CITA: Centre for Information Technology and Architecture

CITA is an innovative research environment exploring the emergent intersections between architecture and digital technologies. Identifying core research questions into how space and technology can be probed, CITA seeks to investigate how the current forming of a digital culture impacts on architectural thinking and practice.

CITA examines how architecture is influenced by new digital design- and production tools as well as the digital practices that are informing our societies culturally, socially and technologically. Using design and practice based research methods; the aim is to explore the conceptualisation, design and realisation of working prototypes. CITA consolidates new collaborations with interdisciplinary partners from the fields of computer graphics, human computer interaction, robotics, artificial intelligence as well as the practice based fields of furniture design, fashion and textiles, industrial design, film, dance and interactive arts.

By examining technology transfers between high-innovative industries, that stand on front edge in the development of new digitalised designs- and production tools, it's our goal to create synergy between the subject's contemporary reality and its future perspective.

 

03.07.2014
Phil speaks at the Computation, Craftsmanship, Crisis Seminar held at the Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany

 

27.06.2014
Mattias Lindskog of CITAstudio receives the VELUX Daylight Denmark Scholarship for his thesis project 'Column: a design enquiry into a performative order for a ceremonial space'. Click here for more details about the project and the prize.

 

26.06.2014
Phil speaks at MaterLab workshop on smart flexiblity - a seminar organised as part of the Materfad exhibition Smart Flexibility

 

25.06 - 16.11.2014
CITA exhibits at Smart Flexibility: advanced materials and technologies organised by Materfad as part of the FADfest, Barcelona

 

11.04.2014
CITA is looking for an intern for may-August period to collaborate on a textil inspired project contact

 

25.04.2014
Symposium What does it mean to make an experiment? at KADK

 

21.03.2014
Opening of the exhibiton What does it mean to make an experiment?

 

9.12.2013
Mette speaks on The Role of the Model at Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

 

19.11.2013
Martin gives a lecture titled "Convergence" at KTH Stockholm.

 

8.11.2013
Jacob Riiber defends his PhD "Generative Processes in Architectural Design".

 

1.11.2013
Anders Holden Deleuran wins Complex Modelling PhD on Networked Modelling.

 

22.10.2013
Tore Banke defends his PhD "Parametri I Praksis, generative performance i arkitektur", an industrial PhD with GXN/3XN.

 

19.10.2013
Martin and Dave present and give workshop at ACADIA 2013, Toronto.

 

30.09.2013
Martin and Dave present at Berlin Design Modelling Symposium.

 

12.09.2013
Mette joins panel at IAES conference, ANCB, Berlin.

 

30.05.2013
CITA is offering a PhD position in "Complex Modelling" deadline end of May 2013. More info.

 

01.03.2013
CITA.studio: The International Masters Program is open for applications from English speaking students. The deadline is March 1st. Info here.

 

19.12.2012
Videos of the Symposium CONFLUENCE - Establishing data flow from Design to Site are online now.

 

10.12.2012
Toni Kotnik is giving alecture at KADK in the frame of the research project: What does it mean to make an Experiment?

 

23.11.2012
CITA organises the research Symposium CONFLUENCE - Establishing data flow from Design to Site  .

 

15. – 17.11.2012

Mette gives keynote at SCALELESSSEAMLESS symposium, International Symposium on Integrated Planning Processes, Münster school of architecture.

 

6.11.2012
Mette lectures at IAAC.

 

1.11.2012
CITA wins prestigious Sapere Aude Advanced Reseach Grant for the Complex Modelling project.

 

3.10.2012
Mette lectures at Århus Architecture School, Non Standard Practice.


2.10.2012
Mette lectures at KADK PhD course Art&Science Methodologies.

 

1.10.2012
David Stasiuk stars Complex Modelling PhD with CITA on "Activating the Parameter Space in Computational Design Modelling".

 

1.10.2012
Mette teaches the post graduate semester course at IAAC.

 

27-28.2012
Mette speaks at Hands-On conference in Førde, Norway.

 

24.09-2012
Mette speaks at ArcInTex network meeting, Borås College of Textiles.

