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CONFERENCES + SYMPOSIA


The Changing Shape of Practice - Integrating Research and Design in Architectural Practice 

International Symposium - Friday 20 September 2013 at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

TOPIC

Architectural practices worldwide have to deal with increasingly complex design requirements. How do practices acquire the ability to do so? This one-day symposium will focus on the increasing integration of research undertaken in architectural practices of different sizes all over the world. What kinds and forms of knowledge are needed and produced in different types of practices? How are results, new knowledge and competences documented, shared and disseminated internally as well as externally? New strategies are today developed in relation to sustainability as well as inter- and trans-disciplinary research efforts, and other competences are needed in architectural practice. Is research itself now used as a strategic tool by architectural offices? What does this mean for education and research training? How is architectural research shaped by practice, and how is in turn architectural practice changed? The symposium will address these questions by showing and discussing some examples of research taking place in architectural practice, how it is organized and facilitated within the structure of the practices, and how it is related to their specific scope of work.

The symposium is the first milestone in the collaboration between Chalmers Architecture, RCAT - Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics and the OCEAN Design Research Association on the topic. This will be followed by a book to be published in 2014 (Routledge) under the same title as the symposium. The book will include contributions by the practices presenting at the symposium as well as: OMA/AMO, Kengo Kuma, Thomas Herzog and Partners, Buro Happold, et al.

PARTICIPATING PRACTICES

Kieran Timberlake (US), Foster & Partners (UK), 3xN (DK), Helen & Hard (NO), White (SE)

PROGRAM

Friday 20 September
Venue: Auditorium RunAn, Chalmers, Göteborg
Chairs: Michael Hensel and Fredrik Nilsson.

09.00 Coffee
09.30 Introduction
09.50 3xN
Kasper Guldager Jørgensen, Director of the innovation unit GxN, 3xN.
10.40 White
Fredrik Nilsson, Head of Research and Development, and
Marja Lundgren, Research Coordinator, White.
11.30 Lunch
13.00 KieranTimberlake
Billie Faircloth, Research Director, KieranTimberlake.
13.50 Helen & Hard
Siv Helene Stangeland & Reinhard Kropf, Founding Partners, Helen & Hard.
14.40 Coffee
15.00 Foster & Partners
Francis Aish, Head of Applied Research & Development, Foster & Partners.
15.50 Swedish Association of Architects
PehrMikael
Sällström & Annika von Scheele, Swedish Association of Architects
16.10 Panel discussion
17.00 End

ORGANIZERS

The symposium is jointly organized by the research environment ‘Architecture in the Making’ at Chalmers Architecture, RCAT Research Centre of Architecture and Tectonics at  AHO – Oslo School of Architecture and Design, OCEAN Design Research Association, and the Swedish Association of Architects.

REGISTRATION

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required, simply fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_gfIeZpCbfjx70ma3jdwalvD6YjVYz16y47pC_j3cLU/viewform
More information and updated programme will be available at:
www.architectureinthemaking.se


KEYNOTES


Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel

Hensel, M. (2013). ‘Research by Design in Architecture – A pluralistic field and a particular approach’. Research methods based on Art, Design and Intervention Seminar. Centre for Strategic Urban Research, Architecture and Media Technology, Aalborg University and Platform Urban Landscapes, Aarhus School of Architecture, Platform 4, Aalborg, Denmark. 18 January 2013.

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 - 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.


Prof. Dr. Birger R. Sevaldson

 

Sevaldson B. (2011). 'The Emergence of Systems Oriented Design' Opening Seminar, kolding School of Design, Kolding, Denmark. 7. September 2011.

Sevaldson B. (2006) ‘OCEAN NORTH'. Arkitekturdagene 2006 - Association of Swedish Architects, Stockholm, Sweden.

Sevaldson B. (2004) 'Ways of Working', Digitale Designprodukter Conference, Kolding, Denmark. January 2004.


