15 June 2013 – The FabPod is an acoustically tuned meeting room housed within an open-plan office at the RMIT Design Hub. As part of this project I established the FabPod’s geometric rules and created the parametric models through which it was designed.

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Modelling Hyperboloid Sound Scattering: The Challenge of Simulating, Fabricating and Measuring

4 October 2011 – Paper presented at the Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2011 by Jane Burry, Daniel Davis, Brady Peters, Phil Ayres, John Klein, Alexander Pena de Leon, and Mark Burry. In this paper we report on the challenges associated with modelling, simulating, fabricating and measuring sound scattering using both physical and digital models at three distinct scales.


12 March 2011 – Dermoid is a wooden reciprocal frame developed by a team of researchers from CITA and SIAL pushing parametric modelling to its limits.

Responsive Acoustic Surfaces

5 March 2011 – A workshop at SmartGeometry 2011 to test the acoustic properties of plaster hyperboloids.

Voussoir Cloud

22 February 2010 – The Voussoir Cloud Installation by IwamotoScott Architecture carries on Gaudí and Otto's tradition of using hanging chain models as form finding tools.

A-periodic tiling in architecture

14 December 2009 – How a-periodic tiles (identical tiles that join to make a pattern that never repeats) can be used in architecture.

Genetic Staircase by Caliper Studio

2 December 2009 – A look at one of my favourite projects, Caliper Studio's Genetic Staircase. In this project they use a genetic algorithm to optimise the a truss that forms the stringers of the stairs.