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Using interactive evolution to design behaviors for non-deterministic self-organized construction (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Heinrich, M. K., Zahadat, P., Harding, J., & Brandt, M. N. (2018, June). Using interactive evolution to design behaviors for non-deterministic self-organized construction. Paper presented at Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) 2018

Self-organizing construction is an emerging subdomain for on-site construction robots. This not only presents new challenges for robotics, but due to the stochasticity involved in such systems, impacts the modeling and prediction of resulting built s... Read More about Using interactive evolution to design behaviors for non-deterministic self-organized construction.

Biomorpher: Interactive evolution for parametric design (2018)
Journal Article
Harding, J., & Brandt-Olsen, C. (2018). Biomorpher: Interactive evolution for parametric design. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 16(2), 144-163. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478077118778579

© 2018, The Author(s) 2018. Combining graph-based parametric design with metaheuristic solvers has to date focused solely on performance-based criteria and solving clearly defined objectives. In this article, we outline a new method for combining a p... Read More about Biomorpher: Interactive evolution for parametric design.

Full hydrodynamic reversibility of the weak dimerization of vancomycin and elucidation of its interaction with VanS monomers at clinical concentration (2017)
Journal Article
Harding, S. E., Adams, G. G., Gillis, R. B., Phillips-Jones, M. K., Lithgo, R., DInu, V., …Harding, S. E. (2017). Full hydrodynamic reversibility of the weak dimerization of vancomycin and elucidation of its interaction with VanS monomers at clinical concentration. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 12697. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12620-z

© 2017 The Author(s). The reversibility and strength of the previously established dimerization of the important glycopeptide antibiotic vancomycin in four different aqueous solvents (including a medically-used formulation) have been studied using sh... Read More about Full hydrodynamic reversibility of the weak dimerization of vancomycin and elucidation of its interaction with VanS monomers at clinical concentration.

The UWE research pavilion 2016 (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Harding, J., Hills, S., Brandt-Olsen, C., & Melville, S. (2017, September). The UWE research pavilion 2016. Paper presented at The IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”

This paper describes the design, fabrication and assembly of an elastic gridshell by staff and students at The University of The West of England (UWE) in collaboration with Format Engineers. Whilst timber lath gridshells are traditionally formed from... Read More about The UWE research pavilion 2016.

Evolving parametric models using genetic programming with artificial selection (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Harding, J. (2016, August). Evolving parametric models using genetic programming with artificial selection. Paper presented at 34th eCAADe Conference, 2016

Evolutionary methods with artificial selection have been shown to be a useful computer-human technique for exploring wide design spaces with unknown goals. This paper investigates a similar approach in the evolution of visual programs currently used... Read More about Evolving parametric models using genetic programming with artificial selection.

Dimensionality reduction for parametric design exploration (2016)
Book Chapter
Harding, J. (2016). Dimensionality reduction for parametric design exploration. In S. Adriaenssens, F. Gramazio, M. Kohler, A. Menges, & M. Pauly (Eds.), Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016, 274-287. vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zurich

In architectural design, parametric models often include numeric parameters that can be adjusted to explore different design options. The resulting design space can be easily displayed to the user if the number of parameters is low, for example using... Read More about Dimensionality reduction for parametric design exploration.

Engineering Archilace (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Harding, J., Nielsen, K., Pearson, W., & Gmachl, M. (2015, August). Engineering Archilace. Paper presented at The International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015

Archilace is the name of a new construction technique for generating spatial structures originally developed by the artists Loop.pH. This paper introduces the original method and subsequent collaborative work between Loop.pH and Ramboll Computational... Read More about Engineering Archilace.

The Ongreening Pavilion (2015)
Book Chapter
Harding, J., Pearson, W., Lewis, H., & Melville, S. (2015). The Ongreening Pavilion. In P. Block, J. Knippers, N. Mitra, & W. Wang (Eds.), Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014, 295-308. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11418-7_19

This paper describes the work of Ramboll Computational Design during the design and construction of the Ongreening Pavilion timber gridshell. The structural approach involved form-finding bending-active timber laths, connected at intersections to form... Read More about The Ongreening Pavilion.

