Laboratory of Generative Systems and Sciences in Architecture and Built Environment

Genesis Lab is a laboratory for research and development of physical, mathematical, and computational modules for generative design systems as well as a platform for devising multi-agent systems for gamification of design. The lab explores and demonstrates the potential of generative design in conjunction with modular building design and construction processes based on the logic of assembly, aggregation, or dry-stacking of modules. The mission of the lab is to develop open-source numerical and scientific computing methods and tools for topological design, combinatorial design, mathematical design optimization, form-finding, and spatial decision-making. Genesis Lab follows three generative design approaches for digitalization of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry: 1) scientifically deducing designs from given functional requirements, 2) systematically exploring the possible discrete and modular configurations, or 3) devising ‘generative design game sets’ for co-creating designs through algorithmically structured interactions of designers, cyber-physical design modules, and users. The educational mission of the lab is to train students for developing digital design tools using Python. Additionally, the lab provides support for generative design research or graduation projects as well as the courses Earthy: Generative Design for Earth and Masonry Architecture and Spatial Computing in Architectural Design. Building on a track record of digital Open-Science and Open-Education, Genesis Lab welcomes inter-disciplinary collaboration and provides academic or industrial consultancy and training on making bespoke digital tools for Architecture & Built Environment. Visit our official TU Delft web page here.

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Expertise

Programming
Programming

C# (Mat.NET, Meta.Numerics, Accord.NET), Python (NumPy, SciPy, NetworkX, Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, OR-Tools, PyTorch, topoGenesis, COMPAS), MATLAB

Mathematics
Mathematics

Linear Algebra, Spectral Graph Theory, Calculus, Statistics and Probability, Control Theory

MachineLearning
Machine Learning

Shape Recognition, Manifold Learning, Natural Language Processing

CompDesign
Computational Design

Computer Graphics, Computer Aided Design, Computational Topology, Computational Geometry

SystemsModeling
Systems Modelling

Simulation Modelling, Differential Equations, Data Management, Data Modelling, Data Visualization, System Dynamics, Control, Agent-based Modelling

OpenSience
Open Science

Open-Source Development, Version Control, Source Code Management

Contributors

Meet all the contributors who give life to Genesis! See the alumni here

Current Grad Students & Researchers

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Aditya Soman

MSc Student @ TU Delft faculty of architecture|Project engineer @ White Lioness technologies

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Anastasia Florou

MSc Student @ TU Delft faculty of architecture|Architect Engineer & Computational Designer at Team SUM

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Bezawit Zerayacob Bekele

MSc Student @ TU Delft faculty of architecture|Project engineer @ White Lioness technologies

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Max Ketelaar

MSc Student @ TU Delft faculty of architecture

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Selina Bitting

MSc Student @ TU Delft faculty of architecture|Project engineer @ White Lioness technologies

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Timmo de Haas

MSc Student @ TU Delft faculty of architecture

PhD Candidates

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Cemre Çubukçuoğlu

PhD Candidate at TU Delft | Research Assistant @ Yaşar University

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Deniz Erdem Okumus

Istanbul Technical University

Visiting PhD Student

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Federica Romagnoli

Sapienza Università di Roma

Visiting PhD Student

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Nan Bai

PhD Candidate at TU Delft | Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher at HERILAND College of Heritage Planning

Lab Directors

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Pirouz Nourian

TU Delft

Assistant Professor of Design Informatics

Generative Design, Gamification of Design, Participatory Design, Topology Optimization, Shape Optimization, Earth & Masonry Architecture, Numerical Computing, Scientific Computing, Applied Mathematics

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Shervin Azadi

TU Delft

Researcher @ Design Informatics & PhD Candidate @ TU/e

Generative Design, Collective Intelligence, Participatory Design, Numerical Computing, Swarm Intelligence, Multi Agent Systems

Advisory Board

Members

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Dr. Tom Van Mele

ETH Zurich

Senior Scientist|Co-director @ the Block Research Group (BRG)|Lead developer of COMPAS

Open-source Computational Frameworks, Computational Form-finding and Optimisation, Data Structures, Scientific Programming and Web Technologies

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Dr.ir. Matthijs Langelaar

TU Delft

Associate Professor of Structural Optimization and Mechanics

Computational Engineering Design, Topology Optimization, Evolutionary Fluid-Structural Optimization

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Prof. Elmar Eisemann

TU Delft

Professor of Computer Science|Head of Computer Graphics and Visualization Group

Real-time and Perceptual Rendering, Alternative Representations, Visibility, Image Processing, Vision, Content Creation, Visualization

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