Topology Optimized Hemispherical Shell

Optimized Shell

This thesis by Grace Melcher considers the design of a topology optimized hemisphere, a hemispherical continuous shell, and a hemispherical grid shell, and compares the structural performance of these three shells under asymmetric loads.

CRAFTING DECISIONS Integrating design, fabrication

Crafting Decisions

In this thesis by Molly Mason, author proposes the integration of robotic fabrication and assembly constraints into the design process to use as drivers for form-finding. The framework for this is created through codifying material processes and assembly logics.

Adjudicating by Algorithm

Adjudicating by Algorithm

The workflow presented in this thesis by Madeleine Johanson introduces data interoperability and interdisciplinary practices to produce informed preliminary design, and therefore better urban outcomes.

Self-Organizational Architecture

Self-Organizational Architecture

This study by Allison Jean Isaacs forms a set of principles, methodologies and tools for structuring a full-scale form-finding inquiry through the self-organization of pattern in nature.  

Algorithmic Facade Design

Algorithmic Facade

This dissertation by Inês Alexandra do Côrro Caetano discusses the development of a framework for the design of facades. This work started with an analysis of a large corpus of contemporary facades, which were classified into different categorical dimensions.

Slender Concrete Shells Fabrication

Slender Concrete Shells

This thesis by Philipp Eisenbach examines the contradiction of the possibility to reduce cross-section dimensions, and the complexity of the discontinued homogeneity arising from segmentation.

Optimization of Doubly-Curved Kirigami

Doubly-Curved Kirigami

This thesis by Michael Ramirez focuses on using optimization to computationally construct doubly-curved configurations of the Spin-Valence pattern logic from input surfaces. To accomplish this, optimization in Rhinoceros v6 and Python v3.7 is used.

Optimization of Patterned Structures

Patterned Structures

This thesis by Diego Alfonso Rivera advances a recent work on the optimization of patterned surface structures used for architecture and structural engineering.

Form Finding of Grid Shells

Form Finding of Grid Shells

In this master thesis by Henrik Green & Daniel Lauri a form finding algorithm for grid shells has been developed.  The algorithm is based on dynamic relaxation with kinetic damping coupled with a structural evaluation by the finite element method.

Changing space and sound: parametric design

Space and Sound

This thesis by Christopher W. Norton examines the potential for parametric design software to create performance based design using acoustic metrics as the design criteria.

Form finding and Size Optimization

Form Finding and Optimization

The purpose for the thesis has been to advance SMART Form by implementing beam elements and explore how bending action can be used in the form finding process, allowing for a compromise between initial geometry and fully form found geometry.

Design Through Digital Making

Design Through Making

This thesis by Niloofar Nikookar examines recent projects where representational and fabrication technology is integrated into the architectural design and production process.

Automated digital fabrication

Automated Digital Fabrication

Detailed within this paper is the development of an alternative fabrication concept that utilises an inexpensive, reusable “pin board” mold that is autonomously set to various CAD derived surface geometries by a 6-axis robotic arm manipulator.

Programmatic Design Methods in Architecture

Programmatic Architecture

In this dissertation, author intends to introduce a design search method that a designer unspecialized in the field of data mining can understand and employ in both the formulation of a design problem and in the exploration of generated solutions.

Textile architecture informed by wind

Informed by Wind

This thesis by Erica Horteborn aims to show that the flexibility of the textile material could be better included in the architectural design, allowing it to adapt to forces, such as the wind, and viewing motion as a positive design feature.

Form and Function through Generative Design

Form and Function

In this thesis by Axel Nordin an approach is suggested that entails developing generative design tools that allow a user to design products with complex forms, while assisting them in ensuring the products’ producibility and function.

Complex Timber Structures

Complex Timber Structures

This thesis by Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska presents methods for designing novel types of timber bar structures arising from new robot-based fabrication and assembly processes.

computational design of prefabricated homes

Prefabricated Homes

This research by Robert Doe makes the case that integrated computational design tools, combined with better strategies for prefabrication, can exploit synergies to improve the quality of homes in Australia.

Timber Structures in a Parametric Environment

Timber Structures

The starting point of this Master’s thesis by LUKAS NORDSTRÖM and AGNES ORSTADIUS is the linear design process of timber production company Martinsons.

Agent Based Architecture

Agent Based Architecture

The aim of this thesis by Ehsan Baharlou is to investigate the generative potential of agent-based systems for integrating material and fabrication characteristics into design processes.

Structure as Architecture

Structure as Architecture

The purpose of this thesis by Louise Pedersen and Jonas Täljsten is to make a connection between architect students and engineers, to find the differences between them and to try to collaborate.

Indoor Visual Comfort

Indoor Visual Comfort

This research proposes optimal daylight performance for the facade of an existing building, which helps designers improve daylight generating optimized design options and understand the relationships between design variables and performance metrics.

Parametric Architecture Performative Responsive

Parametric Architecture

This thesis by Huei-Sheng Yu /Carl demonstrates a design strategy for physical parametric design that embeds knowledge from simulation tools and helps parametric design still keep variations after final model.

parametric modelling and climate-based metrics

Daylight Strategies

The purpose of this research by Shahab Din Rahimzadeh is to assess daylight performance of buildings with climatic responsive envelopes with complex geometry that integrates shading devices in the façade.

Topology-Driven Form-Finding

Topology-Driven Form-Finding

the main focus of this work by Seiichi Suzuki is to develop a comprehensive approach for enabling topologic transformations with real-time physics named topology-driven form-finding.

Kinetic Facades for Enhancing Daylight Performance

Kinetic Facades

In this study by Rana Ahmed Bahaa El-Dabaa, a parametric script is developed for Kinetic facades to enhance daylight performance. Parametric Daylight simulation was performed through Rhino software using plugins Grasshopper and Diva.

Topology Finding of Patterns for Structural Design

Topology of Patterns

The present work by Robin Oval introduces topology finding for efficient search across the topological design space. This thesis builds on three strategies for topology finding of singularities in quad-mesh patterns.

Dynamic Architecture

Dynamic Architecture

The objective of this thesis by Mateus de Sousa van Stralen was to explore possible ways of designing dynamic architectural systems involving both users and their environment in a mutual, continuous, and circular design process.

Parametric Urbanism

Parametric Urbanism

This research by Mohamed Mostafa Ibrahim Mohamed Saleh explores the use of computers in the urban design process and the techniques and mechanisms of the computational approach to the environmental urban morphology.

Generative BIM

Generative BIM

It is the intent of this dissertation by Naim Korqa to study changes in the traditional workflow of the architect in the design process using the generative design approach and also propose new design methods that take advantage of this approach.