The 4th International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication

June 25, 2022

Hosted by College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Tongji University

  • 2022 Conference Theme

What constitutes the head of the architect is neither its ‘consciousness’ nor its ‘idea’, but the tertiary retention that enables the heritage of circuits of transindividuation to which it is connected and which precede it as its preindividual milieu, supersaturated with potentials – which endows it with the power to dream and to realize its dreams.     

—-Bernard Stiegler, translated by Daniel Ross    

The past 30 years has witnessed the myriad ways in which digital technology not only improves the dynamicity of communication between human and machine, but also provides entirely new directions for innovation and creation. In the digitally structured process of architectural design and construction, machines are not limited to visualizations and realizations of the conceived form by architects, but involved directly in the creation process. The essence of creativity is no longer limited to the mere informational landscape of the human mind. With shared tools, libraries and procedures, it now includes an array of intelligent machines capable of extending human intentions outward, away from the individual, forming a hybrid intelligence. Architecture will become a collective endeavor, in which not only is architectural knowledge collectively produced, but also design intent can be formed by decentralized networks of creativities. The digital will be not so much about expanding methods of generating and fabricating architectural objects as it is concerned with cultivating a new context of understanding the central nature of design, creativity and even architecture itself.  

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8:30-8:45 Opening Speech      
8:45-9:30 Keynote 1 Speaker:Borong Lin    
09:45-11:15 Session 1A Computation and Formation 1 Chair: Nic Bao Session 1B Artificial Intelligence 1 Chair: Chao Yan
11:30-13:00 Session 2A Computation and Formation 2 Chair: Dan Luo Session 2B Artificial Intelligence 2 Chair: Lo Tiantian
14:00-14:45 Keynote 2 Speaker:Neil Leach    
15:00-16:45 Session 3A Material and Fabrication 1 Chair: Felix Raspall Session 3B Artificial Intelligence 3 Chair: Ralph Spencer Steenblik
17:00-18:45 Session 4A Material and Fabrication 2 Chair: Christiane M. Herr Session 4B Simulation and Optimization Chair: Xiang Wang

