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Barcelona Program

Block Classification This project aims to classify urban blocks in Barcelona, focusing on the districts of Saint Martí and Eixample, based on their dominant functions. By identifying the primary uses of these urban blocks, we can gain insights into the spatial organization and functional distribution within the research area. Saint Martí and Eixample, two vibrant … Read more

The 15-min Cityblock @ Adelaide City

The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide(South Australia), initiated in 2010, aimed to shift away from urban sprawl by fostering a more condensed, pedestrian-friendly urban landscape. The plan emphasised revitalising current neighbourhoods, focusing development along transit routes, and introducing mixed-use areas to connect jobs, services, and public transit with residential zones.  Recognising the unsustainable nature of … Read more

Predictive Coastal Erosion

Why? Coastal erosion is a dynamic and complex process influenced by both natural factors and human activities. Natural causes such as wave action, tidal patterns, weather events, and rising sea levels due to global warming significantly contribute to the gradual wearing away of coastlines. Additionally, human interventions like coastal construction, sand mining, and deforestation exacerbate … Read more

Chair ErgoScore

We have 2 target approaches : In the first approach we Test some of the relevant human Anthropometric measurements with a chair parameters and predict the Ergo Class. The second approach is to input the Human Anthropometric measurements with the desired Ergo Class and predict a range of chair parameters matching this Ergo Class. For … Read more

Daylight Factor Predictor

This project is the final submission for our Data Encoding course, where we learned the fundamentals of Machine Learning. For this project, we were required to use only numerical features, meaning all training data for our Machine Learning model had to be in numerical form. This involved encoding architectural and spatial features into numbers. “Daylight … Read more


Studying migration is crucial for urban planners and architects to anticipate and accommodate the influx of people into cities, ensuring the development of robust infrastructure that can support this growth. As migration patterns shape demographic changes, understanding these trends allows cities to plan for adequate housing, transportation, healthcare, and educational facilities. This foresight is essential … Read more


The LegoLizer Vision The core idea behind LegoLizer is to train a machine learning model that can predict and evaluate the use of specific modules to achieve a certain geometry.In this exercise, we use LEGO modules to train and predict on our features. This project leverages the power of computational design and machine learning to … Read more


3d Component Classification tool

Abstract 3D-SOLIDS Component Classification tool utilizes machine learning to optimize the placement of essential 3D components such as walls, doors, windows, floors, and railings in residential floor plans. By analyzing spatial features and architectural attributes, it automates and enhances the design process, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and compliance with building standards. This tool aids architects and … Read more

Predicting Adaptive Reuse Cost using Urban Data

Adaptive reuse is gaining traction as a key strategy for urban regeneration and sustainability. This approach repurposes existing buildings, conserving resources and preserving cultural heritage. However, challenges such as economic viability and technical difficulties often complicate these projects. This is particularly evident in urban centers such as Los Angeles, where the re-purposing of heritage buildings … Read more

Project H.E.A.T

Project H.E.A.T, that is Heat Evaluation Assessment Techniques is an attempt to predict Urban Heat Island (UHI) which is the temperature difference caused due to an urban city being much hotter than the countryside around it, due to the built environment and human activities. As per the project hypotheses predicting UHI using Machine Learning might … Read more

Temperature prediction in Argentina

Insights into the effects of weather data in Argentina, with implications for sustainable land management, deforestation and conservation policies, agriculture, industry and economies. Climate change, in particular the decrease in precipitation, is predicted to have significant effects on the living conditions in Argentina, affecting agricultural production, sea level rise, hydroelectric energy. The dataset composition consists … Read more