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Workshop on Construction-Aware Design
March 18 - 19, 2019
Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside

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Prof. Michael Hensel
Prof. Michael Hensel Professor and Head of the Digital Architecture and Planning Department at TU Wien, Austria


Dr. Michael U. Hensel is a practicing architect, researcher and writer. He leads the practice OCEAN Architecture Environment together with his partner Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel. Since 2018, he is a Professor and Head of the Digital Architecture and Planning Department at the Technical University in Vienna. Previously, he was professor and director of the Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics and Advanced Computational Design Laboratory at the Oslo School of Architecture in Norway. His research interests include questions of performance-oriented architecture, information-based computational design, design and construction of complex geometries and how architecture can be in the service of the natural environment. Hensel has authored and edited numerous books, including Emergent Technologies and Design with Achim Menges and Michael Weinstock (2010), Performance-oriented Architecture (2013), Grounds and Envelopes with Jeffrey Turko (2015), The Changing Shape of Practice (2016) and The Changing Shape of Architecture (2019) both with Fredrik Nilsson. He is currently working on a book on Architecture and Environment together with Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel, as well as Information City – Data-integrated Design for Resilient Urban Areas with Ata Chokhachian and Katia Perini.

All sessions by Prof. Michael Hensel

  • Day 2Tuesday, March 19th
9:30 am

Performance-oriented Architecture | Advancing Architectural Design and Construction through Information-based Computational Design

The talk will focus on specific approach to performance-oriented architecture and a related method framework termed information-based computational design, which operates at the intersection between architecture, geometry, engineering, computer and environmental science.

Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside 09:30 - 10:30 Details