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Performance-oriented Design
 

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Research Area: Performance-oriented Design 

Directors: Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel

OCEAN Researchers: Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel, Guillem Baraut Bover, Dr. Pavel Hladik, Jeffrey P. Turko

This research Area was ratified and commenced in 2008.

Project Website: www.performanceorienteddesign.net

This research area is dedicated to the formulation of an inclusive theoretical and mehodological framework for design based on the interaction between the different domains of agency that make up the human environment.

Performance-oriented Architecture, a subset of Performance-oriented Design, focuses on the formulation of an integrative theoretical and methodological framework for architectural design and sustainability. This involves key concepts such as non-discrete and non-anthropocentric architectures. The latter focuses on architecture and ecology relations and multiple species integration in architecture to help sustain ecosystems and biodiversity.

Stage one of the research has been completed with the publication of Performance-oriented Architecture - Rethinking Architecture and the Built Environment, which sets the scene by outlining a number of traits of non-discrete and performance-oriented architecture.

Stage two is currently under way and focuses on the definition of what we call intensely local architecture and local tectonics.

Planned Milestones:

- Dissemination: Intensely Local Architectures and Tectonics book;


Dissemination


Books:

Hensel, M. (2013). AD Primer: Performance-oriented Architecture – Rethinking Architectural Design and the Built Environment. London: AD Wiley. order book


Book Chapters:

Hensel, M. (2012). ‘Performance-oriented Design as a Framework for Research by Design’. Design Innovation for the Built Environment – Research by Design and the Renovation of Practice. London: Routledge. pp. 121-143.

Hensel, M. (2012). ‘Performance-oriented Design from a Material Perspective – Domains of Agency and the Spatial Material Organisation Complex’. Performalism. London: Routledge. pp. 43-48.

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

Hensel, M. (2009). ‘Performance-oriented Design’. Arquitecturas Geneticas III - Genetic Architectures III, Santa Fe NM: SITES Books. pp. 136-149.


Papers + Articles:

Hensel, M., Sunguroğlu Hensel, D., Gharleghi, M. and Craig, S. (2012). ‘Towards an Architectural History of Performance: Auxiliarity, Performance and Provision in Historical Persian Architectures’. Iran – Past, Present and Futures. AD Architectural Design Vol. 82 (3): 26-37.

Hensel, M. (2012). ‘Sustainability from a Performance-oriented Architecture Perspective - Alternative Approaches to Questions regarding the Sustainability of the Built Environment’. Sustainable Development 20 (3): 146-154.

Hensel, M. (2011) ‘Performance-oriented Architecture and the Spatial and Material Organisation Complex -Rethinking the Definition, Role and Performative Capacity of the Spatial and Material Boundaries of the Built Environment’, FORMAkademisk. Vol. 4, 1: pp. 3-23.

Hensel, M. (2010). ‘Performance-oriented Architecture - Towards a Biological Paradigm for Architectural Design and the Built Environment’. FORMAkademisk. Vol. 3, 1: pp. 36-56

Hensel, M., and Menges, A. (2009). 'Patterns in Performance-oriented Design – An Approach towards Pattern Recognition, Generation and Instrumentalisation', AD Pattern in Architecture, AD Architectural Design Vol. 79, 6: 88-93.

Hensel, M. and Menges, A. (2008). 'Inclusive Performance: Efficiency versus Effectiveness', Versatility and Vicissitude – Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design, Architectural Design Vol. 78, 2: 54-63.

Hensel, M. (2008). 'Performance-oriented Design: Precursors and Potentials', Versatility and Vicissitude – Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design, Architectural Design Vol. 78, 2: 48-53.

Hensel, M. and Sunguroğlu, D. (2008). ‘Material Performance’, Versatility and Vicissitude – Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design, Architectural Design Vol. 78, 2: 34-38.

Hensel, M. and Menges, A. (2006). ‘Differentiation and Performance: Multi-Performance Architectures and Modulated Environments’, Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design, AD Architectural Design Vol. 76, 2: 60-69.

Hensel, M. (2006). ‘Towards Self-organisational and Multi-Performance Capacity in Architecture’, Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design, AD Architectural Design Vol. 76, 2: 05-11.

 

Keynote Papers:

Hensel, M. (2012).’Sustaining Sustainability – The Need for alternative Approaches to Architectural Design and Sustainability’. Sustaining Sustainability – Architecture and Ecology 2012. Cornell University School of Architecture in collaboration with RCAT Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics, 03 and 04 February 2012.

Hensel, M. (2010). ‘Performance-oriented Design – A Paradigm for Architecture and the Built Environment’, From Gesamtkunstwerk to Complexity – Architecture on all Scales - NAAR Nordic Association of Architectural Research 2010 Conference, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, 23 April 2010.

