes with Building Information Modeling - The parametric urban model case study Conference Paper uri icon


  • This study aims to develop the parametric urban model to support Form-based Codes (FBCs) by using Object-Oriented Parametric Modeling (OOPM) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). FBCs have been used to substitute conventional land-use and zoning regulations in the United States. In many cities, FBCs were implemented successfully, but excessive design constraints, difficult code making process, and missing density of FBCs are criticized. As a response to the increasing needs of parametric modeling approaches in the urban design domain, we applied BIM and OOPM techniques in two case studies. We conclude that BIM and OOPM have a great potential to support planning and design processes, and that the parametric urban model allows FBCs to be more flexible, interpretable, and interoperable.

published proceedings

  • Life In:formation: On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture - Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA 2010

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, J. B., & Clayton, M. J

publication date

  • January 1, 2010 11:11 AM