Session IDPaper
Session 1AHao Zhang and Yuetao Wang. Parametric skin design method based on Plane Crystallographic Group operation principle
 Deli Liu and Keqi Wang. Spatial analysis of villages in Jilin Province based on the theory of Space Syntax and Machine Learning
 Ximing Zhong, Fujia Yu and Beichen Xu. A Human-machine Collaborative Building Spatial Layout Workflow based on Spatial Adjacency Simulation
 Nicolas Stephan, Marine Lemarié, Kristina Schinegger and Stefan Rutzinger. COMMON GROUND – Online Platforms for Bottom-Up Collaborative Decision Making
Session 1BJiaqi Wang and Wanzhu Jiang. Multi-Agent Real-Time Adaptive Space Planning Based on Reinforcement Learning
 Chuheng Tan and Ximing Zhong. A Rapid Wind Velocity Prediction Method in Built Environment Based on CycleGAN Model
 Qiaoming Deng, Xiaofeng Li and Yubo Liu. Using Pix2Pix to Achieve the Spatial Refinement and Transformation of Taihu Stone
 Yecheng Zhang, Qimin Zhang, Yuxuan Zhao, Yunjie Deng, Feiyang Liu and Hao Zheng. Prediction of Urban Spatial Risk Factors from the Perspective of Epidemic through Machine Learning
 Zhiyi Dou, Waishan Qiu, Wenjing Li and Dan Luo. Evaluation process of urban spatial quality and utility trade-off for post-COVID working preferences
Session 2ANatalie Alima. InterspeciesForms
 Yufan Xie, Yufang Zhou and Jingsen Lian. A Slime Mold System Driven by Skeletonization Errors
 Yixuan Zeng and Philip F. Yuan. Research on the Spatial Layout Design of University Educational Buildings Based on Rule Screening and Multi-Agent System
 Alberto Fernandez Gonzalez. Cellular Automata, Memory and Intelligence
 Wei Ye, Xiayu Zhao and Weiguo Xu. Simulation Algorithm Based on Weathered Rock Morphology and Optimization Algorithm for Design Application
Session 2BYubo Liu, Zhilan Zhang and Qiaoming Deng. Exploration on Diversified Generation of Campus Layout based on GAN
 Zidong Liu, Xiao Xiao and Yan Li. Predicting the Vitality of Stores along the Street based on Business Type Sequence via Recurrent Neural Network
 Zhiyong Dong and Jinru Lin. Nolli Map: Interpretation of Urban Morphology based on Machine Learning
 Amal Algamdey and Felipe Romero. AI Urban Voids: A Data-Driven Approach to Urban Activation
 Ping Chen, Chang Liu and Hsin-Hsien Chiu. Study on Optimization of Building Climate Adaptive Morphology in Cold Regions of China:Case of U-Shaped College Building
Session 3AYang Song, Asterios Agkathidis and Richard Koeck. AUGMENTED BRICKS: AR-assisted intuitive design to fabrication framework for robotic assembly
 Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon. Large-scale 3D printing using recycled PET. The case of Upcycle Lab @ [blinded]
 Paul Loh and David Leggett. Towards a Digital Repertoire: Design and Fabrication of a Robotically-Milled Brass Chandelier
 Si-Yuan Rylan Wang. Soft Pneumatic Robotic Architectural System: Prefabricated Inflatable Module Based Cybernetic Adaptive Space Model Manipulated through Human-system Interaction
 Yuxuan Wang, Yuran Liu, Riley Studebaker, Billie Faircloth and Robert Stuart-Smith. Ceramic Incremental Forming – A Rapid Mold-Less Forming Method of Variable Surfaces
 Tianyi Gao, Jiaxiang Luo, Philip F. Yuan. Fabrication of Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing Formwork
Session 3BJingming Li. Using Text Understanding to Create Formatted Semantic Web from BIM
 Ljubica Miric. Collective Intelligence and Effects of Anticipation
 Ralph Spencer Steenblik. Developing a Hybrid Intelligence through Hacking the Machine Learning Style Transfer process for Possible Futures
 Yuqian Li, Weiguo Xu and Xingchen Liu. Research on architectural generative design of specific architect’s sketch based on image-to -image translation
 Viktoria Sandor and Mathias Bank. Collapsing Complexities: Encoding multidimensional architecture models into images
 Anni Dai. Co-creation: Space Reconfiguration by Architect & Agent Simulation Based Machine Learning
Session 4AChengbi Duan, Suyi Shen, Dingwen Bao and Xin Yan. Exploration and Design of the Contemporary Bracket Set through Topology Optimisation
 Marcus Farr. Bio-Digital Sand Logics: Dune Sand Material and Computational Design
 Tria Amalia Ningsih, Abraham Chintianto, Cahyo Pratomo, Muhammad Haikal Milleza, Muhammad Arif Rahman and Intan Chairunnisa. Hexagonal responsive façade Prototype in responding sunlight
 Yiping Meng, Yiming Sun, Michael Ramage and Wen-Shao Chang. Morphology of Free-form Timber Structure Design by Machine Learning Methods oriented by Robotic Fabrication
 Andrea Macruz, Mirko Daneluzzo and Hind Tawakul. Performative Ornament: Creating Jewelry for Plants in Multispecies Design
 Tomas Vivanco, Yuan Philip and Juan Eduardo Ojeda. Regression-Based Inductive reconstruction of Shell Auxetic Structures.
Session 4BZihuan Zhang, Zao Li and Zhe Guo. Research on real-time interactive spatial element optimization method based on EEG signal — Taking indoor space color and window opening size as the optimization object
 Ze Zhang and Zhengwang Wu. Sunlight Duration Time-Oriented Multi-Objective Optimization Method for Layout of High-Rise Residential Quarters
 Ana Zimbarg. Architecture and environmental analyses as a medium to strengthening urban ecosystems
 Donglai Yang, Likai Wang and Guohua Ji. Embedding Design Intent Into Performance-based Architectural Design – Case studies on the utility of soft constraints in performance-based design optimization
 Zhang Xingzhao, Wu Xinyu, Luo Ruizhe, Xu Jiaqi, Yang Luqiao and Yao Jiawei. Effect of morphological indicators on the pedestrian level wind of the existing new estate for workers in Shanghai
 Yunqin Li, Nobuyoshi Yabuki and Tomohiro Fukuda. A Virtual Reality-based Tool with Human Behavior Measurement and Analysis for Feedback Design of the Indoor Light Environment

Past CDRF Conferences:

Material Intelligence CDRF 2021 CDRF 2020

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