Hensel, M. (2010). ‘Performance-oriented Design – A Paradigm for Architecture and the Built Environment’, EKODesign 2010 – International Conference, YEM – The Building Information Center, Istanbul, Turkey, 14 April 2010.

Hensel, M. (2009). ‘Performance-oriented Architecture and Rule-based Design Methods: Embedding Capacities in the Built Environment’, Generate: From Algorithm to Structure – International Seminar on Algorithmic Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland, 30 October 2009.

Hensel, M. (2008). ‘Performance-oriented Design in Architecture’, Critical Visions - RAIA National Conference 2008, The Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Sydney, Australia, 10-12 April 2008.

Hensel, M. (2007). ‘Morpho-Ecologies: Material Systems and Environment Feedback’, Techniques and Technologies – Transfer and Transformation – AASA 2007 Symposium, UTS University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 27-29 September 2007.

 

Symposia and Conference Papers:

Hensel, M. (2012).’Towards Non-anthropocentric Architecture’. Sustaining Sustainability – Architecture and Ecology 2012. Cornell University School of Architecture in collaboration with RCAT Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics, 03 and 04 February 2012.

Hensel M. (2011). ‘The Architecture of Performance – Does that compute?’. Initiative Seminar: Computational Design – Towards a responsible architecture and engineering. Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, 29 November 2011.

Hensel M. (2011). ‘Performance-oriented Architecture an Agenda for Architectural Research and Design’. Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics Inauguration Symposium - Identifying Research Areas for Architecture from an Interdisciplinary and Integrative Perspective. AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, 29 April 2011.

Hensel, M. (2010). ‘Performance-oriented Design from a Material Systems Perspective – Innovating with Material Systems’. Eladio Dieste – Advancing Architecture through Material Systems Innovation Symposium. AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, 08 October 2010.

Hensel, M. (2009). ‘Heterogeneous Materials and Variable Behaviour: Potentials for the Design Disciplines’. Engaging Artefacts NORDES 09 Conference. AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. 31 August 2009.

Hensel, M. (2007). ‘Performance-oriented Design in Architecture’. Cutting Edge Exposure Series. Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. 27 October 2007.

Hensel, M. (2006). ‘Morpho-Ecologies: Synthesising Analogue and Digital Computational Methods towards Performance-oriented Design’. Computational Creativity for Design Symposium. Imperial College London, UK. 28 September 2006.

Hensel, M. (2006). ‘The Purpose of Differentiation in Natural and Man-made Systems’. Differentiated Systems in Nature and Design Symposium. Architectural Association, London, England. 17 March 2006.

Hensel, M. (2005). ‘Multi-performance Systems in Nature and Design’. Tallinn Nordic Architectural Triennale 2005. Tallinn, Estonia. 16 September 2005.

Hensel, M. (2005). ‘Learning from Natural Systems’. Systems and Design 02 Symposium. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England. 24 June 2005.

Hensel, M. (2004). ‘Differentiation and Performance – Towards an Integral and Performance-oriented Design Intelligence’. Modulations / Kennon Symposium 2004. Rice University School of Architecture, Houston, Texas. 15 November 2004.

Hensel, M. (2004). ‘Differentiation and Performance – Towards an Integral and Performance-oriented Design Intelligence’. ACSA Conference 2004. Rice University School of Architecture, Houston. 04-06 November 2004.

Hensel, M. (2004). ‘Differentiation and Performance – Towards a Performance-oriented Design Intelligence’. Design, Future, Identity – 90th Anniversary of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 29 Oct 2004.

Hensel, M. (2004). ‘Curvature Logic – Morphogenesis, Differentiation and Performance in Architectural Design’. TU Delft DSD – PhD Inaugural Conference Session Design & Engineering. DSD - Delft School of Design, Faculty of Architecture - PhD School, Technical University of Delft, Delft, The Netherlands, 10 June 2004.

Hensel, M. (2001). ‘Dynamic Exchanges - Further Reflections on Gradient Threshold Models in Architecture’. Transitions – Dynamic Spatial Models Symposium. Architectural Association, London, England. 21 July 2001.

Hensel, M. (1999). ‘Ruptures, Fluctuations and Exchange – Speculations on Gradient Threshold Models’. Strategic Space - Urbanity in the twenty-first Century. International Forum for Design, Ulm, Germany. 24-26 September 1999.

Hensel, M. (1998). ‘Gradient Threshold Models in Architectural Design’. Dynamic Relations in Design Symposium. NAL - The Norwegian Academy of Architecture, Oslo, Norway. 05 December 1998.

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