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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 grasshopper example by Petras Vestartas is useful for someone who wants to start studying reciprocal patterns.

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.

This paper by Manuel Kretzer questions the current use of materials in architecture, which furthers the preference of surface and form over inherent material properties. It then investigates recent advancements towards the notion of a Digital Materiality.

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.

The use of certain quadratic surface theorems has mainly been associated in architecture with the design of classical vaults, domes and piping. The work presented here is intended to explore the potential of these theorems

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.

In this paper by Sabri Gokmen a morphogenetic approach will be introduced that looks at Goethean morphology and leaf venation patterns.

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.

In this article by Heike Matcha, Ante Ljubas and Harun Gueldemet, authors present and discuss an exploration of the possibilities and properties of 3D printing with a printing space of 1 cubic meter, and how those can be integrated into architectural education.

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).

In this paper by Hülya Oral and Gülen Çağdaş, the changes on the bodies of color and form changing living organisms are implemented to the building envelope as a dynamic process of adapting to the environment in terms of interaction.

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.

In this article by Maria João Sammer and António Leitão, Authors discuss, explore, and implement Visual Input Mechanisms (VIMs) in Khepri, a new textual programming tool for architecture.

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.

In this paper by Chi-Li Cheng and June-Hao Hou, authors attempt to develop a construction process which is suitable for all-terrain construction robot in the future. This construction process is inspired by beavers' construction.

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

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. 

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.

Minimal Surface Creator by Cerver is a grasshopper plugin that generates minimal surfaces from boundary curves or do a minimal relaxation on a mesh.

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.

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.

Rooster by forest hell is a plugin useful for extracting curves from images; a process commonly known as Vectorization of an image.  The Rooster component is present under the ‘Params’ tab in the ‘Utils’ sub-category.

This work by Isak Worre Foged and Mads Brath Jensen develops, implements and tests a method and model for the distribution of material in relation to thermal performances through robot based extrusion of concrete.

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.

In this research by Shani Sharif, Varun Agrawal and Larry Sweet, authors present a system to allow designers to adaptively control an industrial robot from within a 3D modeling environment, for the purpose of real time feedback.

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.

This paper by Alireza Borhani and Negar Kalantar is part of a body of research developing an exploratory dialogue between the built form and the environment, via experimentation with performative geometry and material.

Mesh Mirror Cut a plugin by Michael Pryor which now is a part of Pufferfish, is inspired by Autodesk Maya's Mirror Cut tool, which is great for creating symmetry.

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