Geometric Computing Laboratory

Our research aims at empowering creators. We develop efficient simulation and optimization algorithms to build computational design methodologies for advanced material systems and digital fabrication technologies.

Mathematical reasoning, geometric abstractions, and powerful numerical methods are key ingredients in our work. We pursue a holistic approach in that we design and fabricate functional physical prototypes, collaborate with artists and designers, and engage in industry collaborations to validate and inspire our research.



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New 2023 ACM SIGGRAPH Paper

— New paper accepted to ACM SIGGRAPH (Transactions on Graphics) on Computational Exploration of Multistable Elastic Knots.

The Canopy pavilion at EPFL. © EPFL / Jamani Caillet

Canopy Pavilion showcases new technology with a place in the shade

— The Canopy Pavilion uses hundreds of different interlinked panels to explore physical and mechanical properties never before employed in architecture. The structure, which now provides a shady place to meet and relax on EPFL’s main campus, is the result of a joint effort between two EPFL labs: the Geometric Computing Laboratory (GCM) and the Laboratory for Collective and Active Imagination with Space (ALICE).

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Talk by Alison Martin

— GCM Artist-in-Residence gives a talk on her Weaving Art on May 8th, 11:15 at BC 420.

The BamX Pavilion as showcased in the SG Hall. © EPFL / Emmanuel Barraud

Age-old technique enhanced by computer modeling

— A joint project between EPFL’s Geometric Computing Laboratory and a British artist has resulted in an impressive structure made out of woven bamboo. It will be on display at the SG building on EPFL’s Lausanne campus from 22 to 29 September.

2021 EPFL / Alain Herzog - CC BY-SA 4.0

An architectural exhibition linking light exposure to health

— EPFL and HEAD researchers have set-up an installation to raise awareness around the importance of exposure to natural light for human health and the role of the architecture in urban settings in modulating that light. The exhibition will take part in the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism this fall 2021.

Tian Chen © Alain Herzog / 2021 EPFL

New metamaterial offers reprogrammable properties

— EPFL scientists have developed a metamaterial whose mechanical properties can be reprogrammed on demand and whose internal structure can be modified by applying a magnetic field. 

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