9793415384 School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing

Robotic Fabrication 2018

The robotic fabrication workshop (4th-year, undergraduate) explores the materialization processes as active participants in pavilion design based on computation and automation technologies. The two teams studied different material and developed bespoke fabrication processes. One team explored the Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) and the other developed a robotic prefabricated plywood system. Tutors: Hao Hua, Biao Li, Peng Tang Critics: Benjamin Dillenburger […]

Summer School

Computational Design & Fabrication Workshop School of Architecture Southeast University, Nanjing. Tutor: H. Hua, L.Li, B. Li, P. Tang, and B. Dillenburger Presented to: CC. Chen, B.Li and J. Xu Snowflake Schema Stole   3D Lamp   3D.ranches Concrete Cast   Walk in the sky

Generative Residence 2017

Architectural generative design inherits and expands traditional design methods, leading architects to seek new ways of creation, fully demonstrating advancement and upgrade of technology, which is an innovation of ideas and means. The undergraduate design studio requires students to master the basic methods of programming and related mathematics knowledge, and explore the algorithmic implementation mechanism […]

Upsilon – Robotic Timber Construction

The Upsilon Pavilion presented the robotic technology of Southeast University at the 7th China International Robot Show (CIROS 2018), 4-7 July, 2018. The 5.8×5.8×3.7m Pavilion consists of 145 timber bars fabricated by a robotic milling system and 87 metal connectors cut by a laser cutter. Each connector joins three bars. The structure uses 0.56 cubic meter […]

mero – Robotic Timber Construction

The ‘mero’ pine sphere in ZDICP Nanjing is the first constructed instance among the mero class. Each member of the mero class is parameterized, furthermore, all components of any mero installation are geometrically unique. Thus, the mero pavilion is similar to natural organism within which the form is differentiated anywhere. Contrast to industrial uniform products, […]

Generative Residence 2016

The design studio is conducted on the two levels: site planning and house/apartment design, which constantly inform each other. Classical methods such as multi-agent systems and evolutionary algorithms are studied and adapted to fit bespoke design logics. On the one hand, the students investigated a vast range of computational/mathematical models through programming; on the other […]


The undergraduate design studio is to build a pavilion at the cross of two pedestrian roads in the campus. To formalize design ideas, the students developed computational models that do not only encapsulate the design logics, but also incorporate the procedure for their digital fabrication. The twelve students, in four groups, created forms with Processing, […]

Taihu Stone Imagination
Taihu Stone Imagination

Taihu Stone Imagination The installation is built on the side of Taihu Lake at Yixing. The team developed a computer program to simulate the complex geometry of Taihu stones, which has been widely recognized as an essential symbol of Chinese traditional aesthetics. This design combines the Gyroid minimal surface and the meatball algorithm to create […]

Robotic Timber Construction

The Neuron project built a novel thin-shell structure with advanced methods of computational design & robotic fabrication. The wood pavilion, located in the campus at Nanjing University, spans about seven meters. The entire installation is made of 61 pieces of irregular plywood panels connected by their own “fingers”, without any nails or glue. The team […]

Interactive Design 2016

By integrating sensors and actuators, building can also feel and react to its occupants to improve their experience and save energy. In this 8 weeks working studio, students were asked to choose one building element and give it interactive functionality by programming, circuit and mechanical design, and finally build a prototype to demonstrate the concept. […]


The 2016 workshop of Digital Fabrication consists of 11 students of fourth grade. They gain a new architectural perspective by exploring the potential of machine-induced design and materialization processes. The works are exhibited in the AAA (Architectural Algorithms & Applications) conference in Southeast University (2016.11.24 – 12.05). The course is very intensive since the students learn […]

Generative Residence 2015
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Computational approach to residential architecture in Institute of Architectural Algorithms & Applications (former CAAD Lab) were initiated in the early 1980s. Thirty years after the first attempt, the workshop led by Prof. L. Biao and H. Hao revisited this topic with cutting-edge advantages in algorithms, optimization, and computational geometry. The design is conducted on the […]

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