RCAT - Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics

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INFORMED NON-STANDARD | LOCAL ARCHITECTURES AND URBANISM

[This research area is located within the Performance-oriented Architecture research and is related to  Advanced Computational Design in Architecture]

 

 RESEARCH LEADERS  

Asst. Prof. Søren S. Sørensen and Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel 


 RESEARCH TEAM  

Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Asst. Prof. Søren S. Sørensen, Asst. Prof. Joakim Wiig Hoen, Sofia Martins da Cunha, Research Fellow Sareh Saeidi


 COLLABORATORS 

Bollinger and Grohmann

Snøhetta

OCEAN Design Research Association

 

 STATUS 

Research commenced in 2011 - ongoing


 OUTLINE  

The objective of this research area is to further develop the potential of non-standard architecture in terms of a data-driven design approach to enables designs to be informed and based on locally specific circumstances and conditions. In so doing the research area is located within the Performance-oriented Architecture approach (Hensel, 3013) and utlizes research-by-design within an integrated research and teaching environment. The RCAT | ACDL Studio serves as the laboratory for this research that integrtes master and PhD level research.

Related Master-level Studios:

RCAT | ACDL Studio 2014_02 > Oslo Eastjord - High-debsity low-rise Oslo

RCAT | ACDL Studio 2015_01 > Living Bridges on Akerselva - Polycentrism and Neighbourhood Incubation

RCAT | ACDL Studio 2015_02 > Performative Envelopes

RCAT | ACDL Studio 2016_01 > 24 Hour Oslo - Architecture and Demographic Change

RCAT | ACDL Studio 2016_02 > Architecture and Productive Landscapes 01

RCAT | ACDL Studio 2017_01 > Architecture and Productive Landscapes 02

 

 PUBLICATIONS 


PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

Hensel, M. (2015). 'Thoughts and Experiments en Route to Intensely Local Architectures'. In: Beim, A., Bundgaard, C. and Frier Hvejsel, M. Eds. Every Tectonics - Nordic Journal of Architectural Research Vol.1: 11-33. online


OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES AND PAPERS

Hensel, M. (2015) ‘Auxiliary Architectures: Augmenting Existing Architectures with Performative Capacities’. In: Hensel, M. and Hermansen, C. Eds. Constructions – An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures. AD Architectural Design Vol. 85 (2): 116-119.

Sørensen, S.S. (2015) 'Informed Non-standard - En Route to Non-standard Informative Architecture'. In: Hensel, M. and Hermansen, C. Eds. Constructions – An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures. AD Architectural Design Vol. 85 (2): 110-115.

 

 EXHIBITIONS 

Multi-functional Buildings 01 - The Return of the Living Bridges, 12 - 22 May 2015 @ Galleri AHO, Oslo, Norway

Informed Non-Standard - Integrated Computational Design in Architecture, 28 April - 24 May 2014 @ Galleri AHO, Oslo, Norway


 PHDs 

2012-17 Asst. Prof. Søren S. Sørensen Thesis Title: Informed Non-Standard Architecture. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel

2014-17 Research Fellow Sareh Saeidi Thesis Title: Envelope as Versatile Organiser of Space. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel