Institute of Architectural Algorithms & Applications 建筑运算与应用研究所 School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing

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Generative Art Summer School
Generative Art Summer School

Generative art is a revolutionary computational method of creating artwork, models, and animations from rules or algorithms. By using accessible programming languages like Processing, artists and designers are producing geometrical and topological structures that form the basis for everything from patterned textiles and typography to lighting, scientific diagrams, sculptures, art installations, films, and even fantastical buildings. […]

Robotic Fabrication 2018
Robotic Fabrication 2018

The robotic fabrication workshop (4th-year, undergraduate) explores the materialization processes as active participants in pavilion design based on computation and automation technologies. The two teams studied different material and developed bespoke fabrication processes. One team explored the Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) and the other developed a robotic prefabricated plywood system. Tutors: Hao Hua, Biao Li, Peng Tang Critics: Benjamin Dillenburger […]

Summer School
Summer School

Computational Design & Fabrication Workshop School of Architecture Southeast University, Nanjing. Tutor: H. Hua, L.Li, B. Li, P. Tang, and B. Dillenburger Presented to: CC. Chen, B.Li and J. Xu Snowflake Schema Stole   3D Lamp   3D.ranches Concrete Cast   Walk in the sky

Generative Residence 2017
Generative Residence 2017

Architectural generative design inherits and expands traditional design methods, leading architects to seek new ways of creation, fully demonstrating advancement and upgrade of technology, which is an innovation of ideas and means. The undergraduate design studio requires students to master the basic methods of programming and related mathematics knowledge, and explore the algorithmic implementation mechanism […]

Generative Residence 2016
Generative Residence 2016

The design studio is conducted on the two levels: site planning and house/apartment design, which constantly inform each other. Classical methods such as multi-agent systems and evolutionary algorithms are studied and adapted to fit bespoke design logics. On the one hand, the students investigated a vast range of computational/mathematical models through programming; on the other […]

Robotic Fabrication 2017
Robotic Fabrication 2017

The undergraduate design studio is to build a pavilion at the cross of two pedestrian roads in the campus. To formalize design ideas, the students developed computational models that do not only encapsulate the design logics, but also incorporate the procedure for their digital fabrication. The twelve students, in four groups, created forms with Processing, […]

Interactive Design 2016
Interactive Design 2016

By integrating sensors and actuators, building can also feel and react to its occupants to improve their experience and save energy. In this 8 weeks working studio, students were asked to choose one building element and give it interactive functionality by programming, circuit and mechanical design, and finally build a prototype to demonstrate the concept. […]

Digital Fabrication 2016
Digital Fabrication 2016

The 2016 workshop of Digital Fabrication consists of 11 students of fourth grade. They gain a new architectural perspective by exploring the potential of machine-induced design and materialization processes. The works are exhibited in the AAA (Architectural Algorithms & Applications) conference in Southeast University (2016.11.24 – 12.05). The course is very intensive since the students learn […]

Generative Residence 2015
Generative Residence 2015

Computational approach to residential architecture in Institute of Architectural Algorithms & Applications (former CAAD Lab) were initiated in the early 1980s. Thirty years after the first attempt, the workshop led by Prof. L. Biao and H. Hao revisited this topic with cutting-edge advantages in algorithms, optimization, and computational geometry. The design is conducted on the […]

CDDF 2015
CDDF 2015

运算化设计与数控建造   Computational Design & Digital Fabrication 指导教师:华好,李飚     助教:季云竹,郭梓峰 The 2015 workshop of Computational Design and Digital Fabrication (CDDF 2015) at the School of Architecture is directed by Hao Hua and Prof. Li Biao. The workshop consists of 12 students of fourth grade. They gain a new architectural perspective by exploring the potential of machine-induced […]

Digital Chain
Digital Chain

Digital tools innovate design methods. The undergraduate workshop ‘Digital Chain’ led by Prof. Li Biao and Hao Hua made the techniques of computer programming, computational geometry, and CNC fabrication accessible to the students. The workshop pursues a seamless digital chain covering form-finding, material research, tectonic design, and NC production. The essential course of design lies […]

High Resolution Fabrication
High Resolution Fabrication

Southeast University Team: Li Ce(李策), Yao Sheng(姚升), Wu Mingxuan(伍铭萱), Qiao Jiongchen(乔炯辰) ,Zhang Xinyi(张幸怡),Wang Junemay(王君美),Li Pingyuan(李平原) Tutor: Michael Hansmeyer Coordinator: Li Biao(李飚), Hua Hao(华好) Assistant:Wu Longjie (吴龙杰),Wang Jusen(王居森), Ji Yunzhu(季云竹) Time: Nov 2014-Jan 2015         The 8-week design studio explored the conception and design of architectural objects based on generative computational processes. It […]

Tooling
Tooling

The digital fabrication studio ‘Tooling’ seeks synergy between codes, design, materials and fabrication. The Processing IDE is employed as a tool for transforming inputs, developing designs and producing CNC data. We emphasize a digital chain from early-stage design to final production. Digital tooling does not only pursue precision and productivity but also motivates methodological innovations in […]

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optimization of the plots

  This project mainly deals with the problems of the reconstruction of the HuiZhou Village,Ji Cun. It realizes a Huizhou Style residential space generating system, including both village planning and architectural designing. The main concern of the generation system is the self-organizing mechanism of village and pattern extraction of the HuiZhou Style residence. It extracts […]

Angle_X
Angle_X

The pavilion named “Angle_X” was one of the earliest works for Lab. AAA. It was generated by pure java program. Simple Genetic Algorithm was employed and more than 10 rules were set for optimizing the structure of the pavilion.   Course: Generative Design and Digital Fabrication, School of Architecture, Southeast University Team Member: Xu Wen, […]

“Tri_V” – KUKA Architectural Fabrication
“Tri_V” – KUKA Architectural Fabrication

In this experiment, in designing and fabricating this “Tri_V”(Triangulated Vault) construction, we tested the way of architectural generative design and the process of the digital chain. The physique data was generated by program(Processing – Java), and then transformed to manufactural data according to rules, thus the machine code was acquired to run the KUKA robot […]

“Tri_C” – CNC Design & Construction
“Tri_C” – CNC Design & Construction

In this project, we need to design and build a piece of furniture based on the dimension of human figure. Our group intended to build a sofa and teapoy for students in our department. As we found that students tend to have different postures in their chairs at different levels of tiredness, we proposed to […]

Musical Column
Musical Column

“Musical Column” is an computational design exercise in the course “Generative Art and Digital Fabrication”, made up by multiple layers(1200 layers in total), completely generated in the computer and fabricated by the CNC machine. This column is generated from the datum which are sucked from a song. The datum from the song are analysed and […]

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