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Computational Methods in Architecture Group

We are enhancing architectural design, analysis, and production through advanced digital methods.

We facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration to push the boundaries of computational techniques, contributing to the evolution of a more resilient and environmentally conscious built environment.

Working at the intersection of computation, architecture, and urbanism, we explore the ways algorithmic design thinking can enhance efficiency, innovation, and environmental responsibility. We prioritise collaboration and a commitment to a forward-thinking research agenda; interrogating the application of cutting-edge digital technologies to architectural and urban design and driving advancements in computational methodologies.

Areas of focus include digital form-finding, generative design methods, and digital fabrication, as well as artificial intelligence, machine learning, spatial analysis, graph theory, and topological analysis of architectural and urban environments.


Analytical Modelling and Machine Learning for Sustainable Construction in the Built Environment

Creating innovative computational tools to create a more sustainable built environment.

A state-of-the-art Epidemic Indoors Intervention Simulator

Developing an indoor epidemic simulator to inform and mitigate future epidemic outbreaks.

Eco-Mosques as Catalysts for Ecological Transitions in Kuwait University Campuses

EMACET engages key stakeholders with implementing actions consisting of energy-efficient retrofitting and ablution water recycling in Kuwait University mosques.

Other projects include:

  • Enhancing the representation of architectural space in 3d modelling environments (02/09/2016 - 20/12/2019)
  • Computing craft: Towards manufacturing of cob structures using robotically controlled 3D printing (02/01/2018 - 01/07/2019)


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Research that matters

Our research makes a difference to people’s lives as we work across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.


Postgraduate research

Our research degrees give the opportunity to investigate a specific topic in depth among field-leading researchers.


Our research impact

Our research case studies highlight some of the areas where we deliver positive research impact.