 

19-20.09.2012
CITA runs Materiality of Light workshop in collaboration with Central Saint Martins, UK. A new research network on resilliance, design and new materials.

 

12-14.09.2012
Mette and Martin speak at ECAADe conference.

 

11.7.2012
Places are still available for the new CITA studio Kandidate Program. Contact Studiefovaltningen

 

11.7.2012
CITA is seeking 2 new interns to work on upcoming research projects. Start Sept 2012. Contact Mette.

 

5.-8.7.2012
The Faraday Pavillion opens at Roskilde Music festival. A collaboration between CITA and wem3.

 

21.06.2012
CITA exhibits in the Show Me Your Model' exhibition at the Danish Architectural Centre in Copenhagen (open until 21.10.2012). More info.

 

13.6.2012
Aurélie speaks at CIMTEC Congress 2012, Montecatini Terme.

 

15.05.2012
Mette speaks at Research by Design workshop at Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

 

14.05.2012
Presentation of the Kandidate Program: Computation and Architecture // CITA studio.

 

03.05.2012
Aurélie lectures on Digital Play at Technical University Munich.

 

02.05.2012
Persistent Modelling Seminar in Copenhagen organised by CITA.

 

06.03.2012
Mette speaks at Parsons The New School for Design.

 

01-03.03.2012
Mette speaks at ACSA conference Digital Aptitudes, Boston.

 

14.02.2012
Akkustikmiljø publishes an online article on project Distortion.

 

02.02.2012
Vacant PhD scholarship "Complex Modelling" at CITA. The deadline for the 3 year fully funded PhD is 01.02.2012. Info.

 

19.01.2012
Inaugeral professorship lecture of Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen “Det digitale som metode for en ny materiel praksis”, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen.

 

17-18.01.2012
Mette and Martin speak at "New Hybrids" FORM - RULE / RULE - FORM 2013, Institut für Konstruktion und Gestaltung Universität Innsbruck.

 

06.01.2012
Opening of "Composite Territories" exhibition at ggggaller, Sølvgade 5, Copenhagen. Info.


07.12.2011
Internationalt Seminar Arkitekturens Tekstiler at Konstfach, Stockholm organised by Mette and Karin.

 

28-30.11.2011
Mette chairs the Digital Architecture Panels, Ambience 2011, Borås.

 

25.11.2011
2. DigitalCrafting Symposium on 25.November 2011 in Copenhagen organised by CITA. Info.

 

14.11.2011
Mette and Martin give lecture at EPFL Lausanne.

 

11.11.2011
Martin gives lecture at AA London.

 

7.-8.11.2011
PhD Research symposium: Cybernetics, Architecture & Robotics - boundaries, distinctions & models at KARCH. Info.

 

21.10.2011
Mette gives keynote presentation at RMIT Research Conference, “Material and Representation – a new material culture”

 

22.09.2011
Mette takes part in Louisiana Response: New Sensitivity in Contemporary Architecture. International Conference

 

8.09.2011 - 27.01.2012
CITA is part of the  "Materia goes 3D Printing" exhibition at Materia Inspiration Centre Amsterdam,

 

06.09 2011
“CITA Research Practice- Morning Talks” Mettes lecture presentation at Copenhagen Design Week, Copenhagen

 

01.-29.09.2011
Copenhagen Design Week: Dermoid

 

03-08.10.2011
Mette organises of workshop "Architectural Textiles: Textile as material for a transformative architecture" at Kunstøjskolen i Bergen

 

12-16.09.2011
Workshop Erosions: NTNU Bergen

 

08.06.2011
“Digital Practice: addressing material culture” Mettes lecture presentation at Staedel School, Frankfurt

 

17.05.2011
Martin and Mette present at Design Life Symposium, Dassault Technologies, Paris - “The Material Relation”

 

16.05.2011
Mette lectures at 2nd International Conference on Architecture & Structure : Toward the Future by the Vision of Creativity and Innovation, Tehran, Iran

 

