"Unstable Matters - Designing with Living Organisms" Nancy Diniz, Publisher TBA (forthcoming 2021)

"Data and Design: Methods of Computational Design Strategies" Edited by Nancy Diniz, Frank Melendez and Marcella del Signore, Routledge (forthcoming July 2020)

"Drawing from the Model; Fundamentals of Digital Drawing, 3D Modeling and Visual Programming in Architectural Design" Frank Melendez by Wiley 2019. >> Available for purchase here


"Wearing your air – an architecture for unstable environments", Nancy Diniz and Ben Anderson In Armstrong, R. and Ferracina, S. eds."Unconventional Computing - Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture". Riverside Architectural Press, 2013, pp. 172-175

"Teaching physical computing in interior architecture studio agendas", Nancy Diniz, in Rogers P., Edit. “Interiors Education Futures, Contemporary Insights” Libri Publishing Ltd Editions, ISBN: 978 1 907471 52, 2012

Leitão C. edition 'Portugal Now, New Country Position', Published by the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2008

Yu Tung Liu 'Demonstrating Digital Architecture', 5th Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design Award - FEIDAD 2004, Pages: 181-183, Birkhauser Issue, 2006


bioMATTERS mycellium panels featured at BLUEPRINT Magazine Issue 369 The Materials Issue, May 2020

Diniz, N., Melendez, F. (2019) 'The Unseen Reality - Visualizing Phenomena Through Living Systems' in 'Realities' ADJACENT Issue 5, published by ITP & IMA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

"Embryonic Spaces" in PASAGES DE ARQUITECTURA Y CRITICA Diiseño e Innovación - N°148 / 2019

“Visualizing Fluorescent Bacteria using Augmented Reality” featured in interview with Christine Marizzi collaborator in the 'Artifical Lucidum' project, Nature Volve Digital Magazine, 2018

"Delicious Design Solution"', piece on Nancy Diniz’s research on edible materials featured on Inside Rensselaer Bulletin, 15 Sept 2015

Arq|a| Architecture Magazine,"Physical computing"', Edition 107 May 2013

Expresso Magazine, 'O grande êxodo dos arquitetos/ The great exodus of Architects' collective interview of several architects working abroad. Jan 2013

Generation Z "Augmented Architectures 2003-09" May 2009

Diniz, N., “Ready-to-make architecture”, NADA Magazine, 4rd issue, January 05, 2005

Diniz, N., Branco, C.,"Code: the next architectural language", NADA Magazine, 3rd issue, September 2004


Diniz, N., Melendez, F., (2019) “Expanded Perceptions: Blending Physical and Virtual Environments through Mobile Sensed Data" in Proceedings for Projects ACADIA 2019, Ubiquity and Autonomy, 24 - 26 Oct 2019, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas US

Diniz, N., Melendez, F., (2019) Body Architectures” in Proceedings for "Artificial Realities – Virtual as an Aesthetic Medium in Architectural Ideation” Symposium, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019 Associated Project, "The Poetics of Reason", 14-18 October 2019, ISCTE-IUL Lisbon Portugal

Diniz, N., Melendez, F., Boonyapanachoti, W., F. Morales, S., (2019) “Body Architectures - Real time data visualization and responsive immersive environments" in Proceedings for eCAADe+SIGraDI 2019, Architecture in the Age of the 4th Revolution, 11 – 13 Sep 2019, Faculdade de Arquitectura, Porto University, Porto Portugal

Melendez, F. (2019) “Architectural Drawing and Physical Computing: From Points and Projections to Sensors and Data" in Proceedings for 107th ACSA Annual Meeting, BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture's Core in the Post-Digital Era, March 28-30, 2019, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh US

Diniz, N., Melendez, F. (2018) “Wearable Sensors – Simulating Biotic Growth Patterns’ in Proceedings for ACADIA 2018, Recalibration- On Precision and Infidelity, 18 – 21 Oct 2018, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City Mexico

Diniz, N., Melendez, F. (2018) “Playing with Growth Patterns: Merging Biotechnology and Architectural Design to Sense Environmental Toxins’ in Proceedings for 2018 ACSA Fall Conference PLAY with the rules, 11 – 13 Oct 2018, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee US

Aydogan, A., Melendez, F. (2018) "Dynamic arcihtectural systems to improve air quality and reduce energy consumption" in Projects Proceedings for 13th Conference in Advanced Building Skins, 1-3 October 2018, Bern Switzerland

