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Generative Systems Workshop

1st Workshop, 9th to 13th of September 2013

TU Delft ,Faculty of Architecture, AE+T, HRG

Sougnmin Yu^ - Sina Mostafavi^^:

^Architect at UNStudio, MSc from AA EmTech

^^Owner & Architect at TAO, PhD Candidate TUD

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Day1: Monday, 9/9

  • Lecture: Design ,Generative Systems And Design Computation
  • Practice: OOP, Scripting, Rhino And Python
  • Practice : Recursion And Iteration
  • Design: Q&A, Group Brainstorming Session

Day2: Tuesday, 9/10

  • Lecture: Implementations, State Of The Art, Case Introduction And Analysis
  • Design: Design Brief Clarification
  • Practice: More On OOP And Python In Grasshopper
  • Practice : More On Recursion And Code Interpretation
  • Design: Process Design, Site Studies, Pseudo Code Design

Day3: Wednesday, 9/11

  • Lecture: L-systems, Theory And Implementations
  • Practice: L-system Algorithms , Code Analysis
  • Design: Design Hints, Initial Digital Prototyping, And Design Process Development

Day4: Thursday, 9/12

  • Lecture: Cellular Automata, Complex Systems And Bottom-up Design Approaches
  • Practice: CA Algorithms, Tests And Code Analysis
  • Design: Digital Prototyping, Algorithm Developments

Day5: Friday, 9/12

  • Design: Group Discussions, Design Process Enhancement
  • Practice: Debugging Sessions
  • Design: Groups Presentations

The Requierments for the Presentation

15 PM,9/12,TU Delft Central Library, Orange Hall


  • Generative Logics: represented in terms of Geometric diagrams
  • System Logics: represented in terms of understandable structured flowcharts
  • Site: Initial Experimentation on the digital model of the site
  • Scope(s): Title, scale, computational focus

  • 1 & 2 :Note that by defining the generative logics you will define the topological characteristics of your pavilion. As we have mentioned, you may combine this with your top down architectural approach. Through clarifying the system logics, you will formulate the correlations and the influences between subsystems as well as interoperability between algorithms and software platforms. Here, the algorithmic process to generate and evaluate different components and aspects of your pavilion is similar to the structure of your design process.
  • 3 & 4: For site, based on the well defined scope of each group, by experimentations we do mean that you need to start clarifying your interpretation by means of information visualization, geometric diagrams, graphs and for the next step measurements and simulations. Don’t show what is there, show analysis.


  • 10 to 15 slides 10 minute presentation
  • Information in each slide should be clear, legible and presentable
  • Do invest time on graphical integrity, clarity and legibility of your presentations
  • You can have many reference projects from academia or practice on the reference tab on wiki, but don’t fill up the number of the presentation slides with reference images. When you do use it, it needs to be concise, categorized and then needs to have a point that you are taking from the project. but in general you will have your own original works on the slides.


  • Dr. N.M. (Nimish) Biloria, Dr. H.H. (Henriette) Bier, Soungmin Yu(MSc), Sina Mostafavi(PhD.Candidate)

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