Digital fabrication phasing for monolithic shells

Monolithic Shells

This paper by Stephanie CHALTIEL and Maite BRAVO exposes the process for the implementation of new digital and physical methods for monolithic  shells design  and construction  using digital  fabrication  techniques  combined  with enjoyable manual craft.

Parametric Models of Facade Designs of High-Rise Residential Buildings

Parametric Facades

This research by Yuchen Sharon Sung and Yingjui Tseng involves a study of skins of high-rise residential buildings using the methodology of shape grammar to find out the rules which determine the combinations of the facade patterns and to analyze the patterns’ parameters using software Grasshopper.

Kinetic Origami Surfaces From Simulation to Fabrication

Kinetic Origami

This article by Filipa Osório, Alexandra Paio and Sancho Oliveira describes the current state of an ongoing research that proposes the use of kinetic Rigid Origami foldable surfaces to be used as roofs for spaces with big spans and the practical contribution that the Design Studio Surfaces INPLAY has brought to it.

Performative Parametric Design of Radiation Responsive Screens

Performative Design

This study by Henry Marroquin, Mate Thitisawat and Emmanouil Vermisso addresses the need for flexible design method identified in today’s architectural practice. Different workflows for coupling the parametric design with simulations of heat flow and radiation are examined.

Parametric Urban Patterns Exploring and integrating graph-based spatial properties in parametric urban modelling

Parametric Urban Patterns

This article by Martin Bielik, Sven Schneider and Reinhard König presents a graph-based spatial analysis toolset which authors have recently developed as an extension of the visual scripting language Grasshopper3D for Rhino.

POP-OP:A Shape Memory-Based Morphing Wall

Morphing Wall

This project by Gabriel Esquivel, Dylan Weiser, Darren J Hartl and Daniel Whitten was inspired by Op Art, a twentieth century art movement and style in which artists sought to create an impression of movement on an image surface by means of an optical illusion.

Transformable structures in architectural engineering

Transformable Structures

This paper by N. De Temmerman, L. Alegria Mira, A. Vergauwen, H. Hendrickx & W. P. De Wilde explores the possibilities of transformable structures in architectural and structural engineering.

PolyBrick H2.0 Internal Bone-based Hydraulics in Bricks Through Controlled Water Flow From Micro-texturing and Surface Chemistry

PolyBrick H2.0

This project by Viola Zhang, William Qian and Jenny Sabin emerged from collaborative trans-disciplinary research between architecture, engineering, biology, and materials science to generate novel applications in micro-scale 3D printed ceramics.

Architectural and Structural Design of Free- form Structures – Case Study

Freeform Structures

This article by K. Károlyfi, G. László, F. Papp and R. Bükkösi, describes the conceptual design process of an equestrian centre, presenting the covered stadium of the building complex in detail, designed it as a free-form, wide-span steel structure.

Parametric Design and Daylighting: A Literature Review

Parametric Daylighting

This paper by Ahmad Eltaweel and Yuehong SU presents a literature review on parametric design in architecture practice and put a focus on its applications in daylighting and solar radiation, which can have an essential impact on energy saving.

From digital design to physical model Origami techniques applied to dynamic paneling shapes for acoustic performance control

Digital Design

The aim of this research is to present a prototype of an adaptive structure, with an acoustic application, to control sound quality and perception in spaces where this has a central role, such as theatres or concert halls.

Deceptive Landscape Installation Algorithmic patterning strategies for a small pavilion

Deceptive Installation

This paper by Asterios Agkathidis and Tuba Kocaturk reflects a collaborative, research led design project, aiming to explore the potentials offered by incorporating parametric / generative tools and performative lighting simulation software.

A proposal for the use of fractal geometry algorithmically in tiling design

Fractal Geometry

Fractal geometry formation, which is focused on this study by Asli Agirbas, is a system seen in nature. A model based on fractal growth principle was proposed for tile design.

