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Architecture Featured PhD Project


Adaptive Architecture is an explorative and practice-based Ph.D project. The aim is to support a new form of architectural design literacy by exploring, discussing and developing concepts of adaptivity in architecture. The research involves production of full-scale experiential prototypes in order to focus on human-centric experiential qualities in relation to information technology in architecture.

This Ph.D project pursues the development of an architectural literacy concerning adaptivity, from a speculative practice-based position. The Ph.D. project takes it point of departure in recent developments in architectural practice, which increasingly encompasses qualities derived from computational advancements in architectural design. These computational advancements have prompted a concept of an adaptive architecture. The embracing of computing and sensor technologies into our lived spaces not only challenge the role of the architect and the practice of architects but also changes how inhabitants experience and interact with spatial environments.
Consequently it is relevant to ask how we can frame these experiential qualities and how the experiences feed back into the design of adaptive spaces.

Through a series of design experiments with full-scale adaptive prototypes, the Ph.D project seeks to form concepts and create tools, contributing to the establishment of an adaptive architectural literacy.

Project period: September 1st 2013 – September 1st 2016


Participants:

PhD Fellow:  Cameline Bolbroe
Supervisor:  Kjell Yngve Petersen
Research Assistant:  Jørn Lambertsen

Participants:

PhD Fellow:  Cameline Bolbroe
Supervisor:  Kjell Yngve Petersen
Research Assistant:  Jørn Lambertsen

Timeline:


Adaptive Architecture 2013