date: monday 26.04
venue: rom for kunst and architecture, maridalsveien 3 0178 oslo
this seminar will discuss the installations in the gallery, focussing upon cita´s works and methodologies and underlying research. the presentation will be followed by some reflections by prof. michael hensel and toni österlund around the new digital design methods and their influence on architectural practice.
the guest speakers are:
professor michael hensel from the oslo school of architecture and design, and founding chairman of the ocean design research association.
toni österlund, a phd. candidate at olulu university in finland and partner of the firm luncen österlund based in finland.
this event is free. no booking necessary.
the seminar is generously sponsored by nordsk kulturfond.
cita at the royal academy of architecture in copenhagen has since it was established five years ago built up an important portfolio of projects in the field of digital manufacturing, parametric design and intelligent materials.
citas research lies in the crossover between architecture and digital technology. they investigate the influences of digital cultures on current architectural thinking and practice with particular focus on how architecture is inspired by new design and production tools.
cita use actively the exhibition as a means of communication in the process of investigation, where the work is presented in full scale (1:1). the work is the result of collaboration with partners from fields as wide ranging as robotics, engineering, artificial intelligence, film, dance and fine art.
the exhibition digital.material will feature four large installations both inside and outside of the gallery. the exhibition reflects how digital design methods can transform the use of traditional materials. the four projects develop individual interfaces between design and production. digital media is often seen as a way to make the world more abstract. however in design and production digital tools create a new closeness to the material. by integrating the material properties of flexibility, elasticity and strength the projects explore how digital design methods can lead to new spatial and architectural solutions.
the four exhibited works: deva, thow, presistant modell 1 and lamella (in the yard outside the gallery) all investigate typical materials prevalent in today’s building industry.