The program will include presentations and exhibition with posters and physical objects/models


Planned sessions with the speakers and presenters - preliminary program (subject to change)

With regard to the outbreak of Coronavirus we have to postpone the NEXUS 2020 conference, therefore now NEXUS 20/21 to 26 - 29 July, 2021

Preliminary Program (subject to change):

Monday, 26 July until Wednesday, 28 July, 2021: Presentations and Exhibition

Thursday, 29 July, 2021: Post Conference Tour

Sessions with Speakers and Presenters:

Representation and Mediation

  • TALBOT, Richard
    Newcastle University, UK
    Thinking, imagining, speculation and building, in and through, drawing
    Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
    Orthographic anamnesis in Piero della Francesca's perspectival treatise
  • D'ACUNTO, Giuseppe and FRISO, Isabella
    IUAV University of Architecture of Venice, Italy
    Piazza San Marco which is not there. How it is, how it was and how it should have been 
  • ARENA, Marinella
    University of Reggio-Calabria, Italy
    Imperfect geometries. The domes of the basilica of SS. Pietro e Paolo in Casalvecchio, Messina

Space, Perception, and Representation

    Technische Hochschule Köln, Germany
    Anamorphic spaces 
  • MARTÍN, Javier and MARTÍN Fuentes, Daniel-Vicente
    Berlin International University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
    Surface Ornamentation and Spatial Distortion 
  • BURATTI, Giorgio; MELE, Giampiero; ROSSI, Michela
    Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy and eCampus Telematic University, Novedrate (Co), Italy
    Bramante’s “mirabile artificio” in Milan
  • PROIETTI, Tiziana and GEPSHTEIN, Sergei
    Gibbs College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK, USA and School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
    Boundaries of the perception of proportion in three dimensions: a psychophysical perspective

Parametric Analysis and Designing

  • SPALLONE, Roberta and CALVANO, Michele
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Parametric experiments on Palladio’s villas
  • GIOVANNINI, Elisabetta Caterina
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Making Palladio digitally explicit. Geometrical parameters in the First Book of the Quattro libri dell’Architettura
  • GARRIDO, Federico Andres
    TU Kaiserslautern, Germany and German University Cairo, Egypt
    Understanding 19th century architecture through parametric design strategies
  • FRITSCHE, Niels-Christian
    Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
    Modelling Exceptions: Sense-free wild combination of irregular transitions by guerrilla design: Cheat on habits and software

Mathematics of Natural Forms and Structures

  • KOZLOV, Dmitri
    Ministry of Construction and Housing and Communal Services, Moscow, Russia
    Mathematics of Forms and Structures of Animate Nature in the Theory and Practice of Architectural Bionics
  • REDENBACH, Claudia
    TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Random tessellations - How to build random cell structures
  • BRINITZER, Sabine
    TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
    How organic architecture was realized at the beginning of the 20th century - without today's technical capabilities - by translating free forms into calculated, geometric forms 
  • CALANDRIELLO, Antonio; FASOLO, Marco; TALARICO, Valeria
    University of Padua, Italy and Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    The geometric language of the" Brouillon Project". An original interpretative proposal.

Design Theory and Analysis

  • ECONOMOU, Athanassios
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
    Durand Redrawn: A formal description of Durand’s Précis of the Lectures on Architecture.
  • LEE, Ju Hyun and OSTWALD, Michael J.
    University of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia
    Visitor and inhabitant relations in Palladian villas: Syntactical and mathematical measures of weighted and directed spatial configurations
    Technische Universität Berlin, Germany; National Technical University of Athens, Greece and Ecole National Superieure d’Architecture de Belleville, Paris, France
    Design Systemization through Applications of Space Syntax; The example of Alrededor, a geometrical computational methodology for spatial analysis and design
  • CÀNDITO, Cristina and MELONI, Alessandro
    University of Genoa, taly
    Anne Tyng's unrealized projects between ideal geometry and real architecture

Architectural Education

    Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Overview of Geometry of Design Course: Integration of Mathematics with Design in Architectural Education
    Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    Form Follows Parameter. Algorithmic form-finding methods in architectural education
  • EL MAHDY, Deena
    The British University, Egypt
    Making to learn: a pedagogical teaching model from manual to fabrication in architectural education curriculum
  • ŽIŪRIENĖ, Rytė; FISCHNALLER, Franz; LILAS, Žilvinas
    Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania; Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino, Turin, Italy and Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Germany
    Virtual Vilnius as a Playground for Creativity and Learning

