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.

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.