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Jan Henrik Hansen


Jan holds a Master of Architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute, Zurich. Since 2002 he is a founding member and CEO of WHIST Architects in Zurich. He has been teaching and researching at the Chair for Architecture and Digital Fabrication with Professors Gramazio Kohler at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and gained considerable experience with high end robotic fabrication strategies and infrastructure.
2010 he founded Studio Jan Henrik Hansen to create an independent territory for his art projects and collaborations with architectural offices as an artist. His artistic work focuses in particular on the transformation of music into […]

Roland Snooks


Roland is a Design Director and a Founding Partner of Kokkugia. He holds a masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship and is a graduate of RMIT University (B.Arch). Roland teaches graduate studios and seminars at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and is the George Isaac Distinguished Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC). Roland has previously directed design studios and seminars at UCLA, SCI-Arc, Pratt Institute, RMIT, and the Victorian College of the Arts. Roland has considerable experience in the design and construction of high profile projects while […]

Call for phd scholarship at CITA

CITA is offering a PhD scholarship in “Complex Modelling”. The deadline for applications for the 3 year fully funded PhD is at 1. February 2012. more infos here

Application deadline at 15th January ! SmartGeometry Workshop and Symposium 2012

The SmartGeometry workshop and Conference 2012 is going to take place in upstate New York at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, in upstate New York from 19-24 March 2012. The 2012 conference is especially looking at the relation between material and digital design and how computational techniques redefine this.

Over the last years the SmartGeometry conference has become one of the main hubs to exchange and test new ideas and concepts around computational design. The SG community is now inviting everybody interested to take part in the 2012 workshops and has a call for participation out.

SmartGeometry 2012: Material Intensities

The sg2012 challenge, Material […]

Videos of DigitalCrafting Symposium 2 online

The presentations of the 2nd Digital Crafting Symposium are now online. Please follow the links to the presentations:


Antoine Picon
Fabio Gramazio
Jan Knippers
Paul Ehret
Reinhard Kropf

Workshop reports on:

Workshop 1 – by Paul Nicholas
Workshop 2 – by Christoph Schindler
Workshop 3 – by Asbjørn Sondergaard and Johannes Rauff Greisen
Workshop 4 – by Claus Peder Pedersen
Workshop 5 – by Mette Ramsgard Thomsen

An overview of the video can be found on Vimeo

Matthew James Gilbert

affiliation Centre for IT and Architecture (CITA)
Matthew is currently completing his Masters at the Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole in Copenhagen. He completed his Bachelors of Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, Wales and has just completed an internship at CITA.

Interview with Julian Lienhard, Digital Crafting 5 Seminar

–In your lecture, you discuss “form active structures”, this idea of behavior and integration of performance. Can you elaborate on this?

Form-active structures are the newest category of structural systems where textile or foil materials develop significant structural capacities. Based on the combination of pre-stress and double curvature the membrane material is enabled to not only work as cladding on an existing structure, but to become a leading component of the structural system. This allows a high level of integration and at the same time extremely long spanning and lightweight structures.

Since the shape of such a membrane structure is […]

Report from Digital Crafting 5 Seminar

Digital Crafting Report from Seminar 5: Textiles and Fibre-based Materials in Architectural Construction

The fifth Digital Crafting Seminar “Textiles and Fibre-based Materials in Architectural Construction” was held at the Design School in Kolding on August 24, 2011.  Four guest speakers: Joy Boutrup from Design School Kolding, Johan Bettum from Städelschule Architecture Class, Julian Lienhard from the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), University of Stuttgart, Germany and Sean Ahlquist from the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart.

Textile engineer Joy Boutrup presented “Scales of Performance, Fibres, Yarns and Textiles” which addressed fundamental research questions relating to material […]

Digital Crafting Workshop 5

The fifth and final Digital Crafting workshop “Complex Membranes and the Variegated Material” was held at Kolding Design School August 22-24 2011.  Sean Ahlquist, the founder of Proces2 and Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart led the two-day workshop.  The workshop explored ideas of material design and ways of using digital tools to tune material performance.  The workshop involved a multi-disciplinary group with different specialities including Joy Boutrup, a textile engineer, Vibeke Riisberg, a textile designer and Helene Jensen, a textile fabricator.   The participants used digital tools to create computational […]

Interview with Sean Ahlquist, Workshop 5 Guest

The fifth and final Digital Crafting Workshop was held August 22-24 2011 at the Kolding Design School. This workshop investigated the intersections between textile design and architecture.

–As the workshop guest leader, what were your main intentions with “Complex Membranes and the Variegated Material”?

The intention with the workshop was to examine the relationship of a structured surface to its material composition. Often, with structures at an architectural scale defined purely by tensile forces flowing through textile (membrane) elements, material composition is considered homogenous. This is almost a necessity from a design point of view, in which the complexity of the structural […]

DigitalCrafting Symposium 2: Venue changed to larger Auditorium

The second DigitalCrafting symposium was moved to the larger Auditorium 2 of the School. This is as we received allready a higher amount of reservations requests than expected and we want to keep the symposium free and open to all interested! So please come and inform your communities about the event.

New Venue: Auditorium 2- Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Main Entrance Danneskiold Samsøs Alle, Holmen