In this paper, authors present a study of the generation of branching structures and their application to the development of façade support systems. They investigate two types of branching structures, a recursive bifurcation model and an axial tree.
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.
This paper by Daniel Baerlecken, Matthew Swarts, Russell Gentry and Nixon Wonoto, presents a concept of origami as a form-generator for a structural system that allows deployability for structures with large spans.
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.
This paper by Andrei Gheorghe, Philipp Hornung, Sigurd Reiss and Robert Vierlinger provides insight into a new robotic plastic forming process through the prototypical construction of a full scale structure.
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.
This article by Ajla Aksamija, Todd Snapp, Michael Hodge and Ming Tang discusses a research/teaching collaboration between Perkins+Will and the University of Cincinnati and a unique design studio that was initiated as part of this collaboration.
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.
This paper investigates the potential for combining standard building materials with customised nodes that are individually optimised in response to local load conditions in non- standard, irregular, or doubly curved frame structures.
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.
This paper presents methodology and implementation of parametric architectural design of bricklaying walls fabricated by industrial robotic arm. As a design tool Grasshopper is used, a visual programming editor that runs within the Rhinoceros 3D CAD application.
This thesis by Diego Alfonso Rivera advances a recent work on the optimization of patterned surface structures used for architecture and structural engineering.
This paper by Salma El Ahmar, Antonio Fioravanti and Mohamed Hanafi, attempts to link biological principles with computational design in order to present a design methodology that aids interested architects within the preliminary design phase.
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.
This paper by Irina Miodragovic Vella and Toni Kotnik reassesses stereotomy at its fundamental levels, as a material system based on generative processes that assimilate structure and construction through parameterization.
This paper by Samuel Leder, Ramon Weber, Lauren Vasey, Maria Yablonina and Achim Menges presents Voxelcrete, a discrete, voxel-based, reconfigurable slip formwork system for the creation of non-standard concrete structures.
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.
This paper by Andrea Quartara and Angelo Figliola explores the process of digital materialization through robotic fabrication techniques by presenting three wooden projects.
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.
This paper explains a method used during a workshop for constructing complex-curved geometry with quad edge panels. authors demonstrate that quad-edge mesh data structure can efficiently be used to construct complex large shapes.
This thesis by Niloofar Nikookar examines recent projects where representational and fabrication technology is integrated into the architectural design and production process.
This paper by Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann, elaborates on the concept of production-immanent design for robotic 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.
This paper by Ayşegül Akçay Kavakoğlu examines the tectonics of concrete and fabric through computational design and analog methods. During this examination, fabrigami technique is used to foresee the intuitive act of concrete....
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.
Using an integrated workflow with parametric design, Computational Fluid Dynamic and Fast Fluid Dynamic simulations, structural analysis and optimization, this paper, evaluates the relative suitability of CFD and FFD simulations for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization.
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.
In this paper by Binh Vinh Duc Nguyen, Thanonchai Watlom, Chengzhi Peng and Tsung-Hsien Wang, authors present a digital-physical modelling process that seeks to explore tectonic fusion of origami folding patterns and micro-kinetic movements.
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.
The Nuit Blanche Pavilion is a recent project by Gernot Riether in collaboration with artist Damien Valero. The project takes advantage of an elastic behavior found in high-density elastomers to form a lightweight structure.
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.
the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science concluded a research project on the use of robotic fabrication technologies in architecture and building construction.
This research investigation by Quratulain Asghar and Syed Muhammad Zille Ali Naqvi, carried out in the fourth year architecture design studio, aims to investigate bio-mimicry as a development process, involving it for architectural design.
This paper by Ioanna Symeonidou discusses the methodology, educational process and design outcome of the studio course "Furniture Design with Digital Media: From Design To Production".
Biophilia is the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms.. The biophilic design which is the main focus of this article by Bujar Bajçinovci.
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.
In this paper by Neri Oxman et al. the formation of non-woven fibre structures generated by the Bombyx mori silkworm is explored as a computational approach for shape and material optimization.
The starting point of this Master’s thesis by LUKAS NORDSTRÖM and AGNES ORSTADIUS is the linear design process of timber production company Martinsons.
In this paper, Eike Schling aims at strained gridshells built entirely from straight or circular lamellas of the same radius and with orthogonal nodes. The lamellas are aligned normal to a reference surface, enabling an elastic assembly.
Within the scope of this study, the multiverse of a form(ation) is explained throughly and examplified through snowflake pavilion which is issued to 4th year and graduate students in the scope of an elective studio course.
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.
With this paper, authors illustrate how two low-budget interventions have re-activated a forgotten public space.
This paper by Tobias Schwinn, Oliver David Krieg, Achim Menges, Boyan Mihaylov and Steffen Reichert presents research into computational design processes that integrate not only criteria of physical producibility but also characteristics of design intelligence and performance.
This research by Michela Rossi and Giorgio Buratti aims to apply digital tools to the design of surface structures that maximise the matter efficiency in the development of "solid fabrics'' with parametric controlled geometry.
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.
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.
Authors present a computational method for interactive 3D design and rationalization of surfaces via auxetic materials, i.e., flat flexible material that can stretch uniformly up to a certain extent.
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.
Orbi by ar_grasshopper_collective_thn is a plug-in for Grasshopper that generates patterns parametrically with symmetry groups. Orbi allows to select a symmetry group and define any geometry as the fundamental region of a pattern.
In this research, authors suggest a methodology for designers to get benefit from origami art in their design, depending on four main sections: literature review, the basics of the geometry, computer programs and methods of fabrication.
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.
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.
This paper by Gernot Riether, Andrew Wit and Steven T Putt will show how architects can gain the ability to design tensegrity structures digitally utilizing physics engines that simulate these form finding processes in real time.
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.
This paper by Anastasia Koltsova, Bige Tunçer and Gerhard Schmitt, presents a visibility analysis tool for 3D urban environments and its possible applications for urban design practice.
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.
An overview is provided in this article by Kacper Radziszewski & Jan Cudzik of the present teaching programme, concerning parametric design, in the Faculty of Architecture at Gdańsk University of Technology (FA-GUT), Gdańsk, Poland.
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.
This study by Fay Al Khalifa investigates using a spatial installation project on the ability of fourth-year architecture students to understand and recall complex philosophical ideas related to architecture and 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.