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Auxiliary Architectures
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Research Area: Auxiliary Architectures 
Directors: Prof. Dr. Michael Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel, Dr. Pavel Hladik, Jeffrey P. Turko 
Collaborating OCEAN members: Christina Doumpioti, Asst. Prof. Joakim Hoen, Asst. Prof. Søren Sørensen, Prof. Birger Sevaldson, Adj. Prof. Guillem Baraut Bover

Research Area ratification: 2007
Duration of Research: 2007 - ongoing


Auxiliary architectures constitute a potent way to organise space and modulate micro-climatic environments in already build up contexts in which it is not possible to modify or replace the urban fabric or buildings. Such supplementary interventions can provide an extended architectural threshold between exterior and interior for versatile use, a heterogeneous micro-climate and a significant reduction of climate impact on the initial climate skin and interior. Consequently Auxiliary Architectures can provide an integrated approach to architectural design and sustainability. The Auxiliary Architectures research area focuses on performance-oriented research by design, the development of versatile design solutions as well as related design methods that integrate analogue form-finding with advanced computational design methods.

Currently in production:
- Design Projects: Auxiliary Architecture project for a modernist housing estate in London;
- Dissemination: Auxiliary Architectures article for AD Constructions (2015)
- Research and Education / Design and Build: SCL34s Studio, Community Center in Pumanque, Chile


MILESTONES

Projects

2014 - New project currently in production
2012 - M-Velope Phase 01
2008 - MM -Tent - Membrella Phase 01
2008 - Bylgia Membrane Installation at FRAC Orleans, France


Projects in Educational Contexts

2014 - Community Centre in Pumanque, Chile - SCL Studio, Info
2012 - 'Las Piedras del Cielo', Open City, Ritoque, Chile - SCL Studio Info
2009 - 'Luminous Veils' Membrane Installation at Izmir University of Economy, Izmir, Turkey


Integrated Research + Architectural Education


2014: SCL34s Studio - at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Prof. Christian Cordua Hermansen, Asst. Prof. Solveig Sandness, Joakim Hoen, Håkon Matre Aasarød.

2012: SCL33s Studio - at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Prof. Christian Cordua Hermansen, Asst. Prof. Solveig Sandness, Joakim Hoen.

2012: The Extended Threshold - Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics Studio at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Prof. Søren Sørensen, Joakim Hoen, Prof. Guillem Baraut Bover.

2010: Auxiliary Architectures Studio at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Supervisors: rof. Michael Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel and Prof. Dr. Birger Sevaldson.

2009: Auxiliary Architectures: Membrane and Cable-net Systems Workshop at the University of Economy in Izmir. Supervisors: Prof. Michael Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel.

2008: Membrane Spaces Studio at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Supervisors: Prof. Michael Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel and Prof. Dr. Birger Sevaldson.

2007: Membrane Spaces Masterclass at the University of Technology in Sydney. Supervisors: Innovation Fellows Michael Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel.


Dissemination


Books:

Hensel, M. (2012). AD Primer: Performance-oriented Architecture – Rethinking Architectural Design and the Built Environment. London: AD Wiley.


Book Chapters:

Turko, J., Sunguroğlu Hensel, D., and Sevaldson, B. (2012). OCEAN. In: Grobman, Y. and Neuman, E. Performalism -Form and Performance in digital Architecture. London: Routledge. pp. 142-149.

Papers + Articles currently in production:

Hensel, M., Sunguroğlu Hensel, D., Hladik, P. Hoen, J., Sørensen, S.,Turko, J. (2015) 'Auxiliary Architectures - Intensely Local Supplementary Architectures', In: Hensel, M. and Hermansen, C. Eds. AD Constructions - Experimental Architectures in Architecture and Education', AD Wiley: London.


Papers + Articles:

Hensel, M. and Sunguroğlu Hensel, D. (2010). 'Extended Thresholds III: Auxiliary Architectures’. Turkey: At the Threshold, AD Architectural Design Vol. 80, 1: 76-83.

Hensel, M. and Sunguroğlu Hensel, D. (2009). ‘Ara Mekânlar Üreten Membran Sistemler’, XXI 79: 18-20.

Hensel, M. and Menges, A. (2008). 'Membranen', Form Follows Performance – Zur Wechselwirkung von Material, Struktur, Umwelt, Arch+ 188: 66-75.

Hensel, M. and Menges, A. (2008). 'Membrane Spaces’, Versatility and Vicissitude – Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design, Architectural Design Vol. 78, 2: 74-79.


Exhibitions:

2010: Envelopes – Architects Unfinished Experiments with Building ‘Skins’ @ Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, 18 Sep – 24 Oct.

2010: Envelopes – Architects Unfinished Experiments with Building ‘Skins’ @ Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, USA, 05 Mar – 01 May.

2008: Performalism – Form and Performance in Digital Architecture - Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, 27 June – 13 Sep.

2008: Conception Performative @ FRAC Centre Orléans, Orléans, France, 08 Feb – 15 June.

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