Design Methods

  • BORIN, Paolo; GIORDANO, Andrea; BERNARDELLO, Rachele A.; ZANCHETTA, Carlo; GUARNERI, Cristiano; CECCHINI, Cristina         
    University of Padua, Italy
    Configuration vs. structure: form follows functions
  • LORDICK, Daniel and EICHENAUER, Martin
    Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
    Line geometry applied to form finding
  • WERNER, Liss
    Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
    Prototype component for a data-driven 2,5-dimensonal Façade to increase visual Comfort
  • FERREIRA, Maria da Piedade
    Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, Germany
    Embodied Emotions: a methodology for experiments in Corporeal Architecture

Design History

  • KUROISHI, Izumi
    Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
    “Madori” and mathematics of planning in Japanese housing modernization
  • MOLS, Nick
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    Numeric Intersections between Serlio’s and Palladio’s Room Ratios
  • BELO RODEIA, Teresa and COUTO DUARTE, João Miguel
    Lusiada University, Lisbon, Portugal
    The singular application of the Modulor to the Oliveira do Hospital Pousada
  • WILSON, Peter
    Cambridge, MA, USA 
    Irrational Numbers in Vitruvius’s Fanum Basilica

Historical Design Analyses

  • BORK, Robert
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    Geometrical Analysis of Gothic Buildings: changing challenges and opportunities
  • SCHINDLER, Bruno
    RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Built Mathematical Complexity - The Towers of Laon
  • OLIVERO, Lucas Fabian; BANDEIRA ARAUJO, António; ROSSI, Adriana
    Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, Portugal and University of Campania, Aversa, Italy
    Reconstruction of St. Michael’s Church, Hildesheim in cubical perspective
  • FLORIANO, Laura; LIUZZO, Mariangela; MARGANI, Giuseppe
    University KORE, Enna, Italy
    Geometric characterization of late-Baroque domes in Sicily 

Design and Construction History

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    Geometry and actual construction in brick vaults by slices. The case of Carranque in Spain 
  • SALCEDO GALERA, Macarena and GARCIA BAÑO, Ricardo
    Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
    The vault of The Bab El Nasr Gate: an early case of groin vault
  • EFENDIOGLU, Gizem 
    Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Muqarnas Construction Techniques with Geometrical Background
  • CAPONE, Mara and LANZARA, Emanuela
    University of Naples Federico II – Italy
    Search for geometric rules. Procedural model for majolica tiles distribution on domes


  • REK-LIPCZYŃSKA, Agnieszka and KOZŁOWSKA, Izabela
    West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland
    Research into proportions of a historical urban development – example of the New City District of Szczecin
  • NORONHA, Marcela and CELANI, Gabriela
    University of Campinas, Brazil
    Retrofitting Urban Streets to Promote Active Transportation: A computational methodology to assess the impact of design interventions on pedestrian level of service
  • ÇALIŞIR ADEM, Pinar and CAGDAS, Gülen
    Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
    Cellular Automata for a Generative Model in Traditional Cities

Posters and Models – Exhibition

  • BÄUMLER, Werner and LEOPOLD, Cornelie
    Freelance artist Laurin, Treporti - Cavallino (VE), Italy and TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Stairs like walking on a smooth hill
  • BERAN, Filip and PONKA, Matěj
    Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    Descriptive geometry learnt through "graduation work": a secondary school case study
  • CIRILLO, Vincenzo; GALDIERO, Pasquale; LANZARA, Emanuela; ZERLENGA, Ornella
    University of Campania, Italy and University Federico II of Naples, Italy
    Geometric configurations. The majolica dome of the church of Sta Maria della Sanità in Naples
    Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
    Relationship between geometry and stereotomy in the ashlar sail vaults of the Spanish Renaissance
  • PANAROTTO, Federico
    University of Padua, Italy
    From Topology Optimization to BIM Model: an interoperable approach for building elements
    Departamento de Matemáticas, IES Bachiller Sabuco, Albacete, Spain
    The octagonal wooden ceiling of Picasso’s Museum in Malaga and some derived polyhedra and honeycombs
  • SHETH, Kwachit
    Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot, India
    Timbrel Vaulting Technique: Gauging skill acquisition of unskilled labors
  • VIANA, Vera
    Faculty of Architecture of Porto’s University, Portugal
    Towards a systematic approach of topological interlocked assemblies of polyhedral
    Freelance artist, Institute for Flow Research, Herrischried, Germany
    The regular polygon bundles of Carl Kemper
  • ZICH, Ursula; CUMINO, Caterina; PAVIGNANO, Martino
    Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
    About architectural paper models. Geometry as a tool, from design to engineering