network partners:

Terri Peters

Terri Peters is an architect and researcher from Canada currently researching sustainable building transformation as a PhD Fellow at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark.  Since 2003 she has written more than 200 published articles about architecture, technology and sustainability for international architectural publications such as Mark, Frame, Azure, Architects Journal and Architectural Design. She recently edited  “Experimental Green Strategies: Redefining Ecological Design Research” John Wiley and Sons, 2011.   Her role in Digital Crafting is as a reporter and correspondent documenting the workshops and symposia online.  She is the editor of the extended catalogue.


mark burry

affiliation: sial – Spatial Information Laboratory – rmit, australia


Professor Mark Burry has published internationally on two main themes: the life and work of the architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, and putting theory into practice with regard to ‘challenging’ architecture; he has also published widely on broader issues of design, construction and the use of computers in design theory and practice.  As consultant architect to the Temple Sagrada Família since 1979, Mark Burry has been a key member within the local design team based on site in Barcelona, untangling the mysteries of Gaudí’s compositional strategies for his greatest work, especially […]

Seminar 2: the ideal of the tectonic: The tectonics of the joint

Date: Spring semester 2010: 31.March. 2010

Michael Hensel – AHO Oslo
Sigurdur Omasson – DTU Copenhagen
Silvan Oesterle –  ETH Zuerich
Sebastian Gmelin – Arkitektskole Aarhus

The seminar introduces key thinking into material conceptualisation in architectural thinking. It discusses the history of the term craft and what this has come to mean through the industrialisation of building practice. It critically reflects on the understanding and creation of material and structure and situates the discussion of technological development within a historical frame work.
The seminar exemplifies this development in the frame of the wood building practice. Herein it reflects the link between the traditional understanding […]

vibeke riisberg

affiliation: Kolding School of Design


Vibeke holds a position as Associate Professor at Kolding School of Design. Based on her own work as a textile designer she is interested in exploring how aesthetic features such as: ornamentation, colours and textures can interact with digital media, function and sustainability. In 2006 Riisberg completed her PhD thesis: Design and Production of Printed Textiles – from analogue to digital processes. Current research includes various aspects of textile design and the influence of digital media on the profession and design education.

karl christiansen

affiliation: Arkitektskolen Aarhus


per dombernowsky

affiliation: Arkitekskole Aarhus


Per Dombernowsky holds a master of science in civil engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. In 1964-69 he was employed in consulting engineering companies in Copenhagen and Aarhus, and since 1967 he was employed at Aarhus School of Architecture.

In 1969 he became an associate professor in building technology and structures.
Per Dombernowsky has worked as an appointed examiner since 2002 at the education for structural engineers in Denmark, and as a censor at the Institute of Architecture and Design

at Aalborg University. During his employment at Aarhus School of Architecture, Per Dombernowsky has contributed to an increased focus […]

paul nicholas

affiliation:, CITA


Paul Nicholas holds a PhD in Architecture from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia, and joined the Center for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) as an adjunct professor in 2011.  Paul’s particular interest is in computational approaches that support interdependent design and  thinking by establishing new and different links between architecture and other fields.  Having previously worked at Arup Melbourne from 2005 and Edaw London from 2009, his current research explores the idea that composites, or designed materials, necessitate new relationships between material behaviour and digital representation. Paul co-founded the design practice mesne in 2005, and has exhibited in […]

neil leach

Affiliation: University of Southern California


Neil Leach is a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California. He has also taught at the Architectural Association, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell University, Dessau Institute of Architecture and SCI-Arc. He is the author, editor and translator of 19 books, including Rethinking Architecture, The Anaesthetics of Architecture, Designing for a Digital World, Digital Tectonics, Digital Cities and Camouflage, and is co-curator of the Machinic Processes exhibition at the Architecture Biennial Beijing 2010, and of the Swarm Intelligence exhibition in Gallery SH, Shanghai, China.

Neil Leach is a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California. He […]

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jan karlshøj


affiliation: DTU Byg -Institut for Byggeri og Anlæg

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Jan Karlshøj has worked with the digital design, construction and operations throughout his professional career. He has worked and is working for major international consulting firms, and since his student days been in dialogue with the academic world. He has been instrumental in the establishment of IAI / Building Smart in Denmark, and has several positions in this international organization. He has participated in the planning, execution and implementation of “Det Digitale  Byggeri (Digital Construction)” in Denmark, which was initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Construction. He has […]

karen marie hasling

affiliation: M.Sc.Eng design student at the Technical University of Denmark. With an educational background in textiles, her ongoing master thesis exploits the potential of using textiles for new applications within architecture by integrating functional elements in visible fibre composites.


webpage: (in progress)

Technical University of Denmark Danish Technological Institute The Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory
supported by:
The Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities

Karen Marie Hasling at Digital Crafting Workshop 5 from CITA on Vimeo.