Collaborative Models for Design Computation and Form Finding
Paper in proceeding, 2017

This paper explores the role of frameworks and conventions in design computa-tion workflows for collaboration on the development of design, structure and de-tailed fabrication within a visual scripting environment. The frameworks were developed in the computational team Dsearch of the architectural practice White arkitekter and the engineering practice of str.ucture, and was used in the part-time twelve-month design and build workshop Textile Hybrids at the HafenCity Universit├Ąt Hamburg. During the workshop, the framework was further developed to facilitate iterative design / analysis studies between design models in a visual scripting environment and a FEM simulation environment through cloud-based data exchange protocols. The authors regard this continuous re-development of workflow frameworks during design development as emergent, and regard this as a valuable and potential mode of development also for architecture and engi-neering practice. This is shown in the individual practices of the authors, where additional layers have been added.

computational design

digital design


structural design


Jonas Runberger

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Julian Lienhard

Humanizing Digital Reality

978-981-10-6611-5 (ISBN)

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Areas of Advance

Materials Science



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