RCAT - Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics

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PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE | EMBEDDED ARCHITECTURES | INFORMATION-BASED DESIGN | THE CHANGING SHAPE OF PRACTICE

Updated 22/05/2017

LATEST NEWS

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

++ Registration open for CSoP 3 2017 conference on 11 and 12 September as part of Aarhus European Cultural Capital 2017.

++ CSoP Round-table Discussions in collaboration with DogA - Design and Architecture Norway will commence in June 2017.


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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 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 embedded architectures and architecture and environment interactions, as well as information-based design.

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 centres innovation laboratory. The centre collaborates with distiguished practices, universities and indenpendent research organisations.