Our research combines the two themes of culture (architectural humanities, history, theory, design, urbanism and landscape), and tectonics (experimental structures, materials and digital fabrication).
Work in this area focuses on the history and theory of architectural and urban culture, with three distinct areas of research strength:
Architecture of museums
Relationships between architecture, technology and human embodiment
History, theory and criticism of architecture, engineering, cities and landscapes
Architecture and embodiment
Urbanism and landscape
Jonathan Hale (Lead)
Research in this area is focused on the design, modelling and manufacturing challenges of building systems based on advanced digital form-finding and modelling techniques.
The research group is based on a multidisciplinary approach with competences which range from material specifications to structural design and from 3D digital tools to 1:1 scale physical prototyping based on 3D printers, 5-axis robots and computerised cutting tables.
Zero carbon architecture
Lightweight membrane materials
Collaborative learning in architectural education
Data and information
Paolo Beccarelli (Lead)
Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
EU Cost: Novel structure skins
The University of Nottingham
Faculty of Engineering
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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