05.05.2011
Mette gives lecture “A Sensitive Architecture”, Sensing Home, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

 

15-16.4.2011
Mette chairs Fabricate International Peer Review Conference, Bartlett School of Architecture, London

 

4.4.2011
Mette presents at ETH, CAD (Computer Aided Design Chair/ Ludger Hovestadt) “A Sensitive Space"

 

 

28.03 - 02.04.2011
CITA hosts the international SmartGeometry workshop and conference. Call for workshop proposals out now here

 

12.03.11 - 10.04.11
CITA and Institute 4 hold the "1:1 - Research By Design" exhibition in Copenhagen. more here

 

04.04 - 07.04.2011
Anders Deleuran presents the CITA paper "Designing with Deformation" at SimAUD2011 in Boston.

 

15.03.2011
Martin gives an invited talk and critiques at a parametric design workshop at Chalmers, Göteborg, SE

 

08.03.2011
Landscape Architecture Magazine featured CITAs ARC competition entry. Read the article "Safer Passage" pg. 34 online

 

26.01.2011
Odilo gives an invited talk at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) on BIM as concept and integration.

 

12.12.2010
CITA hosts the first DigitalCrafting Symposium more here

 

29.11. 2010
CITA´s team is among the 5 finalists of the international ARC wildlife crossing competition- more here 

 

14.10.2010 - 16.01.2011
CITA exhibits at the Architecture Triennale in Lisbon  more here

 

05.12.2010
Odilo lectures at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, on parametric design and sustainable buildings

 

09.11.2010
Odilo lectures at Berner Fachhochschule Burgdorf, Switzerland, on Buildingprozesses

 

29.10.2010
Odilo gives an invited lecture at South East University (SEU) in Nanjing, China  

 

22.10.2010
Martins presentation at BIPS conference 2010 can be seen here 

 

15.–31.10.2010
CITA projects are shown at 4th International Architecture Biennale (ABB), Beijing

 

6.-19.10.2010
CITA exhibits at the input-output exhibition in Philadelphia

 

26.09.2010
Odilo present on "crowdsourcing"at Ubicomp conference 2010

 

20.09.2010
Jacob and Martin present "Lamella Flock"at Advances in Architectural Geometry conference 2010

 

10.09.2010
Project Distortion  is shown within the  Øresund Architecture and Design Days

 

08.09.2010
Martin talks at Aarhus University

 

06.09.2010
Martin talks at BIPS conference Nyborg Strand

 

10., 17. and 24.8.2010
CITA runs three public symposia on creative use of data in architecture in Copenhagen

 

17.7 - 17.8.2010
CITA takes part in the "Swarm Intelligence" exhibition in Shanghai

 

11. & 14.06.2010
CITA, SIAL and The Bartlett organise the PhD Symposium "Digital Relations in Architecture" .

 

09.06.2010
New pictures from the finished  Hamburg ZOB are online.

 

02.-06.05.2010
Project Distortion  will be installed during several events of the Copenhagen Distortion Festival

 

01.06. 2010
Odilo is guest-editor of this month's issue of Danish magazine 'Arkitekten' featuring 'design processes'.

 

23.04 - 23.05 2010
exhibition  digital.material - CITA exhibits in Oslo at ROM gallery 

 

17.05 2010
Mette speaks at  Aarhus Arkitektskole


10.05 2010
Mette speaks at CIID

 

06.05 2010
Seminar Shape-morphing Textiles - afternoon of short talks by international researchers, location: Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Copenhagen.

 

29.04.2010
Odilo talks at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) on creative data and virtual worlds in architecture.


