Granular Matter

Granular Matter

This thesis by Calvin Fung, through a series of experiments and design explorations, revealed how granular material can become a useful model for thinking, creating, and practicing architecture.

Free-Form Patterning

This thesis by Diego Fernando Andrade, presents research in a new computational framework for the automatic generation of geometric feature patterns for industrial design and architectural facades on free-form surfaces.

Design as Second Nature

Design as 2nd Nature

This thesis by Patrick Schumacher, presents research in suggestive pointer or shorthand for decisive featuresthat characterize the essential innovation of the work of Zaha Hadid Architecture and indeed parametricism in general.

Geometric Ornamental Design

This graduation thesis by Craig S. Kaplan, presents research in the area of computer-generated geometric art and ornament. Throughout, It shows how modern mathematics, algorithms, and
Technology can be applied to the study of these ornamental styles.

swarm intelligence agent based modeling

Swarm Intelligence (Agent Based Modeling)

This graduation thesis by Mohd Syafiq Azmy introduces the definition of the swarm, theory of swarm intelligence, and presents an example of case studies on how a swarm can generate specific architectural typologies.

Tutorial on Generative Modeling

Tutorial on Generative Modeling

This graduation thesis by Ulrich Krispel, Christoph Schinko, and Torsten Ullrich, introduces the concepts and techniques of generative modeling. Generative modeling has been developed to generate highly complex objects based on a set of formal construction rules.

3D Printing Concrete

3D Printing Concrete

This graduation thesis by R.J.M. Wolfs, aims to contribute to the foundations of research on the (structural) behaviour of the to-be-printed shapes and materials by designing a method to study 3D concrete printing technique.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

The advent of AI in Architecture is still in its early days but offers promising results. This thesis by Stanislas Chaillou, proposes to evidence this promise when applied to the built environment. Specifically, author offers to apply AI to floor plans analysis and generation.

Masonry screen walls optimization

Masonry Walls

This project by Elena Vazquez, proposes a digital framework for optimizing the environmental performance of masonry screen walls through shape configuration. The development of the proposed “smart” low-tech framework relies on several computational design methods.

Spatial Wire Cutting

Spatial Wire Cutting

This thesis by Romana Rust, develops around a multi-robotic hot-wire cutting technique, that allows to significantly expand the set of possible hot-wire cutting geometries. This technique modulates the curvature of the hot-wire…

Islamic Pattern Topologies

Islamic Pattern

This thesis by Noor K. Khouri, examines Islamic pattern through a parametric, performance-driven framework in the context of conceptual design, when many alternatives are being considered. Form finding is conducted via the force density method…

EmDeplo Morphogenesis

EmDeplo Morphogenesis

These thesis by Ana Cocho Bermejo, will argue about the importance of Dynamic Parametric Architecture versus Static Parametric Architecture. Describing the architectonical and the algorithmic context within which the Emergency Deployable System emerged…

Robotic Fabrication Simulation

Robotic Fabrication

This thesis by Augusto Gandia, investigates computational design methods to tackle two of the most relevant challenges of robotically assembling spatial structures, which include the generation of collision-free robot paths and the handling of tolerance build-up.

Biomimicry in Architecture

Biomimicry in Architecture

This thesis by Satu Niemi, provides one definition and interpretation of biomimicry and a review on how biomimicry could be used in architecture. This is done through a literary study and the analysis of chosen case examples.

Programmable Folding

Programmable Folding

The aim of this thesis by Annie Locke Scherer, is to create parametrically-derived folding patterns that approximate irregular, doubly-curved surfaces when assembled. This thesis investigates the relatively unexplored world of origami: kirigami.

Gyroid Mullion

Gyroid Mullion

The thesis explores various aspects of the application that extend from a rapid modeling method of gyroid structure, experiments, and simulations along with theoretical values for mechanical and thermal properties of gyroid, to topology optimization…

Building Performance Simulation

Building Performance

In this research by Ehsan Bazafkan, Ladybug and Honeybee, two building performance simulation plugins for Grasshopper, were used within the context of scenarios that mimic real-world architectural design problems. The application of the plugins was analysed.

Parametric Design Software

Parametric Design Software

With this Master Thesis by Thomas Stephan Dirk Dührsen, author is showing how the power and benefits of reusable and interchangeable logic and algorithms can be applied to the workflow of designing membrane structures.

Construction 3D Printing

Construction 3D Printing

In this thesis, the central proposition is that further detailed architectural exploration, focused on design for construction 3D printing combined with off-site fabrication methods and digital design tools, is necessary to tease out the potentials…

Structural Acoustic Optimization

Structural Acoustic Optimization

This thesis by Jonathan Michael Broyles, performs an investigation of structural and acoustic behavior for shaped concrete slabs with curved, non-standard geometry. Nine unique geometric variables were used to define and shape concrete slabs.

Sustainable Digital Fabrication

Sustainable Fabrication

The aim of this doctoral thesis by Isolda Agusti Juan, is to identify the sustainability risks and opportunities associated with the implementation of digital fabrication in construction.

Naturally Inspired Design

Naturally Inspired Design

The aim of this thesis by Azadeh Rabbani Rankouhi, is the systemization of biomimicry application in the field of architecture. The methods utilized herein rely on the analysis of successful samples of biomimicry in other fields.

Interactive Phototherapy

Interactive Phototherapy

This thesis by Phillip Hampton Ewing, Jr., proposes both a physical platform and analytical model for implementing phototherapy in the context of architectural space and dynamic user behavior.

Optimization for Digital Fabrication

Optimization for Digital Fabrication

This thesis by Yvonne Rebecca Stürz, deals with two main aspects of digital fabrication: Firstly, the automation of complex construction tasks through efficient distributed control of multi-robot systems, and secondly…

Daylighting in Density

Daylighting in Density

This research by Sumaiya Mehjabeen, presents an analysis of daylighting ingress relating to urban street canyon configurations of high-rise residential buildings in the dense urban context of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bio-Form Mimicry in Architectural Design

Bio-Form Mimicry

This thesis investigates biomimicry in architecture for the purpose of functionality rather than morphology, to achieve biomimetic building systems that provide improved building behaviour efficiency.