RCAT - Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics

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Updated 28/04/2017


++ RCAT | ACDL commences its collaboration with SINTEF Building and Infrastructure with focus on PhD Canidate Bjørnar Nørstebø's research.

++ CSoP 3 2017 symposium will take place in Aarhus on 11 and 12 September as part of Aarhus European Cultural Capital 2017 and Rising Architecture Week.

++ CSoP Round-table Discussions in collaboration with DogA - the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture will commence in June 2017.

rcat 2016_01_matteo20Oslo Convergence - 24-hour Oslo, Matteo Lomaglio, 2016


Dear friends and colleagues,

Welcome to the website of the Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics [RCAT] and the Advanced Computational Design Laboratory [ACDL] and the joint RCAT | ACDL group. This website serves as both an introduction and a summary archive of the work undertaken in the context of the RCAT | ACDL group.

Founded in 2011 and in 2014 respectively RCAT and ACDL are located at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. RCAT focuses on developing an overarching approach to performance-oriented architecture. This is based on an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to research by design, practice-oriented inquiry, design and built activities, and information-based design rooted in integrated advanced computational design in architecture. RCAT and integrates master-, PhD- and post-doctoral level education and research. ACDL is the innovation laboratory of RCAT. RCAT collaborates with distiguished practices, universities and idenpendent research organisations.

For more detailed information see RCAT | ACDL.

Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Director of RCAT

One of the tendencies that continues to plague architectural research and innovation is the continual omission of vital references, precedents and inspriations found in the work of others. We therefore seek to list this information explicitly wherever possible. We welcome notification if there are any unintended omission .

Please note that the content of this website is not public domain material. Intellectual and copyrights are held by the individual researchers and authors of the works. This website is maintained and edited by Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel and members of the RCAT | ACDL group.