28.08.09 - 31.04.2010
CITA designs and exhibits in "it's a SMALL world" at Danish Design Centre

 

03.02.10
Martin speaks at AA - Architectural Association London

 

21.01.10
Martin speaks at UDK Berlin

 

20.11.09 - 20.12.09
"Sargasso Field", the interactive installation developed during the CITA summerschool 2009 with Philip Beesley is on display in the "Climate and Architecture" exhibition, Meldahls Smedie. more infos on the responsive environments blog

 

02.12.09.-09.12.09 
CITA runs the workshop encoded behaviour conducted by Paul Nicholas and Martin Tamke. more information and results here

 

03.12.09
Odilo speaks at EPFL Lausanne on the Challenges of Sustainability in the 21st Century

 

09.11.09
Mette speaks at Stockholms Architectural Association

 

06.11.09
Mette is keynote at AA's Årskonference  

 

03.11.09
Mette speaks at Future Textiles

 

30.10.2009
Martin speaks at generate.fi Oulo Finland.

 

06.10.2009
Mette and Martin present a paper at Design Modelling Symposium 2009  at Hfbk Berlin

 

21.27.10.2009
ParaWood is part of teh London Design Festival - FAB Awards 2009 more

 

19.-27.09.2009
Anders assists Prof. Atonino Saggio at workshop in Sicily   about SPACE, TIME and Information TECHNOLOGY.

 

16.09.2009
Anders, Mette and Martin presents a paper at eCAADe conference in Istanbul  .

 

04.09.2009
Odilo talks at RWTH Aachen University, Chair for CAAD about paramteric description of architectural values.

 

10-24.08.09
CITA SUMMER SCHOOL WITH PHILIP BEESLEY
check the summerschool blog 

 
10 - 27.06.2009
Mette and Karin lead workshop at Urban Islands , Sydney

 

20.06.2009
ParaWood to be exhibited at the AA London FAB Awards 2009 more

 

15.06.2009
'Sustainable Building Design - Principles and Tools' by Prof. Dietmar Eberle. 

 

03.-06.06.09
Reef Pattern - exhibited at Distortion Festival devA    

 

28.05.09
Odilo participates in the Arch+-Workshop on Smart Materials/ Smart Technologies



27.05.09
Martin and Norbert speak at the Rule Based Design Symposium - TU Berlin

 

15.05.09
CITA receives 1.000.000 grant from the Danish Frie Forskningsråd for DigitalCrafting Network in cooperation with Aarhus Arkitektskole, Spatial Interface Architecture Laboratory, RMIT, Australien, University of Brighton, School of Architecture and Design, UK, Designskolen Kolding,Teknologisk Institut and Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU). More soon and here


15.05.09
CITA receives funding from Dreyers Fond for CITA Summer School with Philip Beesley


01.05.09
CITA wins guest professorship with Prof. Mark Burry, SIAL for 2009-2011


27.04-05.05.09
Odilo runs 2 workshops on BIM Mapping with Prof. Chen, Prof. Wand and Prof, Sung at At Tamkang University Taipei.


22-24.04.09
Odilo joins CAADRIA and presents a paper at the 14.


17.04.09
Odilo runs lecture and workshop at Tokyo University, International Project Lab, Tokyo.


16.04.09
Mette speaks at Communicating (by) Design, Bruxelles


15.04.09
Mette speaks at Philips Design, Eindhoven


03-06.04.09
Mette joins Transitive Materials workshop at MIT Medialab


31.03.09
Jacob and Martin got a scholarship from Bentley to visit the SmartGeometry 09 workshop at San Francisco, where Martin will as well present CITA and the concept of Digital Crafting at the conferences Alumni Day. more


30.03.09
Odilo speaks at Aarhus school of architecture in information based sustainable design approaches.


13.03.09
CITA Symposium Parametric Approaches III Digital Crafting.Speakers: Michael Silver, Roland Snooks, Christoph Schindler, Harald Kloft more

21 - 26.02.09
Norbert runs workshop on Architectural Knitted Surfaces - Digital/Physical, Shenkar School of Engineering and Design, Tel Aviv


22.02.09
Mette speaks at Architectural Knitted Surfaces


04.02.09
Mette speaks at the Bartlett , London


04.02.09
Martin speaks at the AA , London


20.01.2009
Norbert speaks on Developable Surface at TU, Berlin


22-27.02.09
Norbert teaches Architectural Knitted Surfaces workshop, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design


08.12.2008
Vandkunsten blogs CITA


13.12.2008
Workshopseries Parametric Approaches
see  new pages - more information onarametric concepts in architecture, scripted geometries, techniques and the the workshops Blog Parametric Formations

 

26.11.2008
Practice Report:
Digital Design Strategies and the sustainable Agenda
CITA presents an afternoon seminar of short talks by international practitioners working at the cutting edge of digital design and architecture

 

11.11.2008
Martin speaks at  Bentley User Conference - Denmark

 

5.11.2008
Mette speaks at Ecole Speciale d'Architecture

 

Nov-Dec 2008
Mette teaches a studio at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture (ESA) in Paris.


