THE BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
University College London is ranked fourth in the QS World University rankings and is the highest ranked among the Architecture and Built Environment submissions in the UK 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), with the highest percentage of world-leading 4* staff outputs in the field. BSA has the UK’s largest pool of PhD candidates in the field of the Built environment at more than 150 enrolled. The School of Architecture, is also the UK’s leading teaching academy in the field and currently holds all RIBA international medals for best student projects at BSc, Masters, and PhD, in design and dissertation. The School employs over 130 staff including architects, researchers, technical specialists, designers, artists, historians, and engineers. In recent years the School has invested heavily in emerging digital technologies (£3-4m) and firstly set up the Digital Manufacturing Centre (2008), which has more recently been subsumed into B-made (The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange in 2013). In conjunction with the Schools new suite of Post Professional Masters programmes known as B-Pro, B-MADE operates laboratory and workshop facilities at an industrial scale. B-made also integrates with UCL’s Engineering Faculty and its substantial strength in related research and resources. Elsewhere in the Faculty, the Bartlett includes several world renowned research groups such as SPACE, The Energy Institute, CASA, etc, each of whom have a record of securing and delivering large scale funded research packages for the UK in the order of 10’s of £m’s.
The School has a strong track record and is highly active in a diverse range of subjects including advanced computation for Spatial Analysis, Environments, Design, and Fabrication, as well as material behaviours, craft, and innovative manufacturing methods. The School is in an unrivalled position in the UK to centre research for the built environment across such a broad range of work in strength, thus providing it with the unique facility to develop, theorise, and apply its findings. Many established research networks were established at the Bartlett including Space Syntax 1995, Smart Geometry in 2002, FABRICATE 2011, as well as hosting networks established elsewhere such as Design Computing and Cognition (2014) and Advanced Architectural Geometry (2014).
Researchers: Professor, Director of School Bob Sheil, Dr. Sean Hanna, Professor Stephen Gage, Professor Mario Carpo and Visiting Professor Robert Aish.
BSA / Professor / Director of School
Sean Hanna is Reader in Space and Adaptive Architectures at University College London, Director of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment’s MSc/MRes programs in Architectural Computation, and Academic Director of UCL’s Doctoral Training Centre in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation. He is a member of the UCL Space Syntax Laboratory, one of the UK’s leading groups in built environment research. His… read more
Dimitrie A. Stefanescu
Dimitrie is a maker of tools, architect, designer and programmer. He is finding and speculating new overlaps between the web, code and design challenges. His main current focus is creating digital design communication interfaces that enable the collaborative definition of value for all the stakeholders involved in the design process.
Now a Research Assistant… read more
Giulio Brugnaro is a trained architect with a strong interest in computational tools and robotic fabrication for architectural production. He is currently Early-stage Researcher (ESR) at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London as part of the InnoChain Research Network. His research focuses on exploring adaptive robotic fabrication processes and sensing methods that allow designers to engage with… read more
Arthur Prior is a Marie Curie Researcher at the Bartlett school of Architecture, London. He is currently pursuing practice-based research into hybrid manufacturing processes, employing the use of both additive and subtractive fabrication strategies.
ESR13- APPLIED ROBOTICS – CONTROLLED MATERIAL DEPOSITION
Author: Arthur Prior
Similar to ESR 11 this project investigates concrete printing as a new opportunity for building fabrication. The design possibilities and the attainable performance ranges radically change when we no longer are limited to pouring or extruding bulk materials, but have the ability to design precise and customised deposition patterns for robots to execute at high speed and high accuracy. read more