Quantum Memories Algorithmic Design

Quantum Memories

Exhibited on the largest LED screen that NGV has deployed to date, Quantum Memories is Refik Anadol Studio’s epic scale investigation of the intersection between Google AI Quantum Supremacy experiments, machine learning, and aesthetics of probability.

EmDeplo Morphogenesis

EmDeplo Morphogenesis

These thesis by Ana Cocho Bermejo, will argue about the importance of Dynamic Parametric Architecture versus Static Parametric Architecture. Describing the architectonical and the algorithmic context within which the Emergency Deployable System emerged…

Rain Water Catcher

Rain Water Catcher

The “Rain Water Catcher,” by Nuru Karim, Nudes, a design proposal for an iconic tower in San Jose aims to address the global impact of climate change by advocating the need for water conservation towards the reduction of carbon footprint.

The Social Weavers

The Social Weavers

The research presented here by Paul Nicholas, David Stasiuk and Tim Schork, describes the context of open-ended design spaces, and distinguishes between two characteristic modeling approaches…

Fabric of the Living

Fabric of the Living

The Centre Pompidou in Paris opened its doors to two living sculptures, embodying the future forms of spatial intelligence. The exhibition, titled “La Fabrique du vivant” [The Fabric of the Living], featured “H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g” by ecoLogicStudio…

Entwine Art Installation


Entwine, Joshua Teo’s site-specific art installation made entirely out of recycled plastic tiles, is located at the Masjid Jamek Lookout Point. It serves as an open letter to both the authorities and to the public, addressing the city’s waste management predicament.

Wrapping Behaviour

Wrapping Behaviour

This thesis by Janne Keskinen, presents a textbook example of a digital design approach for architecture through the creation and implementation of an algorithmic design tool.

Architectural Robotics

Architectural Robotics

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

Salt Worldwide Interactive Installation

Salt Worldwide

The German Salt Museum in Luneburg updated its exhibition with an interactive installation entitled Salt Worldwide. This media installation concludes the tour through the museum, a former salt mine.

Nonlinear Systems

Nonlinear Systems

The intent of this paper by Jenny E. Sabin and Peter Lloyd Jones, is to jointly investigate fundamental processes in living systems, their potential application in the novel design of responsive surfaces and spatial structures, and their applicability in biomedicine.

Geometry Informs Algorithm

Geometry Informs Algorithm

This paper proposes an extension to an existing algorithmic design framework for the design exploration, analysis, and optimization of facades to support a Textual Programming Language-based approach that handles Visual Input Mechanisms.

Life Lamp

Life Lamp

The aim of this paper is to address a design exploration that combines the use of algorithmic modeling in order to create a design that seeks to express meaning through emotional bonds with people.

Weaving Enclosure

Weaving Enclosure

Weaving Enclosure is an experimental installation developed by ACTLAB in 2014 and a synthesis of a research on the emergent properties of weaving material system in architecture.

Algorithmic Facade Design

Algorithmic Facade

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.

Form Finding of Grid Shells

Form Finding of Grid Shells

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.

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.



Flourishing by James Owen, a study of light, shadow, form, and function. Built on the basic principles of trigonometry and a simple mathematical formula.

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.

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).

Textual Programming for Architecture

Textual Programming

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.

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.

A-BIM: Algorithmic-based Building Information Modelling

Algorithmic-Based BIM

In this thesis, author defines, explores and evaluates A-BIM in the context of architectural design. Through a case study, she compares A-BIM to two other design approaches, namely an algorithmic approach to geometry-based CAD and a manual BIM approach.

Combinatorial Design Non-parametric computational design strategies

Combinatorial Design

This paper by Jose Sanchez outlines a framework and conceptualization of combinatorial design. Combinatorial design is a term coined to describe non-parametric design strategies that focus on the permutation and patterning of discrete units.

Discrete vs. Discretized Growth, Discretized Fabrication of Geometries Generated with Cellular Growth Simulations

Discrete vs. Discretized Growth

This paper by Christoph Klemmt, Igor Pantic, Andrei Gheorghe and Adam Sebestyen, propose a methodology of discretized free-form Cellular Growth algorithms in order to utilize the emerging qualities of growth simulations for architectural design.

Discrete Computaional Methods for Roboic Addiive Manufacturing

Robotic Manufacturing

This paper by Gilles Retsin and Manuel Jiménez García is part of a larger, emerging body of research into large scale 3D Printing. The research attempts to develop a computational design method specifically for large-scale 3D printing of architecture.

PolyBrick 2.0 Bio-Integrative Load Bearing Structures

PolyBrick 2.0

In this paper by integrating specialized expertise across disciplines of architecture, engineering, and material science, authors propose an algorithmic toolset to generate PolyBrick geometries that can be applied to various architectural typologies.

Algorithmic Mathematical Art

Algorithmic Art

Here’s an introduction and survey of Algorithmic Mathematical Art by Xah Lee. Here, he examined the various methods of algorithmic mathematical art, and indicate the states of the art and possibilities.