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.

design of noise barrier

Noise Barrier

The objective of the thesis by Jawad Mohamad is to achieve fast modeling and algorithmic automation solutions which provide engineers with a strong and efficient tool to experiment with different solutions of complex noise barriers.

Performative Building Elements

Building Elements

This thesis by Michael Patrick Makris, describes the development, testing, and findings of a Rhino-Grasshopper toolset developed to encourage real-time parametric design form experimentation through immediate integrated structural analysis feedback.

Algorithmic-Aided Building Information Modeling

Algorithmic-Aided BIM

This study by Harri Humppi examines a new approach to Computer-Aided Design (CAD). In this study, this new approach is called Algorithm-Aided Building Information Modeling (AAB).

Interactive Design Process Based on Augmented Intelligence

Augmented Intelligence

In this thesis by Chin-Yi Cheng, author proposes a framework and a toolkit for designers to interact with Al algorithms. Following this framework, designers with moderate programming ability should be able to embed Al algorithms into their design.

Parametric Structural Analysis and Optimization

Structural Optimization

This research by Nixon Wonoto examines the implementation of structural optimization in the architectural schematic design phase; investigate the accessibility and usability of existing architectural structural optimization tools.

Optimization of the Environmental Performance of Facades

Optimization of Facades

In this thesis by Mahmoud Islam Abdelhay Gadelhak a simplified framework and design decision support tool was developed to aid designers and architects in the domain of multidimensional optimization of building facades

Interactive Evolutionary Exploration and Parametric Structural Design

Parametric Structure

This research by Renaud Aleis Pierre Emile Danhaive combines interactive evolutionary optimization and parametric modeling to develop a new computational strategy for creative and high-performance conceptual structural design. 

Parametric Design of Connections for Timber Gridshell Structures

Digital Workflow

This study by Helle Stam Faugstad and Øyvind Sunnvoll Rognes focuses on developing connections in timber gridshells. With a flexible digital workflow, the user can automatically generate structurally valid gridshell connections.

Algorithmic Craft

Algorithmic Craft

This thesis by Jennifer Jacobs describes her work in developing a set of software tools that attempt to make the practice of algorithmic craft accessible for novice programmers.

Smart Passive Building

Smart Passive Building

This research by Tessa Rouwenhorst is aiming to extend the period in which the passive systems are used within the building management system in order to minimize  the energy  consumption while improving the comfort conditions.

Adaptive Façades An Integrated Algorithmic Approach

Adaptive Facades

The presented research by Helena Luísa Freitas Martinho aims to develop a unified AD and analysis workflow for the energy performance assessment of adaptive façades.

structural design of footbridges using parametric modelling

Design of Footbridges

The thesis by Herman Enger Aas and Kristian Mathias Eick uses parametric design software tools to investigate relevant structural aspects to be used for development of a conceptual design phase of a footbridge.

Transformable Structures and their Architectural Application

Transformable Structures

The main aim of this thesis by Sam Bouten is to provide insight in the design of transformable structures on an architectural scale.

Design and Analysis of Spatial Configurations


This dissertation by Pirouz Nourian reports a PhD research on mathematical-computational models, methods, and techniques for analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of spatial configurations in architecture and urban design.

The Structure of L-System


This project by Po-Hung Chiu is a study of a methodology for the parametric design and fabrication of the bionic structure.

Permeation among Architecture


Retrospects on the original purpose of architecture, despite all those form-versus-function disputations, clarify us that the simple essence of a building is just to satisfy the basic human need, for us to fullfill our daily activities.


Folded Surfaces

Both in the field of design and architecture origami is often taken as a reference for its kinetic proprieties and its elegant appearance. Dynamic facades, fast deployment structures, temporary shelters, portable furniture, retractile roofs…

A Novel Concept for Airport Terminal Design Integrating Flexibility

Airport Design

The current research by Sarah N. Shuchi proposes a design framework to develop flexible layouts of departure areas in an international airport. A flexible design framework for airport terminals has been developed based on a number of hypotheses.

Form Finding of Arches in Tensile Structures

Form Finding of Arches

In this thesis by Giorgio Piscitelli, a new form-finding method is developed for system combining arches, membranes, cables, ties and struts. First the whole mathematical theory is elaborated then digital tools are created in the Grasshopper.

Collaborative Architecture

Collaborative Architecture

This thesis by Paul Poinet is an attempt to enhance collaborative practices in architecture, engineering and construction through Multi‑Scalar Modelling Methodologies. The thesis examines the interdisciplinary concept of Multi‑Scalar Modelling through the scope of the AEC domain.

Generative Design for Building Information Modeling

Generative Design for BIM

This thesis by Guilherme Henrique Aciaioli de Sousa Barreto proposes a solution that allows the exploration of GD using the BIM paradigm, taking full advantage of its capabilities. The solution is an extension of Rosetta, a GD environment.

Intelligent building skins: Parametric-based algorithm for kinetic facades design and daylighting performance integration

Intelligent Building Skins

This thesis by Mohamed Mansour El Sheikh presents the initial experiment, in which the external skin actuates to optimize daylight-deflection, maintaining a desirable luminous indoor environment.



This study by AMAL ELSHTWEİ is an attempt to link the two emerging sciences; Biomimicry and computational design, by exploring their potential in developing a more ideal architecture: “Morphogenesis.”

Designed Parameters: Advancing Parametric Software in the Architectural Design Process

Designed Parameters

This thesis by Thomas Le Comte seeks to explore parametric design through its implementation within a group design project to decipher how a parametric process grounded in an understanding of digital fabrication can inform architectural space.

An Architectural Implementation of Topology Optimization

Topology Optimization

This thesis by Soo Jung Woo explores the use of Topology Optimization in architectural design by implementing a Bidirectional Evolutionary Structural Optimization type TO script as a guide to create a composition of discrete members with complex geometries.