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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.

GRay by Friedrich Söllner is a Parametric Material Generator for the Rhino Render Plugin V-Ray, with a flexible and easy to use interface for single renderings as well as animation.

This paper by John Harding investigates an interactive evolution of visual programs currently used in popular parametric modelling software.

Animation is a lightweight plug-in by dbddqy that helps designers to make better animations with less effort.

This paper by Sebastian Białkowski and Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak discusses teaching parametric design as a supportive method of introducing design logic. Two case studies have been described, analysed and concluded.

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.

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

This study by Mads Brath Mads Brath and Avishek Das investigates the technological and methodological challenges in establishing an indeterministic approach to robotic fabrication that allows for a collaborative and creative design/fabrication process.

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.

The aim of this paper by Parag Sarwate and Akshay Patil is to understand and explore the application of generative modeling based on biomimicry principles to architectural design.

This study by William Suyoto, Aswin Indraprastha and Heru W. Purbo offers discrete method in parametric design to solve problems during design process (programming, site planning, massing, structure planning, and facade planning).

A ‚QuadEdgeDataStructure‘ is used to represent a n-gonal Mesh without making any difference between primal and dual elements. The (relativ) dual-graph is holded in a valid state during any topological operation.

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...

The goal of this research by Florian Chéraud is to introduce, within the Grasshopper environment, a tensile parameter, the Young Modulus, into the Kangaroo model.

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.

In this grasshopper definition by Martyn Hogg,  you can model a weaving basket. You can select number of weaves in X or Y directions for a flat surface. Similarly, U and V divisions on a curved surface. It also works on a loft through curves.

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.

In this grasshopper definition by Laurent DELRIEU you can model a symetric loxodrome on a sphere. It simply can be done in any revolution object. Laurent used equations from a wikipedia page.

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.

In this grasshopper definition by Junichiro Horikawa you can model an undulant portrait using Image Sampler.

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.

Hermit Crab by jim.peraino for Grasshopper is a tool that analyzes floorplans to find zones that aren’t conducive to social distancing -- areas like aisles or workstations.

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 grasshopper example by Tuğrul Yazar is a Cycloid-like family of curves, generated by its classical description: a rolling circle. There's no need to roll the circle but divide its path, utilizing data lists to simply rotate and evaluate it.

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."

Dome by Ehsan samadi creates a frame dome by designing a profile curve in xy plan. You can edit the curve and the dome will update. This component is in the user menu.