Our projects variously engage architectural robotics, simulation and visualization, game development, Geographic Information Systems, sustainable development, digital fabrication, as well as historical and theoretical aspects of computation in design.
Additive Manufacturing of Architectural Structures
The project focuses efforts in three areas: development of a novel concrete formulation, development of the 3D printing processes, and design and development of the overall 3D printing system necessary to print large structures.
Decoding and recoding informal settlements: using technology to support social integration
The World experiences a significant growth in population coupled with fast urbanization processes particularly in the Southern hemisphere, which puts an enormous pressure on cities, giving rise to numerous social, infrastructural, ecological, and
Light It Up!
This is a 4 - day intense workshop to design and build large-scale lanterns. In this workshop, students learned the geometry of polyhedra and how to model them in computer.
Parabrick: Materializing the Digital Parametric Wall with Low-Tech Masonry Construction Techniques
Today, brick masonry surfaces where units have unique relationships and varying configurations can be easily designed in the computer with the help of parametric design tools.
Masonry screen walls in Paraguay: Creating a digital framework for shape, performance and optimization
Masonry screen walls are brick enclosures that utilize oblongs and different patterns to create walls that act as screens to provide shade and natural ventilation to buildings.
Understanding the urban structure of informal settlements: combining 3D scanning techniques and shape grammars
The research is focused on understanding the urban structure of Brazilian informal settlements, using two computational tools that are already being applied to architecture and urbanism, namely, 3D scanning to characterize existing structures, and
Mass Customization of Ceramic Tableware
The aim of this research is to allow potential customers to design ceramic tableware elements tailored to their needs and taste.