Computational design research

Computational design research is in Slider’s DNA. We focus on developing innovative applications for architecture and the built environment.


Our research interests include but are not limited to design and construction automation, BIM, communication in the built environment, computational design and design systems. The core knowledge and expertise we bring to the research team combines architecture and design thinking with computation, web application and software development.


We are always looking out for new research projects as partners or subcontractors.
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House configurators

House Configurator

Slider, in collaboration with Creatomus Solutions, delivers online house configurators that enable home buyers to customise designs of their future homes in an interactive and engaging manner. Residential property developers, house manufacturers and architects use our technology to promote their flexible and modular house types.

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Computing energy-efficient housing layouts

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Slider has been researching methods to maximise passive energy gain and minimise the need for expensive high-tech solutions

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Visual feedback software


Slider Studio developed the very first protoypes for Stickyworld, an online consultation and engagement platform for the built environment. In 2010 a separate company formed to commercialise the technology.

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Democratic design tool

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YouCanPlan is a democratic design tool enabling local people to participate in the planning processes for their area.

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Rapid housing scenarios


Slider developed software that generates rapid housing scenarios for large scale masterplanning, residential and mixed use developments.

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