Research Papers


  • Crolla Kristof; Williams Nicholas. “Smart Nodes, A system for variable structural frames with 3D metal-printed nodes”. ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture ed. by David Gerber, Alvin Huang, and Jose Sanchez. pp.311-316. Los Angeles, USA: ACADIA/ Riverside Architectural Press, 2015 (Peer Reviewed) | [dowload PDF]
  • Crolla, Kristof, “The strategic appropriation of performative geometries and local craftsmanship – Case study of a competition design entry “.  Paper presented in the DADA2015 Digital Factory: International Conference on Digital Architecture, organized by Weigo Xu, Weixin Huang, 10 pgs. Shanghai, China, 2015.07.04 (Peer Reviewed)
  • Prohasky Daniel; Williams Nicholas; Crolla Kristof and Burry Jane.  “SmartNodes: ‘Light-weight’ Parametric Structural Design Process with BESO”.  Paper presented in the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015, organized by International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) , 12 pgs. Amsterdam, Netherlands (Peer Reviewed) [dowload PDF]
  • Williams Nicholas; Crolla Kristof; Prohasky Daniel; Burry Jane; Leary Martin; BrandtMilan; XieMike and Seifi Hamed.  “Challenges of Scale in Modelling Material Behaviour of Additive-Manufactured Nodes”.  Paper presented in the Modelling Behaviour – Design Modelling Symposium Copenhagen 2015, organized by Design Modelling Symposium Copenhagen 2015, 7 pgs. Copenhagen, Denmark (Peer Reviewed) [dowload PDF]


  • Crolla, Kristof. ‘Golden Moon: Digital Control Meets Craftsmanship’. In GAM.10 – Intuition & the Machine, Graz University of Technology,Graz, 2014  |  [dowload PDF]
  • Crolla, Kristof. 万灯喜月:数字化设计遇上传统技艺. Golden Moon: Digital Design Meets Traditional Craftsmanship 《Architectural Journal 建築學報》. 中國北京: China Association for Science and Technology, 2014.12.01.  |  [dowload PDF]
  • Crolla, Kristof. ‘Building Simplexity – Golden Moon, 2012 Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Wonderland.’ In F. Gramazio, M. Kohler,  S. Langenberg (eds.), Fabricate– Negotiating Design & Making, gta Verlag, Zurich, 2014, pp.22-29. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Crolla, Kristof, Article: “9394.06km – Twin Design Research Studios”, HKIA Journal  – Issue 68, Hong Kong, July 2014.


  • Carlow, Jason and Kristof Crolla. ‘Shipping Complexity – Parametric design for remote communities’. In Jianlong Zhang, Chengyu Sun (eds.), Global Design and Local Materialization: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference: CAAD Futures 2013, Shanghai, China, July 2013, CCIS369, Springer-Verlag Berin Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 167-175. (Peer Reviewed) |  [dowload PDF]
  • Crolla, Kristof, “Golden Moon (Hong Kong, 2013)”, Landscape Architecture Journal – Vol. 01.2013, China, March 2013.
  • Crolla, Kristof. ‘Golden Moon – Hong Kong 2012 Mid-Autumn Fetival Lantern Wonderland’. In R. Stouffs, P. Janssen, S. Roudavski, B. Tunçer (eds.), Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013), 2013, The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Hong Kong, and Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture-NUS, Singapore, pp. 751-754. (Peer Reviewed)
  • Crolla, Kristof. ‘Building Simplexity – The expansion of digital design into “contractor space”’. In W. Huang, Y. Liu, W. Xu (eds.), Digital Infiltration & Parametricism: Proceedings of the DADA2013 International Conference on Digital Architecture, 2013, Tsinghua University Publishing House, Beijing, 2013, pp. 30-40. (Peer Reviewed)


  • Crolla, Kristof, S. Delagrange, E. Keskisarja, P. Tynkkynen, ‘Dragon Skin Pavilion’. In N. Gattegno, B. Price (eds.), ACADIA 2012: Synthetic Digital Ecologies: Project Catalogue of the 32nd annual conference  of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), San Francisco, USA, The Printing House Inc, WI, 2012 (Peer Reviewed)
  • Crolla, Kristof, Sebastien Delagrange et. al., Article: “Dragon Skin Pavilion”, A+ Belgian Magazine for  Architecture, Belgium, Oct.-Nov. 2012
  • Crolla, Kristof, Article: “Shells Matter”, Community Design, Tsinghua University Magazine, Oct. 2012
  • Crolla, Kristof, Article: “Shine Fashion Store –  Building Simplexity”, HKIA Journal 2012 – Issue 64, Hong Kong, July 2012
  • Crolla, Kristof, Article: “Building Simplexity – The Dragon Skin Pavilion”, HKIA Journal 2012 – Issue 63, Hong Kong, April 2012


  • Crolla, Kristof & Sebastien Delagrange, “Empirical State Of Mind”, Tampere: Juvenes Print Tampereen Yliopistopaino Oy, 2011.


  • Crolla, Kristof and Monika Bilska. “Algorithmic Urbanism, international digital design workshop – Finland | Poland | Germany”. Tampere: Juvenes Print Tampereen Yliopistopaino Oy, 2009.