Design and Nature

This paper was edited by Berfu Ayhan, is about the use of crystal metaphor traces, a discontinuous emergence at the intersections between humanity- natural history and architectural thought, where nature has been accepted to develop human experience in creating arts.

Computation and Performance

This paper was edited by Rudi Stouffs and Sevil Sariyildiz, aims to investigate the use of building performance simulation tools as a method of informing the design decision of NZEBs.

Digital Fabricators

This exhibition was curated by Michael Stacey, explores the relationship between architecture, manufacturing techniques and digital technology.

Interactive Architecture

This paper by Kas Oosterhuis, is about a pavilion for the world horticultural exhibition Floriade 2002 designed by ONL. The pavilion is a spaceship, a closed autonomous object that landed on the Floriade. Architecturally, there is no distinguishable difference between wall, floor or ceiling.

Digital Materiality

This essay by Nikolas Patsavos and Yannis Zavoleas, present working collaboratively on the role and nature of architecture theory in the discipline of architecture, gathered in Chania in the summer of 2010, in order to focus on the collateral relations between digital/material and depth/surface.

Architecture Research

This article by Ajla Aksamija, John Haymaker and Abbas Aminmansour, explores interdisciplinary approaches that address advanced materials, building technologies, environmental and energy concerns, computational design, automation in construction and design delivery methods.

Innovative Architecture

This thesis by Constantin Spiridonidis and Maria Voyatzaki, present the meaning of innovation in architecture. All architectural development in time is based upon the critical questioning of some aspects of the preexistent and established formal expressions and of their underlying values and principles. There can be no architectural creation without overcoming the existent, without remodeling, reorganizing or reconstructing, to a certain extent, the established; that is to say, there is no architecture without innovation.

Algorithmic Language

Algorithmic Language

This thesis by Sabin -Cristian ȘERBAN, will examine in what manner and to what degree do two specific instances of the concept of language overlap in this digital age of architectural production: the artificial and perfectly logical machine-language, and the language of architectural form.

Lattice Structures

Lattice Structures

This thesis by Elizaveta D Edemskaya, explores the advantages and shortcomings of standardized and non-standardized design and construction techniques relating to architectural double-curvature metal frame constructions through a discussion of some examples from the pre- and post-computational eras.

Digital Biomimicry

This thesis by Neal Panchuk, represents an investigation into biomimicry and includes the development of a design method based on biomimetic principles that is applied to the design of curved building surfaces whose derived integral structure lends itself to ease of manufacture and construction.

Thermal Biomimetic

This thesis by Wael Salah Mansour Abdelrahman, investigates an architectural design Methodology based on a “Modeling–Simulation–Optimization” framework to control the thermal performance of the building envelope.

Solar Optimization

The main aim of this research by Asmaa Gamal Abdellfattah Elsayed Hassan, is to define the effectiveness of both parametric design and Genetic Algorithms approaches for assessing various solar screens’ parameters and to optimize screen configurations that improve both indoor daylight quality and thermal performance while providing minimum energy consumption.

Architectural Robotics

In this thesis by Ardavan Bidgoli, he has investigated the architectural robotics opportunities by reviewing its design space and characteristics in academia and practice.

Computational Design

This thesis by Hauwa Olabisi Yusuf, focuses on the evolving nature and concepts of digital- computational designs and attempts to elucidate the impacts on the architectural design process.

Fabrication City

Fabrication City

The purpose of this thesis by Reguina Chakirova, is to explore the future role of architecture in the fabrication of dwellings and the future shape of the city as it transforms to accommodate autonomy.

Feometry Design

This thesis by Patrik Schumacher, tries to appraise how, in recent years, our discipline’s problem solving capacity has been advanced, and might be further advanced, through the advancement of its geometric resources.

Digital Fabrication

Digital Fabrication

This thesis by David M.Sperling and Pablo C.Herrera, responds to the need to grasp more widely the Latin American digital fabrication context linked to the field of architecture.

Performance-Based Design

Performance-Based Design

This thesis by Carmo Gonçalves Machado Cardoso, intends to develop a combination of parametric design, analysis tools and optimization algorithms in order to find an optimal design solution, based on a specific architectural design as a conceptual basis.


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Adaptive Kinetic Patterns

Adaptive Kinetic Patterns

This thesis by Jamil Majed Jamil Alkhayyat, aims to create a framework that provides strategy for designing adaptive kinetic patterns within the digital modelling phase that implemented by parametric and generative design tools, for making changes in the spatial quality response of the building, in order to enhance environmental performance through daylighting passive design.

Biomimetic Architecture

Biomimetic Architecture

This thesis by Marian Azmy Nessim, s took a new approach in handling the global warming problem by learning from nature or through studying biomimicry and trying to translate it to architectural elements.

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.