Our research combines the two themes of culture (architectural humanities, history, theory, design and urbanism), 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:
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.
Prof Jonathan Hale talking about the Architecture, Culture and Tecontics Research Group
Dr Paolo Beccarelli, discussing Tectonics research within the ACT research group.
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