Kinetic Architecture Reinterpreting Persian Mathematics and Astronomy

Kinetic Architecture

In this essay by Parinaz Mansourimajoumerd and Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, studies are about using kinetic design and fabrication method in one project despite ordinary ways regard to the two main points…

Thinking difference: Theories and models of parametric design thinking

Parametric Design Thinking

The paper by Rivka Oxman examines the uniqueness of seminal parametric design concepts, and their impact on models of parametric design thinking (PDT).

Hangzhou Tennis Center Parametric Design

Hangzhou Tennis Center

This paper by Nathan Miller will provide a detailed overview of the parametric methodologies which were integral to the design and development of the Hangzhou Tennis Center.

Computational Design Thinking

Computational Design Thinking

This paper presents how advancements in technology and computation may change the process of design. Intelligent Design Systems are introduced as a successful example of teaching “Computational Methods” by Dr. Arash Soleimani.

Additive Formwork

Additive Formwork

Additive Formwork by Brian Peters, explores the potential and advantages of 3D printed, flexible formwork for precast concrete architectural applications.

A New Approach to Modeling Frit Patterns for Daylight Simulation

Modeling Frit Patterns

This paper by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari and Anne Waelkens introduces a custom workflow for modeling frit patterns for daylight simulation on buildings, which streamlines quantitative and qualitative daylight analysis.

Optimizing Creatively in Multi-Objective Optimization

Optimizing Creatively

This research by Yassin Ashour and Branko Kolarevic outlines a creative optimization workflow using a Multi-Objective Optimization engine called Octopus that runs within Grasshopper3D and simulation software DIVA for daylight factor analysis.

Digital Design Ecology An Analysis for an Intricate Framework of Architectural Design

Digital Design Ecology

This paper by Jessie Rogers and Marc Aurel Schnabel evaluates, along with expert assessment, the novel, evolving and creative instruments employed for a digital design process. Applications within this paper derive outputs which are attention-grabbing.

Tangible Grasshopper A method to combine physical models with generative, parametric tools

Tangible Grasshopper

In this paper by Boris Plotnikov, Gerhard Schubert and Frank Petzold, A design platform has been developed which supports a seamless connection between freely shaped physical models, GIS data and Grasshopper3D. 

Deployable Structures

Deployable Structures

In this paper by Andrea E. Del Grosso and Paolo Basso, the behavior and purpose of deployable structures are considered to be quite specific, focusing on the change of shape, which is usually obtained by a single degree of freedom transformation.

Topology optimization and digital assembly of advanced space-frame structures

Topology Optimization

This paper by Asbjørn Søndergaard, Oded Amir and Michael Knauss presents a novel method for the integrated design, optimization and fabrication of space-frame structures in an autonomous, digital process.

Building Skin Intelligence

Building Skin Intelligence

The research presents a methodology and tool development which delineates a performance-based design integration to address the design, simulation, and proving of an intelligent building skin design and its impact on daylighting performance.

Adaptive Envelopes

Adaptive Envelopes

The paper by Marta Barozzi et al. presents an overview of adaptable envelopes and shading systems applied in contemporary architecture; it offers a study of different design approaches and a brief analysis of exemplifying case studies.

Brick Pattern Generator

Brick Pattern Generator

This paper proposes a framework for automated brickwork using a machine learning model based on image-to-image translation (Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks).

Shape Grammars

Shape Grammars

In this research it is of special concern to encapsulate Garifuna vernacular architecture by means of shape grammars. The research provides a clear documentation of the grammars implemented in Grasshopper.

Biomimetic Geometry

Biomimetic Geometry

This paper by Aleksandar Čučaković, Biljana Jović and Mirjana Komnenov provides an initial exploration of natural forms streamed into geometric patterns, providing a basis for further research that may find use in generative architectural design.

Architectural Experiments

Architectural Experiments

This paper by Aleksandru Vuja, Milan Lečić and Vesna-Mila Čolić-Damjanović examines some of the recent developments in the architectural design through analysis of selected architectural projects and their models.