CONFERENCE + SYMPOSIA PAPERS


Prof. Dr.Michael U. Hensel

Hensel, M. (2013).’Why Architecture must respond to Urban Ecology and how responses might commence’. Designing for Biodiversity – Architectural Responses to Urban Ecology. Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 2013. Cornell University School of Architecture in collaboration with RCAT Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics, 01 February 2013.

Hensel, M. and Turko, J. (2013). ‘Grounds and Envelopes from an Ecological Perspective’. Designing for Biodiversity – Architectural Responses to Urban Ecology. Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 2013. Cornell University School of Architecture in collaboration with RCAT Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics, 01 February 2013.

Hensel, M. (2012).’Towards Non-anthropocentric Architecture’. Sustaining Sustainability – Architecture and Ecology. Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 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). ‘Integrated Research at the Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics’. Sverre Fehn Symposium 2011: Research Frameworks, Areas and Trajectories in Architecture. AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, 27 October 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). ‘The Heterogeneity of Wood as an Opportunity for Architectural Design based on Biodiversity Forestry’. Report to the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture. AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design. 15 February 2010.

Hensel, M. (2010). ‘Research by Design in Architectural Education and Practice’. Research-based Education. The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions. University of Tromsø, Norway, 11-12 October 2010.

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. (2008). ‘Morpho-Ecologies and Textile Tectonics’. Textile Tectonics - Ventulett Symposium. Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA, 08 November 2008.

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). ‘Synthetic Life Architectures’. Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design Symposium. DAM German Museum of Architecture, Frankfurt, Germany. 19 May 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). ‘Learning from Natural Systems’. Systems and Design 02 Symposium. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England. 24 June 2005.

Hensel, M. (2005). ‘From Biologics to Life-Architectures - Introduction to Key-Indicators for a Shift from Metaphors to Literal Models of Living Nature for Architectural Design’. Form_D – Developments in Digital Design Symposium. Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. 07 April 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). ‘Morphogenesis in Design - Towards an operative Notion of Differentiation and Performance’. SAARQ 0304 Proceso – Producto Conference. TEC de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. 23-24 September 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. (2004). ‘Finding [Exotic] Form – The Evolution of Form-finding as a Design Method’. Emergence – Morphogenetic Design Strategies Symposium. AD Wiley Academy and the Architectural Association; Architectural Association, London, England, 15 May 2004.

Hensel, M. (2001). ‘Process-oriented Design in Architecture - Teaching the Open-ended’. Education and Practice in Architecture Inaugural Symposium. AHO - Oslo School of Architecture, Oslo. 09 November 2001.

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. (2001). ‘motion-space’. After the Diagram - Performative Notations in Architecture, Dance, Film and Music Symposium. Architectural Association, London, England. 11-12 May 2001.

Hensel, M. (2000). ‘Feed it Forward – Towards Time-based Design and an Architecture of Change’. Intensive Urbanism Symposium. Architectural Association, London, England. 22 July 2000.

Hensel, M. (2000). ‘Infrastructural Projects as Opportunities for Inclusive Design – The Landsc(r)aper Bridge’. Living Bridges - Urban Utopias Symposium. NRW Forum for Culture and Economy, Düsseldorf, Germany, 15 August 2000.

Hensel, M. (2000). Baumer 2000 Symposium - Information and Organisational Strategies in Architectural Production. Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 07-08 April 2000.

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.


Prof. Dr. Peter Jones

Jones, P. (2013). A Service Design Approach to Clinical Informatics: Designing resources for the realities of clinical work. Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, Toronto, Canada. Oct 3, 2013.

Jones, P. (2013). Redesigning Healthcare: As if your future depended on it. Conference Board of Canada, 2nd Summit on Sustainable Health and Health Care, Toronto, Canada. October 30-31, 2013.


Prof. Dr. Birger R. Sevaldson

Sevaldson B. (2012). 'Expanding Contexts: A Strategy for Super-Complexity' Sustaining Sustainability Conference. Cornell University. Department of Architecture. Ithaca, NY.