29.10.2008
Mette speaks at University of Kentucky

 

23.10.2008
Mette speaks at Living Textiles at ICA, London

 

23.10.2008
CITA participates in the international architecture biennale (Im)terial Processes - New Digital Techniques for Architecture , Beijing. More information and pictures of the exhibition can be found here
Mathias from Span has been at the opening and posted some pictures on his flickr page - thx

 

16.10.2008
Mette and Karin present Slow Furl at FUTURESCAPE08 , at London Knowledge Lab , London

 

18.09.2008
Martin receives an award for his paper Designing Parametric Wood in the ecaade conference 2008 in Antwerpen.

 

16.09.2008
Martin presents CITAs ParaWood Project at the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference / Vienna. The related paper can be ead in the conferences proceedings  (80MB)

 

04.09.08
Mette speaks at Chalmers Architecture School , Gothenburg


 

13-14.09.2008
Norbert and Martin give with Eyal Nir (Paracloud Ltd) a PARAKNIT workshop at the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference / Vienna.


 

8.07.2008
Martin speaks at TU Braunschweig / Germany


 

3.07.2008
Mette speaks at LightHouse Gallery

 

2.07.2008
Martin speaks at TU Darmstadt / Germany

27.06.2008
Martin moderates the session in the 2008 EAAE/ARCC conference Changes of Paradigms in the Basic Understanding of Architectural Research

 

17.06.2008
Slow Furl opens at Light House Gallery

 

16.06.2008
Norbert has his one year Viva

 

06.06.2008
Martin prensetns CITAs work in the field of parametric Architecture at the Generative Components seminar for academicsd professionals in Hamburgs BRT architects office - organised by Bentley systems .

 

02.06.2008
Mette speaks at Ambience 08 smart textiles conference


23.05-2008
Mette participates in Fabrics of Life at Central Saint Martins, London.


21.05.2008
Mette speaks at Copenhagen University

 

13.05.2008
Martin speaks at GASU St. Petersburg / Russiad hets some perort in the St. Petersburg GASU Academic Newspaper


28.04.2008
Philpip Beesley, associate professor in the School of Architecture , University of Waterloo, is giving a lecture on "Dissociated Empathy and Elective Affinities" at Monday 28.04.08 - 13.00h at auditorium 5  -  www.philipbeesleyarchitect.com  


24.04.2008
Mette chairs research by design panel at Architectural Inquiries Conference, Gothenburg


20.04.2008
Mette and Karin win InterARCHtive commission for Slow Furl, Lighthouse Gallery, UK


19.03.2008
Framing the exhibition Digital Practice, the HandsOnExperience Digital Design and Production (Dates 31.03 and 7.4.08) is adressed to architectural offices. It will provide participants with knowledge and experience in the field of RapidPrototyping.


14.03.2008
The exhibition DIGITAL PRACTICE on CITAs research opens at the School of Architecture. It runs ubtil April 11.


27.12.2007
Update and new Projects in the Digital Formations section of CITAs website


23.11.2007 - 12.30h:
Symposium Parametric Approaches II: Computation and material with Prof. Mark Burry, Prof. Neil Leach, Mark Gage, Achim Menges and Prof. Mark Goulthorpe


10.11.2007 - 13.00h:
Public Presentation of the Workshop Constitutional Subdivision at the Danish Architectural Center (DAC)


06.11.2007 - 19.00h:
Opening of archiTronic event at the Danish Architectural Center (DAC) with installation by CITA