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Computational Design + Augmented Reality

Proposed Research Area: Computational Design + Augmented Reality

Directors: Asst. Prof. Søren Sørensen, Joakim Hoen, Prof. Dr. Michael Hensel

Collaborators: Christina Doumpioti, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel, Dr. Pavel Hladik

This research Area was ratified and commenced in 2012.

The research area aims to focus on [i] the integration of advanced computational design in the architectural design workflow, [ii] context-specific critical conditions and processes, and [iii] real time visualization. The computational design strand of inquiry comprise the relation between praxis and experimental architecture, development of data-driven computational design processes, analysis and simulation with the aim to develop the performative potential of an informed non-standard architecture. Addressing the role of real time, locally and context specific data sets versus closed data sets, integrated methods and working approach leading towards a unified toolset, amended workflow and workspace of architects. Various forms of visualization technologies as augmented- and virtual reality, the development of systems and processes for materialization will be central to the research project.

One strand of this research is facilitated by and focuses on the development of OCEAN's Virtual Computational Design Laboratory [VCDL].

Another strand of this research is closely connected to the integrated research and teaching environment of the Advanced Computational Design Laboratory [ACDL] at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.


Integrated Research + Architectural Education

2014: Virtual Computational Design Laboratory [VCDL]  - established in the OCEAN Design Research Association by Christina Doumpioti, Pavel Hladik, Asst. Prof. Søren Sørensen, Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Joakim Hoen.

2014: Advanced Computational Design Laboratory [ACDL]  - established at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Asst. Prof. Søren Sørensen, Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Joakim Hoen.


Book Chapters:

Hensel, M. (2012) ‘Modelling Modelling – Trajectories in Developing Instrumental Design Processes’. In Ayres, P. ed. Persistent Modelling, London: Routledge, pp. 71-80.

Hensel M. (2010). 'Material Systems and Environmental Feedback Dynamics'. Emergent Technologies and Design: A Biological Paradigm for Architecture, London: Routledge, pp. 63-81.

Papers + Articles currently in production:

Hensel, M. and Sørensen, S. (2014) ‘Computational Design en route to intensely local Architectures’, In: Bier, H. and Knight, T eds. Dynamics of data-driven Design - Footprint 15.

Published Papers + Articles:

Hensel, M. and Sørensen, S. (2013) ‘En route to Performance-oriented Architecture - The Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics: Integrating Architectural Education with Research by Design along a practice-oriented Perspective’. In: Prof. Djordje Stojanovic ed, Architectural Education in the Post-digital Age - SAJ Serbian Architecture Journal 5 (2): 106-131.


2014: Informed Non-Standard - Integrated Computational Design in Architecture @ Galleri AHO, Oslo, Norway, 30 April - 24 May 2014 Info

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