Thinking Topologically at Early Stage Parametric Design (2013)
Book Chapter
Harding, J., Joyce, S., Shepherd, P., & Williams, C. (2013). Thinking Topologically at Early Stage Parametric Design. In J. Wallner, N. Baldassini, P. Bompas, J. Raynaud, L. Hesselgren, & S. Sharma (Eds.), Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012, 67-76. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-1251-9_5

Parametric modelling tools have allowed architects and engineers to explore complex geometries with relative ease at the early stage of the design process. Building designs are commonly created by authoring an abstract graph representation that gener... Read More about Thinking Topologically at Early Stage Parametric Design.

The TRADA pavilion: A timber plate funicular shell (2013)
Book Chapter
Harding, J., & Lewis, H. (2013). The TRADA pavilion: A timber plate funicular shell. In J. Obrebski, & R. Tarczewski (Eds.),

This paper describes the design and construction of the TRADA (Timber Research and Development Association) Pavilion by Ramboll Computational Design. The design process combined a zero-length spring funicular form-finding approach with a planar polyg... Read More about The TRADA pavilion: A timber plate funicular shell.

The Generator 2.0 (2013)
Book Chapter
Joyce, S., & Harding, J. (2013). The Generator 2.0. In J. Nembrini, F. Scheurer, C. Gengnagel, & A. Kilian (Eds.), Rethinking Prototyping: Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2013Epubli

It has been over 30 years since the original conception of the 'Generator' by Cedric Price. A project that in his own words was ?little to do with problem solving, rather creating the desirable conditions and opportunities hitherto thought impossible... Read More about The Generator 2.0.

Associative spatial networks in architectural design: Artificial cognition of space using neural networks with spectral graph theory (2011)
Book Chapter
Harding, J., & Derix, C. (2011). Associative spatial networks in architectural design: Artificial cognition of space using neural networks with spectral graph theory. In J. S. Gero (Ed.), Design Computing and Cognition '10, 305-323. Springer

This paper looks at a new way of incorporating unsupervised neural networks in the design of an architectural system. The approach involves looking the whole lifecycle of a building and its coupling with its environment. It is argued that techniques... Read More about Associative spatial networks in architectural design: Artificial cognition of space using neural networks with spectral graph theory.

Associative spatial networks: Artificial cognition of space using neural networks with spectral graph theory (2008)
Thesis
Harding, J. Associative spatial networks: Artificial cognition of space using neural networks with spectral graph theory. (Dissertation). University of East London

This work stems from a backdrop of cybernetics and associative computing closely related to the artificial simulation of the human brain. Using associative techniques, a system to comprehend complex inputs in order to make appropriate architectural i... Read More about Associative spatial networks: Artificial cognition of space using neural networks with spectral graph theory.

Structural form finding using zero-length springs with dynamic mass
Presentation / Conference
Harding, J., & Shepherd, P. Structural form finding using zero-length springs with dynamic mass. Paper presented at 2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter

This paper describes a new method for the form-finding of funicular structures in two or three dimensions using a zero-length spring system with dynamic nodal masses. The resulting found geometry consists of purely axial forces under self-weight, wit... Read More about Structural form finding using zero-length springs with dynamic mass.

Calibrated modelling of form-active structures
Presentation / Conference
Melville, S., Brandt-Olsen, C., & Harding, J. Calibrated modelling of form-active structures. Paper presented at IABSE Conference, Bath 2017: Creativity and Collaboration - Report

The design and analysis of a bending active, thin timber shell structure using a self-written physics based structural analysis solver, K2Engineering.

Meta-parametric design: Developing a computational approach for early stage collaborative practice
Thesis
Harding, J. (2014). Meta-parametric design: Developing a computational approach for early stage collaborative practice. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Computational design is the study of how programmable computers can be integrated into the process of design. It is not simply the use of pre-compiled computer aided design software that aims to replicate the drawing board, but rather the development... Read More about Meta-parametric design: Developing a computational approach for early stage collaborative practice.