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Shape-Morphing Textiles Seminar

An international seminar on the design & making of shape-morphing textiles. Organised by Aurélie Mossé for CITA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.

dates: 06. May 2010

New materials have always suggested new ways of building by challenging what is possible. This is particularly true today for textiles that have emerged as the new drivers of an architectural revolution. Through this seminar, we would like to pay a specific attention to the potential of shape-morphing materials by exploring the intersection between smart textiles, architecture and […]

Symposium: Wood for good - Innovation in Timber Design & Research

Date:    19.04.10 – 9:00 – 17:00
Venue  :    Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole
Auditorium 2
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 København K
Arrangør:    BÆKgroup + Institute 2 + Buro Happold Consulting Engineers

Symposium 19th April 2010 One-day timber symposium at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen focusing on innovative use of load-bearing timber structures in building construction.

The main aim of the day is to bring together academics and the industry to share knowlege and discuss how to promote innovation in timber construction.

Join an inspirational day with presentations of recent innovative timber projects from Denmark and abroad.
Participate in the panel discussion about the future of timber […]

digital.material - CITA exhibits in Oslo

dates: 23.04 – 23.05 2010

venue: ROM gallery

The exhibition digital.material explores how non-standardised design practices can make new use of old materials. Developing bespoke interfaces for digital design and fabrication the exhibition investigates how digital techniques allow us to rethink the traditional boundaries between architect and builder, designer and craftsman.

Digital media is often seen as a way to abstract the world. But in design and fabrication digital tools allow for a new closeness between design and making. As manufacturing becomes increasingly computer controlled and as better and more solid interfaces between the design space and fabrication mature, a more integrated working […]

WoodWorks 2010 - copenhagen international wood festival

What would you do with a kilometer of wood?

WoodWorks challenges you to get your tools out and set your imagination free at the Copenhagen International Wood Festival 2010.
Find two teammates, come up with a design for a sculpture created in wood and then build it in a public exhibition in Østre Anlæg park this August.

Participation is free and 20 creative teams (each with 3 members) will be selected to take part.

WoodWorks will supply wood and screws. We will also set up a camp during the festival with a café serving lunch and dinner for the participants and safe containers […]

Laserworks 2010 competition

KEPS – the Copenhagen experimental Production System have started a competition on the use of new digital production technology.

The 12 winning teams will have the possibility to realize their proposal on KEPS machines.

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associated fabrication

Associated Fabrication is a New York based digital fabrication workshop that works on the cutting edge of design and making. Their flickr page is a very valuable location for insights into fabrication strategies.

associated fabrication

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Interview with Paul Nicholas following Workshop 1

Interview with Paul Nicholas following Workshop 1 by Terri Peters

TP:    Could you describe how you use parametric design in your own work with mesne?

PN: Within mesne we use parametric design to represent and engage complex systems and organisations through simple sets of local rules, and to simultaneously think about concrete architectural qualities and abstract organisational structures.

This begins with using the tools to capture a design idea and to develop the systems, structures and procedures that will bring the design into being.  Parametric design allows us to rigorously explore the possibilities of these structures, the designs that are possible within […]

Aurélie Mossé


affiliation:     CITA Centre for IT and Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fines Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen/ TFRC, Textile Futures Research Centre, University of the Arts, London

Aurélie is a textile designer and researcher working with responsive materials and digital technologies. She is currently about to complete a PhD in Tectonic Textiles at  CITA,  in collaboration with TFRC under the supervision of Carole Collet and Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen. Sitting at the intersection of textile design, architecture and smart technologies, her research is practice-based and […]