RCAT - Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics

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PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE | ARCHITECTURE + SOCIETY | ARCHITECTURE + ENVIRONMENT | NEW ENVIRONMENTS + EMBEDDED ARCHITECTURES | INFORMATION-BASED DESIGN | ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN | THE CHANGING SHAPE OF PRACTICE

Updated 25/04/2018


LATEST NEWS

++ CSoP 4 took place on Wednesday 07 March at the Technical University Munich as part of the Munich Creative Business Week 2017.

++ RCAT and DogA currently co-host round-table discussions with architecture and design practices to explore research themes and needs across creative practice with the aim to prepare recommendation to the government and government agencies for support of research across the creative sector.


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The Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics is one of four research centres at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Founded in 2011 the centre facilitates on-going and new research within the fields of architecture, societal and environment related themes. The latter is rapidly becoming one of the foremost questions that architects are required to tackle. Many governments worldwide have issued requirements towards this end and much of current and future research will necessarily have an explicit environmental focus in which interdisciplinary competence becomes increasingly important. In this context RCAT focuses on developing an overarching approach to performance-oriented architecture through the focal areas of new environments and embedded architectures, architecture and environment interactions, as well as information-based design. The centre has an extensive track-record in research and writing on a broad scope of architecture and environment interactions.

The centre pursues practice-oriented and experimental research, combining elements of traditional knowledge production with an inter- and transdisciplinary research by design approach. Basic and applied research is included in the Centre’s activities. Its research-oriented approach to teaching integrates master-level, PhD and post-doctoral tracks. RCAT incorporates the Advanced Computational Design Laboratory which serves as the innovation laboratory of the centre. The centre collaborates with distiguished practices, universities and indenpendent research organisations.