Spatial Slur is an ongoing catalogue of computational design research by David Reeves. It aims to serve as both a personal documentation tool and a learning resource by supplementing visuals with source code, examples, and explanations of the processes that generate them.


David Reeves is a designer, programmer, and researcher who finds writing about himself in the third person very uncomfortable. He currently works at Zaha Hadid Architects as a member of the Computation and Design (CODE) team – an internal research group who share a common interest in the use of algorithms as a design medium.

David’s research focuses on the application of numerical methods within architectural design modelling. Specifically, he is interested in how such methods can facilitate the exploration of novel solution spaces by augmenting the designer’s ability to negotiate large sets of highly coupled design criteria.

Particle interaction via chemotaxis
Programmatic self-organization via chemotaxis