Armadillo Parametric Pavilion

Armadillo Pavilion

The “Armadillo” pavilion is the result of a commission made to the students of the subject of Parametric Architecture and Digital Manufacturing , at the School of Architecture of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU).

FLOTSAM & JETSAM 3d printed pavilion


These large-scale pavilions form an immersive entry environment to the 2016 Design Miami Exhibition. After SHoP Architects was awarded the 2016 Design Miami Visionary Award with an invitation to design the entry, the firm quickly reached out to Branch Technology

Additive Formwork

Additive Formwork

Additive Formwork by Brian Peters, explores the potential and advantages of 3D printed, flexible formwork for precast concrete architectural applications.

Lignum Pavilion

Lignum Pavilion

Designed by Frei+ Saarinen Architekten, the aim of the Lignum Pavilion is to inform the public about the possibilities of wood applications in the construction field.

Flexible Wood

Flexible Wood

dukta semi-finished boards are based on a patented process for making wood and wood-based materials flexible. The boards can be cut on one or both sides and are very pliable and transparent, allowing a great deal of freedom in designing. 



Porosity by Digital Design Center presents a research into the integrated design and fabrication approach of porous surfaces in architecture. The structure is fabricated out of foamed polystyrene by removing portions of its volume. 

Waffle Bowl Grasshopper3d Tutorial Digital Fabrication

6- Waffle Bowl

In this ParaCourse lesson we are going to model a waffle bowl from scratch. first we are going to model a parametric surface and then use perpendicular planes to intersect and extract the main curves.

Topology optimization and digital assembly of advanced space-frame structures

Topology Optimization

This paper by Asbjørn Søndergaard, Oded Amir and Michael Knauss presents a novel method for the integrated design, optimization and fabrication of space-frame structures in an autonomous, digital process.

Triple S 3D Printing Fuses Thai Craftsmanship to Create Habitable Concrete Structures

Triple S

‘Triple S’ –developed in 2017– is based on traditional Thai craftsmanship to generate Surface, Structure, and Shelter in a single process; its specific artisanal form creating beautiful framework for structural purposes, easily building living spaces.

Uiliuili Bench

Uiliuili Bench

Architect Piotr Zuraw has designed a bench named uiliuili, as part of the Wroclaw City Furniture Project. The bench was constructed by the University of Wroclaw in Poland. 

The Anatomy of the Hand

The Anatomy of the Hand

Make a fashion accessory out of leather. This was the brief for the “Craft the Leather” competition that motivated Renee Verhoeven to create her series “The Anatomy of the Hand”.

Brick Pattern Generator

Brick Pattern Generator

This paper proposes a framework for automated brickwork using a machine learning model based on image-to-image translation (Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks).

On the Brink

On the Brink

On the Brink exhibition was shown at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and presented a digitally generated and fabricated wall consisting of wooden bricks.

Architectural Experiments

Architectural Experiments

This paper by Aleksandru Vuja, Milan Lečić and Vesna-Mila Čolić-Damjanović examines some of the recent developments in the architectural design through analysis of selected architectural projects and their models.

Concrete Continuum: Concept, Calculus, & Construction Connected Through Parametric Representation

Concrete Continuum

This paper by Tristan Al-­Haddad, Keyan Rahimzadeh and Jill Fredrickson outlines a custom-built suite of scripts that automate the processes of reinforced concrete design and is directly linked to the parametric design model of the architect.

Teaching Design by Coding in Architecture Undergraduate Education

Coding in Architecture

In this study by Asli Agirbas an elective undergraduate course is considered in the context of design and to yield a versatile thinking strategy while learning the language of visual programming.

CREASE Synchronized Gait Through Folded Geometry


This research by Olga Mesa et al. continues to investigate the link between kinematics and pop-up origami structures in robotics. The objective was to design a robot that exhibited efficient and controlled locomotion minimizing number of motors.

3D Printed Whorl Lamps

Whorl Lamps

Whorl Lamps by Andrew Kudless, Matsys design studio are composed of three interconnected layers of 3D-printed nylon. The thinness of the material allows light to transmit through it while the curved geometry adds stiffness.

Triangle Pavilion Parametric Design Laser cutting fabrication

Triangle Pavilion

The Triangle pavilion by Bojan Tepavčević and Dejan Mitov, Digital Design Center, FTN, University of Novi Sad, combines tessellation design logic with friction fit connection system that does not need glue or mechanical fasteners.

Robotic Fabrication of Foam Shell Structures

Foam Shell Structures

This research by Marko Jovanovic et al. proposed an alternative approach based on implementation of expanded polystyrene (EPS), a non-standard material for shells, in the process of industrial robot fabrication that enables fast and precise cutting.

Plywood Pavilion Parametric Design with grasshopper3d and digital fabrication

Plywood Pavilion

A 3019 piece non-hierarchical surface structure extends in three parts through the atrium of the architecture school at University of Nottingham, shaping the spatial configuration of the 2014 Graduate Exhibition.

Potentials of robotic fabrication in wood construction: elastically bent timber sheets with robotically fabricated finger joints

Robotic Fabrication in Wood

This paper by Oliver David Krieg and Achim Menges presents current research into architectural potentials of robotic fabrication in wood construction based on elastically bent timber sheets with robotically fabricated finger joints.

3D Printed Berkeley-Rupp Prize

Berkeley-Rupp Prize

Emerging Objects designed the physical representation of Berkeley—Rupp Prize for Architecture. It is a 3d object fabricated under the new paradigm of additive manufacturing to represent a new worldview about the role of architects in society.

Print in Wood

Print in Wood

Tokyo’s Kabuku Inc. has released a new, wood-like 3D printing material at their Rinkak Marketplace. This wood like material is made from wood chips and features a warm appearance, but requires that 3D models be built with added thickness.

Exoskeleton Pavilion Parametric Design Digital Fabrication


The structural design of ‘Exoskeleton’, a pavilion exploring the possibilities of computer-aided manufacturing in prototyping, is a proposal by students of University of Ghent that addresses full-scale construction with limited resources.

Centennial Chromagraph Data Spatialization and Computational Craft

Centennial Chromagraph

This paper by Adam Marcus describes the design, fabrication, and assembly process of Centennial Chromagraph: a large-scale installation recently constructed for the centennial anniversary of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture.

80Hz interactive sound pavilion


Thomas Wing-Evans has created an interactive sound pavilion in collaboration with the DX Lab for the State Library of New South Wales in Australia, which takes paintings from the library’s collection and turns them into music.

3D Printed Prosthetics

3D Printed Prosthetics

William Root, a recent graduate from Pratt Institute in New York City, has developed a system to 3D print super-lightweight prosthetic legs with stealth styling. Called Exo, Root’s prosthetic concept combines his interests in aesthetics and biomechatronics.

Robotic Fabrication Of Acoustic Brick Walls

Acoustic Brick Walls

The paper by Maximilian Vomhof, Lauren Vasey, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, Stefan Bräuer, Kurt Eggenschwiler and Jürgen Strauss presents research on a robotically fabricated acoustic wall system, “Acoustic Brick Wall”.

Shading With Folded Surfaces Designing with material, visual and digital considerations

Folded Shadings

This paper by Nancy Yen-wen Cheng describes the design of origami-inspired window shades, part of the Shaping Light project that explores how adjustable surface structures can modulate light levels and heat gain in response to the changing seasons.