Diniz, N., Melendez, F. (2018) "Towards a Semi Living Materiality" in Academic Proceedings for 'Intersections' 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2018)/DIgifest5, 23-30 June 2018, Durban University of Technology, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban South Africa

Diniz, N., Melendez, F. (2016) "Embryonic Spaces – Living and Synthetic Matter for Wearable Devices" in Projects Proceedings for ACADIA 2016, Post Human Frontiers: Data, Designers and Cognitive Machines, 27 – 29 October, 2016, University of Michigan Taubman College, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

Melendez, F., Diniz, N. (2016) "Liquid Actuated Elastomers: Soft Corporeal Architectural Systems" in Projects Proceedings for ACADIA 2016, Post Human Frontiers: Data, Designers and Cognitive Machines, 27 – 29 Oct, 2016, University of Michigan Taubman College, Ann Arbor, Michigan US

Diniz, N., Melendez, F. (2016) "Interfacing Skin" in Projects Proceedings for ACSA International Conference, CROSS-AMERICAS: PROBING DISGLOBAL NETWORKS, June 29- July 1, 2016, Santiago Chile Chile.

Diniz, N., Melendez, F. (2016) "Liminal Mechanisms - Encoding and Biofabricating Architecture" in proceedings for CHI 2016 CrossFAB workshop, Session: Envisioned Cross-Disciplinary Research Project', 7-8 May 2016, San Jose US

Keena, N., Aly Etman M., Diniz, N., Rempel,A., Dyson,A. (2016) "A new parametric framework motivating environmentally conscious design", in proceedings for the PLEA Conference 2016, 11-13 July,
Los AngelesUS

Keena, N., Aly Etman M., Diniz, N., Rempel,A., Dyson, A. (2016) "Towards an Emergy evaluation Framework to visualize and map energy and material flows onto Built Environment Life Cycle Analysis", in proceedings for the 9th Biennial Emergy Research Conference, University of Florida, Gainsvile, 7-9 January 2016, Florida USA

Diniz, N., Aly Etman M., (2015) "Design Strategies for Inter-scalar Surfaces using a Textile Biomaterial", TXA Emerging Design + Technology, 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo, 5-7 Nov 2015, Dallas USA

Diniz, N., (2015) 'Anatomy of a Prototype', in Proceedings for ACADIA 2015 Computational Ecologies, 22-24 Oct 2015, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Melendez, F. and Clifford D. (2015) “Responsive Architectural Interventions: Mediating Between the Built and Natural Environments”, Building Technology Educator’s Society (BTES), 2015 BTES International Conference, Intersections & Adjacencies: Leadership in Architectural Technology Education

Melendez, F. (2015) “Computation and Clay: Evolving Fabrication and Performance Strategies for Ceramics in Architecture”, 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA)/Association for Collegiate Schools in Architecture (ACSA) Intersections Conference, Intersections Between the Academy and Practice: Applied Research in Architecture Education That Advances Practice

Melendez, F., Gannon, M., Jacobson-Weaver, Z. and Toulkeridou, V. (2014) “Adaptive Pneumatic Frameworks”, Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Design Agency, 2014

Diniz, N., Liang, H., (2014) A Mobile Sensing Kit for Urban Analysis - more legible, quantifiable intangible and temporary data ", in conference proceedings for eCAADe 2014 FUSION, Northumbria University, 10-12 September 2014, Newcastle, UK

Melendez, F., and Cantrell, B. (2013) “Synthetic Ecological Frameworks”, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ACSA 101: New Constellations, New Ecologies, 2013

Melendez, F., and Cantrell, B. (2013) “Responsive Ecological Frameworks”, Fresh Punches: Experimental Architecture Exhibition Catalogue, authors: Nathan Hume, Abigail Coover Hume, and Paul Ruppert, 2013

Diniz, N., Liang, H., (2013) "Real-time Environmental Sensing - Adaptive Surfaces for Architecture", in conference proceedings for AMBIENT 2013, The third International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies, 29 September – 3 October 2013, Porto, Portugal

Liang, H., Diniz, N., Wang, K., Man, K., Wan, K., Lim, G., Zhang, N., (2013) “Responsive, Dynamic Architectural Surfaces: From Conceptualization to Implementation” IAENG International Journal of Computer Science, Volume 40 Issue 3, pp134-142

Diniz, N., Anderson, B. (2013) “Breathe – wearing your air” in conference Proceedings for the ISEA 2013-19th International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2013, “Resistance is Futile”, “Spaces and Ecologies” panel, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 6-17 June 2013

