Multi-Scale Modelling (scale of the material)


The sub-project Multi-Scale Modelling (scale of the material) investigates how multi-scalar modelling can be used to understand complex feedback loops between different levels of material organisation. The project takes point of departure in fibre reinforced composites and examines how three levels of modelling: the material, the element and the overall structure can be interfaced and calibrated for use in an architectural design environment. The project employs computational strategies from material science to develop dynamic feedback mechanisms for inter-scalar design control.

Modelling Interdependency (scale of the element)


The sub-projects Modelling Interdependency (scale of the element) examine the interdependencies that appear in friction based structures. Taking point of departure in timber based macro-weaving systems that scale up textile principles, the project aims to devise novel ways of computing the complex feedback in the stress-forces that characterise these systems. Using evolutionary systems of computational learning, the aim is to devise an adapting system in which goal states self-parameterise thereby allowing greater design control.

Self-organising performance (scale of the structure)


The sub-project Self-organising performance (scale of the structure) investigates how principles of self-organisation can be used for structural optimisation. Taking point of departure in large scale timber construction, the project examines how the FE analysis of the material dynamics (flex and bend) embedded in the single element can be parameterised so as to inform feedback loops within a complex model composed of interacting sub-systems and used in the design of a load bearing surface-membrane.

Multiscale Modeling Seminar (2013)

CITA Multiscale Modeling Seminar 31.05.2013 – Copenhagen

Advancements in architecture – particularly the emergence of engineered materials and the associated challenge of specifying material locally to meet global performance requirements – are posing new multi-scalar questions for the design and simulation process.  Traditionally, architecture’s tools for modeling and representation have considered only single scales: we now need to better understand how simulations can link generative computational models, structural analysis and material specifications to geometric and performative design goals, at the scales of structure, element and material. Continue reading

Learning to be a Vault (2014)

Stasiuk, David And Ramsgaard Thomsen, Mette  (2014) Learning to be a Vault – Implementing learning strategies for design exploration in inter-scalar system, Thompson, Emine Mine (ed.), Fusion – Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference – Volume 1, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, 10-12 September 2014, pp. 381-390.