Twenty years ago, computation in architecture was associated with ‘blob’ architecture – namely, a ‘test drive’ of sorts for the new software tools transforming the discipline and focused on the production and interrogation of new and bold forms. Since then, computation has expanded significantly and researchers in the field have invested in integrating architectural production through digital means, AI and other cutting-edge issues. WSA’s Computational Methods in Architecture Research & Scholarship Group has developed in the last years modelling software for architectural and engineering firms. This year, WSA students have studied digital visualisations, optimisation and generative design.

Dissertation Examples:

Edwin YH Chan
Cyclic-cGAN: Towards Artificial Discoveries with Cyclic Conditional Generative Adversarial Network

Efstathios DAMTSAS
Structural Optimisation and Generative Design in Architectural Form-Finding.

Ahad SHEIKH
Redefining Modern Representation- How are architectural practices of the 21st century coping with the continued standardisation of digital visualisations?