Diniz, N., Anderson, B., Liang, H., Laing, R. (2012) “Mapping the Experience of Space”, in conference proceedings for SIGraDi 2012, the 16th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Fortaleza, Brazil 13-16 November, 2012, pp. 550-553

Diniz, N., Duarte, C., Guimaraes, N. (2012) “Mapping interaction onto media facades” in conference proceedings for The First International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, 4- 5 June 2012, Porto, Portugal

Diniz, N. (2012) “Process-driven concepts, digital agendas in studio teaching” in conference proceedings for CAADRIA 2012, 25-28th April 2012, Chennai India

Melendez, F., and Cantrell, B. (2012) “Responsive Systems”, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ACSA International Conference, CHANGE: Architecture, Education, Practices, 2012

Melendez, F., and Cantrell, B. (2012) “Responsive Ecological Design Strategies”, European Association for Architectural Education / Architectural Research Centers Consortium (EAAE / ARCC) International Conference on Architectural Research, Cities in Transformation – Research & Design, 2012

Diniz, N. (2011) “Sensing the Environment, Using Physical Computing Technologies in Interior Architecture Academic Projects”, “Interior Futures ’11”, 3-4 March 2011], School of Design, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Melendez, F., and Cantrell, B. (2011) “Ecological Responsibility”, ICOHTEC, Technology: The Arts and Industrial Culture, 2011,

Diniz, N. (2010) “Game of Boundary”, 4th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC'10), University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 12–14 July 2010

Diniz, N. (2008) “Experiments in Evolving Spatial Interactions" for ARTECH '08, 4th International Conference on Digital Arts, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal, 7-8 November 2008

Diniz, N. (2008) “Body Tailored Space, Experiments in Evolving Spatial Interactions" for SIGGRAPH '08, Los Angeles, USA, 5-9 August 2008

Diniz, N. (2008) “Configuring Space Through Embodiment" ISEA 2008 –International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore, 25 July to 3 August 2008

Diniz, N. (2008) “Body Tailored Space" CAADRIA 2008 - Beyond Computer Aided Design", Chiang Mai, Thailand, 9-12 April 2008

Diniz, N. (2007) “Augmented Membranes" for Proceedings of Ubicomp 2007- "Transitive Materials" Workshop, Innsbruck, Austria, 16 September 07

Diniz, N., Turner, A., (2007) “Towards a Living Architecture" for Proceedings of ACADIA 2007 Expanding Bodies, Halifax, Canada, 4- 7 October 2007

Diniz, N., Branco, C., Dias, M. (2007) “Nausea Transformer”, in Proceedings of Siggraph 2007, 34th International Conference an Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, San Diego, USA, 5-9 Aug 2007

Diniz, N., Branco, C., Dias, M., and Turner, A. (2007) “Morphosis: an interactive membrane” in Proceedings of CAAD Futures 2007, 12th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design, Sydney, Australia, 11-13 Jul 2007

Diniz, N., Branco, C. (2006) “Long live the video flesh [after videodrome], Envisioning mutable surfaces for architecture” in Proceedings of the Information Visualisation, 10th International Conference on IV'06 IEEE, London, UK, 5-7 July 2006

Diniz, N., Branco, C. (2007) “An interactive membrane, exploring interactive materials for architecture” for DCC’06, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 10-12 July 2006

Diniz, N., Branco, C. (2004) “An Evolution on Free Hand Form Generation” in Proceedings of ARTECH 2004, First Workshop in Digital Arts - Digital Technology in the service of dreams and creativity”, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, July 2004

Diniz, N., Branco, C., (2004) “Interacting with Light” in Proceedings of ARTECH 2004, First Workshop in Digital Arts-Digital Technology in the service of dreams and creatity”, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, July 2004

Diniz, N., Branco, C. (2004) “An Approach to 3D Digital Design – Free Hand Form Generation” in Proceedings for Information Visualisation, 8th International Conference on IV'04 IEEE, London, UK, 14-16 July 2004

Diniz, N., Branco, C. (2004) “An Approach to 3D Digital Design” in Proceedings for DCC’04, MIT, Massachusetts, USA, 19-21 Jul 2004

Dias, J.M. et al, “Mix Design, Tangible Mixed Reality for Architectural Design” in Proceedings for SIACG 2002 – 1st Ibero-American Symposium in Computer Graphics Congress, Guimarães, Portugal, 1-5 July 2002

Dias, J.M. et al (2002) “Mix Design, Tangible Mixed Reality for Architectural Design” in Proceedings for ISMAR 2002 – International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Darmstadt, Germany, 30 September-1 October 2002

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