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This paper by Kyle Schumann presents a sequence of introductory pedagogical exercises prescribed to undergraduate architecture students aimed at rapid skill development in analog and digital workflows.

This document by Andrea Settimi, Petras Vestartas, Julien Gamerro, and Yves Weinand aims to provide an overview of Cockroach’s most recent point cloud processing applications applied to digital fabrication and design.

In this grasshopper example, you can create series of radial gear modules which can be simulated by the Linketix plugin.

This research by Xuyou Yang, Ding Wen Bao, Xin Yan, and Yucheng Zhao suggests an approach to accelerate the topology optimisation process of structures in architectural form-finding by replacing iterative calculation procedures with an end-to-end algorithm via conditional generative adversarial networks.

This paper by Sida Dai, Michael Kleiss, Mostafa Alani, and Nyoman Pebryani presents a reinforcement learning (RL) based design method for kinetic facades to optimize the movement direction of shading panels.

This paper by Farzaneh Oghazian, Nathan Brown, and Felecia Davis presents an optimization-based calibration process for tuning a digital formfinding algorithm used with knitted textile materials in architectural tension structures.

M. Gardiner, R. Aigner, H. Ogawa, and R. Hanlon present a design method that prioritises in-context design for origami surfaces with periodic tessellations in a parametric CAD workflow using Grasshopper 3D.

This research paper by Vishu Bhooshan, Mathias Fuchs, and Shajay Bhooshan explores the use of 3D-printing technologies in prototyping of Topology Optimization (TO) driven design.

The aim of this paper by Samuel Wilkinson and Sean Hanna is to demonstrate a new approach to approximating wind pressure on tall buildings for the application of generative design exploration and optimisation.

This research by Omid Oliyan Torghabehi identifies the key design parameters and design constraints of reciprocal systems. The results demonstrate the complex coupling of geometry, structural performance and fabrication in these systems, hence an essential need for application of an integrative design process.

This research Omid Oliyan Toghabehi, Peter von Buelow, Steven Mankouche, and Kasey Vliet studied the natural occurrence of branch bifurcations in different wood species to develop practical concepts for design and fabrication of timber joinery in a single bifurcated wood form which would replace traditional mortise and tenon or steel connections.

This research paper by Omid Oliyan Torghabehi presents a novel computational workflow for design, analysis and fabrication of multi-performance reciprocal systems with planar elements.

This thesis by Roland Hudson, is aimed at establishing a detailed understanding of the tasks related to this new specialism and to develop a set of considerations that should be made when undertaking these tasks.

The present research by Luis Quispe and Wilfredo Ulloa applies the Parametric Design (PD) and Generative Design (GD) for the generation of complex structures, through the BIM methodology, being implemented in design phase of a new modern proposal for Pavilion J1 of the National University of Engineering from Perú.

Vasiliki Kondyli, Mehul Bhatt, and Timo Hartmann present a precedent-based parametric design method that integrates people-centred design “precedents” rooted in empirical evidence directly within state of the art parametric design systems.

In this example file you can use Grasshopper 2.0 to create a series of mesh pipes controlled with a point attractor.

This paper by Arturo Lyon and Rodrigo Garcia presents three projects involving the design and fabrication of architectural structures through the use of different parametric software and digital manufacturing methods.

This research by Fay Al Khalifa, looks into the impact of using spatial installation projects on the ability of fourth-year architecture students to understand and recall complex philosophical ideas related to architecture and urbanism.

In this example file you can use Grasshopper 2.0 to create a series of polygon stars in the Z direction and create a lofted surfaces from them.

In this grasshopper example file, you can model a Parametric Platonic space frame strcuture using 3D printed nodes.

The work presented in this paper by B. D’Amico, A. Kermani, H. Zhang, has aimed to facilitate the design of actively bent grid shells, with particular attention on the use of timber.

In this Grasshopper example file you can use the Culebra plugin to generate a series of swarm particles and then use the Dendro plugin to voxelize them.

This paper by John Harding, Will Pearson, Harri Lewis, and Stephen Melville, describes the work of Ramboll Computational Design during the design and construction of the Ongreening Pavilion timber gridshell.

In this grasshopper example, you can create a two layer mechanism with a series of Three-Pointed modules using the Linketix Plugin.

In this grasshopper example file, you can generate a series of 2D pixel art from any planar surface parametrically.

This research by Philippe Charest, André Potvin, Claude Demers, and Sylvain Ménard develops an analytical exercise that identifies achievable levels of timber gridshell complexity aiming to generate recommendations to design more accessible constructive systems.

In this example file you can design a kinetic facade with horizontal and vertical panels using the Lunchbox plugin.

This paper by Thomas Wortmann and Bige Tuncer examines Parametric Design (PD) from the perspective of contemporary architectural practice.

In this grasshopper example file, you can simulate a series of water flow path curves by using the Anemone and Dendro plugins.

In this grasshopper example file, you can generate a series of fractal polygons on the faces of a Platonic solid.

In this grasshopper file you can create a voxelized mesh from series of catenary arcs using the Ngon plugin.

The thesis by Paul Poinet, examines the interdisciplinary concept of Multi‑Scalar Modelling through the scope of the AEC domain’s requirements to improve the existing design workϐlows in industry.

In this grasshopper file you can create a voxelized mesh from series of catenary arcs using the Pufferfish plugin.

In this Grasshopper example file you can use the Lunchbox plugin to model a parabola based pavilion.

In this Grasshopper example file by using the Pufferfish plugin you can design a parametric facade based on a sine wave.

In this grasshopper example file, you can model a freeform pavilion by using the kangaroo2 solver combined with the stripper plugin.