The Lab - a concept

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LAB

The complexity of design increases to cope with the challenges of the future. Merging all the needed knowledge and experience in an effective design environment will be crucial. Stepping away from the traditional linear approach to a network environment.

VR LAB

Merging knowledge from a range of disciplines creating an interrelated high fluid design environment where finding optimal solutions becomes essential. Computational support is needed, not only taking the wide range of disciples into account but also time.

OPEN COURSE WARE LAB

In searching for the best design solution the possibility of customizing the manufacturing process towards the build of the high performing building will become an integral part of the design process. Adding to its complexity and to its effectiveness.

Introduction

The Design Informatics chair, led by Prof.dr.ir. Sevil Sariyildiz, addresses, in her research and educational activities, the application of information, communication and knowledge technologies (ICKT) to the building design domain in her entire breadth, paying particular attention to the building technical domain. The activities of the chair bridge the fundamentally technical aspects of informatics and building science with the applied creative aspects of architectural and building design, and include both mono-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and education.

The mission of the Design Informatics chair is to educate architectural engineers to excel in the domain of informatics within the building practice and advance the building practice; to further develop the field of design informatics, leading to innovations in the areas of building design and materialization processes; and to lead nationally and internationally in the area of design informatics applied to architecture.

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Topics

The research of the Design Informatics chair primarily focuses on design information and knowledge modeling and management, during design and materialization, within a collaborative environment, using information, communication and knowledge technologies (ICKT). The research targets both the more fundamental domain of technologies, methods and systems that are broadly applicable, as the development of tools, techniques and applications that consider a specific and practical context.

The research into Design Informatics forms a prominent part of the Computation & Performance research program of the Faculty of Architecture, developed in collaboration with the chairs of Structural Design, Structural Mechanics, Architectural Engineering, Hyperbody and the Structural Design Lab of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The Computation & Performance research program aims to improve the performance of buildings and the built environment through scientific inquiry into novel ways of evaluating and influencing building performance using computational methods for measurement, prediction and simulation of buildings’ performances, form finding, design generation and analysis, information modelling, decision-making and design communication. Performance in this context refers to technical performance as well as qualitative performance – physical and psychological.

The research into Design Informatics is currently organized under these themes:

  • Performative Design Computation
    Advanced modeling and prototyping techniques for performative and creative design, materialization and industrialization in the building sector.
  • Modeling for Smart Environments
    Information modeling for eco-city design and planning

The successful PhD research program in Design Informatics comprises more than ten PhD researchers researching topics such as deployable structures, design for reuse, intelligent design objects, building performance integration, generative urban design, etc.

The research of the Design Informatics chair primarily focuses on design information and knowledge modeling and management, during design and materialization, within a collaborative environment, using information, communication and knowledge technologies (ICKT). The research targets both the more fundamental domain of technologies, methods and systems that are broadly applicable, as the development of tools, techniques and applications that consider a specific and practical context.

The research into Design Informatics forms a prominent part of the Computation & Performance research program of the Faculty of Architecture, developed in collaboration with the chairs of Structural Design, Structural Mechanics, Architectural Engineering, Hyperbody and the Structural Design Lab of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The Computation & Performance research program aims to improve the performance of buildings and the built environment through scientific inquiry into novel ways of evaluating and influencing building performance using computational methods for measurement, prediction and simulation of buildings’ performances, form finding, design generation and analysis, information modelling, decision-making and design communication. Performance in this context refers to technical performance as well as qualitative performance – physical and psychological.

The research into Design Informatics is currently organized under these themes:

  • Performative Design Computation
    Advanced modeling and prototyping techniques for performative and creative design, materialization and industrialization in the building sector.
  • Modeling for Smart Environments
    Information modeling for eco-city design and planning

The successful PhD research program in Design Informatics comprises more than ten PhD researchers researching topics such as deployable structures, design for reuse, intelligent design objects, building performance integration, generative urban design, etc.

Topics

The research of the Design Informatics chair primarily focuses on design information and knowledge modeling and management, during design and materialization, within a collaborative environment, using information, communication and knowledge technologies (ICKT). The research targets both the more fundamental domain of technologies, methods and systems that are broadly applicable, as the development of tools, techniques and applications that consider a specific and practical context.

The research into Design Informatics forms a prominent part of the Computation & Performance research program of the Faculty of Architecture, developed in collaboration with the chairs of Structural Design, Structural Mechanics, Architectural Engineering, Hyperbody and the Structural Design Lab of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The Computation & Performance research program aims to improve the performance of buildings and the built environment through scientific inquiry into novel ways of evaluating and influencing building performance using computational methods for measurement, prediction and simulation of buildings’ performances, form finding, design generation and analysis, information modelling, decision-making and design communication. Performance in this context refers to technical performance as well as qualitative performance – physical and psychological.

The research into Design Informatics is currently organized under these themes:

  • Performative Design Computation
    Advanced modeling and prototyping techniques for performative and creative design, materialization and industrialization in the building sector.
  • Modeling for Smart Environments
    Information modeling for eco-city design and planning

The successful PhD research program in Design Informatics comprises more than ten PhD researchers researching topics such as deployable structures, design for reuse, intelligent design objects, building performance integration, generative urban design, etc.

Topics

The research of the Design Informatics chair primarily focuses on design information and knowledge modeling and management, during design and materialization, within a collaborative environment, using information, communication and knowledge technologies (ICKT). The research targets both the more fundamental domain of technologies, methods and systems that are broadly applicable, as the development of tools, techniques and applications that consider a specific and practical context.

The research into Design Informatics forms a prominent part of the Computation & Performance research program of the Faculty of Architecture, developed in collaboration with the chairs of Structural Design, Structural Mechanics, Architectural Engineering, Hyperbody and the Structural Design Lab of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The Computation & Performance research program aims to improve the performance of buildings and the built environment through scientific inquiry into novel ways of evaluating and influencing building performance using computational methods for measurement, prediction and simulation of buildings’ performances, form finding, design generation and analysis, information modelling, decision-making and design communication. Performance in this context refers to technical performance as well as qualitative performance – physical and psychological.

The research into Design Informatics is currently organized under these themes:

  • Performative Design Computation
    Advanced modeling and prototyping techniques for performative and creative design, materialization and industrialization in the building sector.
  • Modeling for Smart Environments
    Information modeling for eco-city design and planning

The successful PhD research program in Design Informatics comprises more than ten PhD researchers researching topics such as deployable structures, design for reuse, intelligent design objects, building performance integration, generative urban design, etc.