Performative Building Elements

Building Elements

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.

Parametric Structural Analysis and Optimization

Structural Optimization

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.

Optimization of the Environmental Performance of Facades

Optimization of Facades

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

Interactive Evolutionary Exploration and Parametric Structural Design

Parametric Structure

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. 

Smart Passive Building

Smart Passive Building

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.

Intelligent building skins: Parametric-based algorithm for kinetic facades design and daylighting performance integration

Intelligent Building Skins

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.

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Shell Structure

In this grasshopper definition by using the 3D graphic static plugin you can model an optimized structure.

An Architectural Implementation of Topology Optimization

Topology Optimization

This thesis by Soo Jung Woo explores the use of Topology Optimization in architectural design by implementing a Bidirectional Evolutionary Structural Optimization type TO script as a guide to create a composition of discrete members with complex geometries. 

The Digital Workflow of Parametric Structural Design Developing Grid Shells in a Nordic Climate

Parametric Structural Design

In this thesis by Åshild Huseby and Marie Eliassen , the objective is to come up with a parametric design procedure for a timber grid shell where the structure was robust enough to handle the asymmetric pressure from climate induced loads.

High energy efficient building envelope design with integrated workflow in multidisciplinary performance criteria

Efficient Building Envelope

This research by Dong Kyu Lee demonstrates a practical method for low environmental impact and high energy efficient building façade system under interconnected workflow between architecture design and environmental performance modeling.

Performance-based form-finding and material distribution of free form roof structures

Free Form Structures

The purpose of the current research project by Stavroula Schoina is to propose a design process, based on performance-based design, in order to optimise the shape and distribute the material of free form roof structures.

Daylight Optimization A Parametric Study of Urban Façades Design

Daylight Optimization

This paper by Mohammed Ayoub and Magdi Wissa aims to investigate techniques to mitigate the under-lit indoor environment for a group of buildings with variable heights and orientations, with regard to the urban façades parameters.

Visual analytics for generative design exploration

Visual Analytics

This thesis by J. van Kastel proposes a visual analytics system that visualizes design geometries and performances of a large data set of design alternatives in a highly interactive data environment.

tOpos Grasshopper3d Plugin for Optimization

tOpos

tOpos by archiseb is a 3D Topology Optimisation plugin which is using GPU for computation acceleration. It is based on CUDA technology provided by NVIDIA.

Octopus Grasshopper3d Plugin for Optimization

Octopus

Octopus by Robert Vierlinger was originally made for Multi-Objective Evolutionary Optimization. It allows the search for many goals at once, producing a range of optimized trade-off solutions between the extremes of each goal.

Optimizing Creatively in Multi-Objective Optimization

Optimizing Creatively

This research by Yassin Ashour and Branko Kolarevic outlines a creative optimization workflow using a Multi-Objective Optimization engine called Octopus that runs within Grasshopper3D and simulation software DIVA for daylight factor analysis.

Optimize Wall Covering Grasshopper Galapagos Tutorial

7- Wall Covering

In this ParaCourse lesson we are going to cover a wall with a series of modules. First we are going to use a polyline as the base of the wall and then optimize it by using Galapagos. Galapagos will find the best size for the modules and how many we need for each wall.

Remembrane: A Shape Changing Adaptive Structure

Remembrane

This paper by Ji Won Jun et al. presents a research on adaptive kinetic structures using shape memory alloys as actuators. The target of the research is designing and building an efficient kinetic structural system that could be applied at an architectural scale.

lightweight conical components for rotational parabolic domes

Parabolic Domes

Although initially intended for academic purposes, this paper by Roberto Narváez-Rodríguez and José Antonio Barrera-Vera was finally led towards the development of hollow lightweight conical components to materialise rotational parabolic domes.

Pre-Rationalized Parametric Designing of Roof Shells Formed by Repetitive Modules of Catalan Surfaces

Parametric Roof Shells

The aim of this study by Jolanta Dzwierzynska and Aleksandra Prokopska is to develop an original, methodical and practical approach to the early stages of parametric design of roof shells formed by repetitive modules of Catalan surfaces.

Building Skins parametric design tools and BIM platforms

Building Skins

This paper by Wissam Wahbeh will discuss the recent use of parametric design tools as Grasshopper and DynamoBIM within BIM process. Furthermore, how the geometrical solutions could be arranged to optimize the interactivity of the final models.

Kirigami Tessellations

Kirigami Tessellations

In this article authors pose and solve the inverse problem of determining the number, size and orientation of cuts that enables the deployment of a closed, compact regular kirigami tessellation to conform approximately to any prescribed target shape in two or three dimensions.

Evaluating Facade Designs

Evaluating Facade Designs

This article by Evangelos Pantazis and David Gerber proposes a new computational design methodology, intended for use in the area of conceptual design of building design. The proposed methodology is implemented into a multi-agent system design toolkit.

Constraints And Optimization

Constraints And Optimization

This book by Amit Zoran contains subjects like parametric design space, introduction to optimization, introduction to gradient descent, grasshopper galapagos and examples for genetic algorithms in parametric design.

Change In Parametric Design

Change In Parametric Design

With respect to evolutionary search and optimization, this article by Robert Vierlinger and Klaus Bollinger investigates aspects of flexibility and performance on the levels of fast application and open representation.

Creative Optimization

Creative Optimization

This thesis by Yassin Salah El-Din Ashour presents a workflow called the ‘creative optimization workflow’ using a Multi-Objective Optimization (MOO) engine called Octopus that runs within Grasshopper3D, a parametric modeling tool, and multiple simulation software.

Parametric Structures

Parametric Structures

The aim of the thesis by Daniel Wallin and Martin Wasberg was to investigate if the use of parametric design tools from both architects and structural engineers could be a way of making the design process more effective. This thesis also include testing the structural plug-ins of the parametric design tools.

Computational Urban Design

Computational Urban Design

This thesis by Saeran Vasanthakumar introduces a design tool that attempts to optimize urban energy needs through the mass-customization of urban typology. Developing low-energy, high-density urban typology is a critical goal for cities given current energy consumption and urban growth trajectories.

Multi Objective Design Interface

Multi Objective Design

The aim of this thesis by Robert Vierlinger is the development of basic structures for a flexible generation and optimization framework for practical use in the sense of a continuously accompanying design explorer, in which parameterization is adaptable and objective functions are changeable at any time during the design process.

Eco Shaping Architectural Design

Eco Shaping Architecture

This paper by Zhao Jingtao proposes the theoretical framework of Eco-shaping Architectural Design Approach, explains its work flow and verifies the effectiveness in one architectural design practice.