Sevaldson B. (2011) 'GIGA-Mapping: Visualisation for complexity and systems thinking in design' at NORDES 2011, 30th May 2011.

Sevaldson B., Vavik T. (2010) 'Exploring relations between Ergonomics and Systems Oriented Design' at NES 2010 conference, Stavanger, Norway.

Sevaldson B. (2010) 'On systems oriented design'. 9th march, Presentation at NAL. Hearing conference for the building environment strategic plan by the Norwegian Government.

Sevaldson B. (2009). 'Three OCEAN installations in five versions'. Art and architecutre seminar at NAL and NIL, 01 December 2009.

Sevaldson B. (2007) 'Exploring digital design' presented at CMC Conference 07, Competence & Media Convergence, University of Oslo.

Sevaldson B. (2006) 'Digitale Designprosesser' at the annual meeting of the Association of Norwegian Interior Architects and Furniture Designers (NIL). Tønsberg, Norway.

Sevaldson B. (2005) 'Digital Design and Fabrication in Architecture - Shifting Paradigms?' (with Martin Bechthold). Fehnsymposium, Domkirkeodden, Hamar and Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway.

Sevaldson B. (2004) "Digital Design Techniques" invited lecturer at Symposium for Advanced Simulation and Generative Design at Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

Sevaldson B. (2004) 'Designing Time: A laboratory for time-based design' at the Future Ground conference, DRS, Melbourne, November 2004.

Sevaldson B. (2002) 'Design og ide-utvikling ved hjelp av IT-verktøy' at Steel-IT, Lillestrøm, Norway.

Sevaldson B. (2000) 'Digital Design Strategies' Cumulus Helsinki. 28th may.

Sevaldson B. (2000) 'Eksperimentelle digitale designmetoder' Presentatjon at Industridesign-dagen, CAD/CAM 2000. Oslo.11th May.

Chair for industridesigndagene.

Sevaldson B. (2000) 'The Integrated Conglomerate Approach', at the Doctoral Education in Design Conference by the Design Research Society. La Clusaz, France.

Sevaldson B. (1999) 'Research Design in Design Research' Cumulus conference. Rome.

Sevaldson B. (1999) 'Research on Digital Design Strategies' at the Useful and Critical design research conference, University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki.S

Sevaldson B. (1998) 'Research Education and International Collaboration in Design Research'. Cumulus Prag. 24 April 1998.

Sevaldson B. (1998) 'Internet-based 3D-Chat Environments'. Cumulus, Dublin. September 1998.

Sevaldson B. (1998) 'New Digital Design Strategies'. at Adaptive Technologies and Smart Materials, Architectural Association, London.  25-26th November 1998.

Sevaldson B. (1998)  'New Digital Design Strategies' at OAF seminar. 05 December 1998.

Sevaldson B. (1998) 'Relations in Design', at Virtuell Arkitektur, OAF. With Kim Baumann Larsen. 03 December 1998

 

Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel

Sunguroğlu Hensel D. (2011).'Multiple Performance Integration based on Wood and Clay-based Systems'. Identifying Research Areas for Architecture from an Interdisciplinary and Integrative Perspective. Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics Inauguration Symposium, AHO - Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway. 29 April 2011.

Sunguroğlu Hensel D. (2009). ‘Exploring Tools, Techniques and Technologies for a Performance-oriented Integral Design Process'. Engaging Artefacts - NORDES 09 Conference. AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. 31 August 2009.

Sunguroğlu Hensel D. (2008). ‘Formgeneration in Performance-oriented Design'. Forum: Form 2008 Conference, Forum Form, Røros, Norway. 06-07 November 2008.

Sunguroğlu Hensel D. (2008). ‘Complex Brick Assemblies'. Critical Visions - RAIA National Conference 2008, The Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Sydney, Australia. 10-12 April 2008.


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