CITA.studio - Master's Program: Computation in Architecture
CITA Studio: Computation in Architecture is an International Master's Programme at KADK. With a focus on digital design and material fabrication the programme questions the how computation is changing our spatial, representational and material cultures. The programme gives students the opportunity to develop and explore individual strategies for incorporating digital tools within their architectural practice. With an experimental, hands-on learning-by-doing method we explore computation as a means to pursue speculative design, experimental fabrication, material actuation and complex modelling. We want to devise our own critical reflections on how digital tools are used in the production of creative and inventive thesis projects.
Apply for 2013/2014 here
We are pleased to announce that CITA studio’s International Masters Program is open for applications from international students. The deadline for application to the 2013 - 2014 intake will be March 1st. The application is portfolio based, specific requirements and the official application forms can be found here
The CITA.studio environment
CITA.studio fosters a dynamic, creative and rich intellectual environment that supports the examination of architectural issues with special focus on critically situating computation and digital technologies in the processes of thinking, forming and producing architecture. We place particular emphasis on the intersection between computation, fabrication, material and performance.
The study programme equips students with core knowledge and techniques for addressing site, complex building programme and related architectural issues through computational design methods. It also places students in direct contact with research based teaching by interfacing the expertise of CITA’s established research environment and extensive international network of collaborators and industrial partners.
The programme is structured across 4 semesters (two years). In semester 1 and 3 the focus is on the learning of tools, design and communication methods specific to computational practices in Architecture. Students are engaged in this learning through given projects briefs for individual and team based investigations in a range of scales including 1:1 installation. In semester 2 and 4 (final Thesis) students must identify and pursue their own personal agendas and methods of study in the design of architectural proposition.
The working methods of CITAstudio draw directly from CITA’s Practice-based Research methodology. This places particular emphasis on project-led inquiry conducted through tight iterative cycles of hypothesis, testing, experimenting and reflecting through production.
The project based inquiries are supported through a variety of workshops distributed across semesters 1-3 which provide periods of focused and intensive investigation into specific topics.
Workshops are led either by CITA staff or invited external guests.
Apply for 2013/2014 here
CITAstudio offers 20 study places split across the two Candidate years. We aim to achieve a 50% mix between domestic (Nordic) and International students to promote a dynamic studio culture that grounds itself in local texture and mixes this with international outlook. CITAstudio is directly taught by 4 lead researchers from CITA and draws support from the rest of CITA’s staff.
CITA Studio Kandidat Program: IT og Arkitektur
CITA igangsætter et nyt Kandidatprogram i digitale teknologier og arkitektur. Med et fokus på digital formgivning og -fremstilling er det vores mål at undersøge hvordan digitale redskaber ændrer de måder vi tænker, tegner og bygger rum. Programmet vil give studerende mulighed for at udvikle egne strategier for at anvendelse af digitale redskaber i deres faglige praksis. Med en eksperimentel, hand-on learning-by-doing metode vil vi udforske computeren som redskab for spekulativ formgivning, eksperimentel fremstilling og kompleks modellering for dermed at skabe vor egne kritiske overvejelser om digitale værktøjers anvendelse i arkitekturen og lede til nyskabende afgangsprojekter.