Ulrika Karlsson is a professor at the School of Architecture, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology and a professor at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
Generally, applied digital fabrication technologies are subtractive causing material waste at fabrication level. New research explores additive processes in building realization creating more sustainable and materially smart solutions.
The PhD student will investigate and develop methods for the simulation of formwork in architecture. This will entail research into the transformation between states of fluidity and solidity germane to casting, the dynamic relationship between casting material, formwork and environmental factors, and the architectural possibilities and consequences.