CITA

CITA

CITA

Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

Copenhagen, Denmark

www.cita.karch.dk

CITA [Centre for IT and Architecture] is a research centre at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.
CITA examines how new information and communication technologies fundamentally challenges architectural practice as a tool for design, fabrication and communication.

CITA has three research areas:

  • Digital Formations, investigating complex modelling and Building Information Modelling as a new design tool for architecture and digital fabrication.
  • Behaving Architectures, investigating new programmable materials and smart textiles
  • Interface Ecologies investigating real-time modelling, interface design and intelligent programming.

CITA was founded in 2005 and uses a practice based research method, focussed on the conceptualisation, design and realisation of working prototypes and full-scale demonstrators. CITAs work has a strong cross-disciplinary focus consolidates new collaborations with interdisciplinary partners from the fields of engineering, design, robotics and material science. We work through manifold national and international industry collaborations through established programs of industrial PhDs, consultancy, training and research collaboration.

CITA has a consolidated track record in initiating and running large scale research projects with international partnerships.

 

Researchers: Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Associate Professor Martin Tamke.

 

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People

Martin Tamke

CITA / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Martin Tamke is Associate Professor at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen. He is pursuing a design led research in the interface and implications of computational design and its materialization. He joined the newly founded research centre CITA in 2006 and shaped its design based research practice. Projects on new design and fabrication for wood and fibre based materials led to… read more

Mette Ramsgard Thomsen

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CITA / PROFESSOR / Head of CITA

Mette Ramsgard Thomsen’s research centres on the intersection between architecture and computer science. During the last 15 years her focus has been on the profound changes that digital technologies instigate in the way architecture is thought, designed and built. In 2005 she founded the Centre for IT and Architecture research group (CITA) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design… read more

Tom Svilans

cita / ESR02 – INTEGRATING MATERIAL PERFORMANCE

Tom Svilans is an Innochain PhD fellow at CITA in Copenhagen. His research focuses on the link between industrial timber fabrication and early-stage architectural design. Through hands-on prototyping, coding, and industry secondments, he looks at how certain material properties and behaviours of timber can be leveraged to create smarter and more innovative design solutions.

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Paul Poinet

Paul Poinet

CITA / ESR06 MULTI SCALAR MODELLING FOR BUILDING DESIGN

Paul Poinet is holding a B.Arch. from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM) and a M.Sc. in Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research from the University of Stuttgart (ICD/ITKE).
During his Bachelor of Architecture (2010-2013), he has been working in the design development of concrete lattices at EZCT Architecture & Design… read more

Kasper Ax

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CITA / ESR14- DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE AND ASSEMBLY

Kasper Ax is a PhD researcher in architecture at CITA (Center for Information Technology and Architecture) at the Royal Danish Academy, School of Architecture, in Copenhagen. He is an architect, researcher and educator with a particular interest computational and digital, architectural design. His research is situated within the ‘Materialising Design’ work package… read more

research projects

ESR02 – INTEGRATING MATERIAL PERFORMANCE

Author: Tom Svilans

Industrial Partners: Blumer Lehmann, White. The ability to simulate material performance, parametrising and calculating material properties as design drivers present new perspectives in structural and material thinking. By understanding materials not as static or inanimate, but as engaged by complex behaviours, material performance is regarded as one of the richest sources of innovation. New structural paradigms are emerging that integrate material performance such as active bending. read more

Keywords: · Communicating · INTEGRATING MATERIAL PERFORMANCE · timber

ESR06- MULTI SCALAR MODELLING FOR BUILDING DESIGN

Author: Paul Poinet

Industrial Partners: Buro Happold, designtoproduction. Investigating multi scale modelling principles for architectural design. Multi-scale modelling is an interdisciplinary research topic in which systems are modelled at multiple scales and interfaced enabling the modelling of low scale systems to parametrisise and inform high scale systems . The project investigates multi scalar modelling as a means to support iterative build-up of knowledge in the design process in which highly specified material simulations interface with open ended design models. read more

Keywords: · Multi Scalar Modelling · simulation · timber

ESR14- DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE AND ASSEMBLY

Author: Ayoub Lharchi

Industrial Partners: designtoproduction, Bluhmer Lehmann. One of the central achievements of digital chain is the ability to mass customise building elements creating individualised solutions and enabling new kinds of building geometries. While methods for the design and production of customised elements have matured, the planning of assembly procedures remains undeveloped in the building sector – in contrast to for example to product design . read more

Keywords: · Design for manufacture and assembly · Mass Customisation · timber

Partners

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