The 2018 Bachelors cohort is the second student group that has finished a Bachelor’s degree in Computational Design from start to finish. The work of the students demonstrates that UNSW’s CoDe students can play an active role in being at the forefront of Research and Development in computation and computing for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry.
Topics in this year’s conference range again from VR and AR explorations, robotic fabrication, optimisation and decision support to machine learning or sensor driven design. The exact nature of the research topics are direct interests and concerns from industry and again nearly 80 % of all graduands were embedded in offices in Sydney. Thus, we were able to bring interests from industry into academia and work on these issues through an academic lens.
UNSW would like to thank the 2018 industry collaborators:
ARUP, Aurecon, Bates Smart, BIM Consulting, BVN, City of Parramatta, COX Architecture, and PTW
||Understanding Floor Plan Optimisation: Visualising Metrics for Multi-Level Residences||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Evaluating the analytic capabilities of computational tools towards achieving more sustainable design outcomes||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
|Mei Yee Jennifer Ng
||Automating architectural drawing classification: Implementing a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to identify plans and sections||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
|Rahul Kapoor||An Optimisation of the Aerospace Design Process for Form Generation and Structural Analysis||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Discoverable Desks: Finding Location and Orientation for Optimised Office Space Layouts||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Putting AR into Architecture: Integrating voice recognition and gesture control for Augmented Reality interaction to enhance design practice||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Bending Expectations: An efficient workflow to produce curved creases in sheet metal, for structural optimisation, using a six-axis robotic arm.||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Hands on Design: Integrating haptic interaction and feedback in virtual environments for enhanced immersive experiences||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Meeting in the middle: Hybrid clay fabrication processes for the creation of bio reef structures||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
|Redirecting the Generative Process: Developing a Computational Tool to Solve Material Factor of Safety||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Avant-Garde Stone Masson's : Collaborative Robots||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Biomimetic Facades: A case study of using the Pylum Porifera (sea sponge) to generate sustainable building facade design||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Designing out Urban Heat Islands: Optimising paving material layouts through parametric algorithms||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||A view to the future: gaming engines and VR viewpoint automation for design analysis||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
|Kranthi Maddikayala||Programmable materials: Exploring hybrid techniques of origami and soft robotics on kinetic façade structures||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
|Saffat Waes||A Quantitative Report on how the Exploration of Spatial Configuration can aid in Housing Privacy Concerns.||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
||Shape your world: Developing an online participatory design ‘game’ platform powered by Grasshopper for community engagement||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
|Emily Leung||Developing a 'De-localised' Ecosystem for Architecture-Centric Tools||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
|K. Daniel Yu||Parametric Infrastructure Planning via Artificial Organic Simulations through Topographical Analysis||DOWNLOAD THESIS|
Professor Ning Gu
University of South Australia
Keynote: Quantifying the Subjective: Computation and Cognition in Design
Dr Ning Gu is Professor in Architecture and Deputy Director of the Digital Transformations Research Concentration at the University of South Australia. He researches in the broad areas of Design Computing and Cognition, including topics such as computational design analysis; generative and parametric design systems; virtual worlds; design collaboration, intercultural design and communication; and protocol studies on designers' behaviour and cognition. The findings have been documented in over 170 peer-reviewed publications. He is Visiting Professor at Tianjin University, and Visiting Scholar at MIT, Columbia University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
Professor Michael Ostwald
University of New South Wales
Keynote: Using Computation to Investigate the Myths of Architecture
Michael J. Ostwald is Professor of Architecture at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has a doctorate (PhD) in architectural history and theory and a higher doctorate (DSc) in design computing and mathematics. Michael has authored more than 400 scholarly publications, including 20 books. His recent books include the two-volume Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future (Springer, 2015), co-edited with Kim Williams; The Fractal Dimension of Architecture (Birkhäuser, 2016), co-authored with Josephine Vaughan; and The Mathematics of the Modernist Villa (Birkhäuser 2018), co-authored with Michael J. Dawes.