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Conference Theme

Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age
… From smart to behavioral
… From digital to material

Registration opens 15.06.2020 //
eCAADe2020 ONLINE //

Context

Humans and technology today form an inseparable link that have profound implications for Earth’s ecosystems – leading to the debate for a new era: the Anthropologic. In recent years, the transition from analog to digital architecture has materialized through increasing availability of novel software and new methods in digital architecture fabrication – tooling. The cognitive and digital turn implies ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and material intelligence, but to mention a few. The resulting design strategies overwhelm our discipline of architecture, encouraging a re-thinking of architecture, the architect’s role and responsibility, as well as architectural education. The development of digital technologies is compounding the need to develop ethics for this new technological state – shifting computer architecture from its focus on technology to a focus on humans.

Objectives
The theme “Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age … from smart to behavioral … from digital to material”, critically questions the idea of the digital as purely technical interface, but encourages the extension of the digital towards, or rather back, to the material world. During the conference we are aiming at reflecting architecture in its transformation – in light of the Anthropocene stipulating data-based strategies for lean automated processes for architecture production and design through big data. eCAADe2020 also focuses on technical solutions fostering ethical feedback into architectonic culture, an evolution of the human-machine interface, ubiquitous computing and machine learning.

CONFERENCE TRACKS – to be held online  – descriptions below

  1. Design and computation of urban and local systems – XS to XL
  2. Digital perception of Space – Cyber–physical Systems (VR, AR) – design strategies
  3. Health and materials in architecture and cities
  4. Education and digital theory – ethics, cybernetics, feedback, theory
  5. Making through code – built by data and the architectural illustration
  6. Robotic tectonics, automation and interaction
  7. The cognitive city (AI)
  8. Culture/Shift through ubiquitous computing / scripting and lingua franca
  9. BioData/BioTectonics for architectural design
  10. Cognizant Architecture – what if buildings could think

1. DESIGN AND COMPUTATION OF URBAN AND LOCAL SYSTEMS – XS to XL

Computation in architecture and urban matters is the key objective, as it allows us to shift to design systems rather than buildings. We exchange views on generative design concepts and strategies, shape grammar matters in all scales. How will virtual city modelling and GIS assist our design tool generation process and model manipulation in local systems?

2. DIGITAL PERCEPTION OF SPACE – CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS (VR, AR)
– DESIGN STRATEGIES

A track that entitles interactive and virtual and augmented environments, human-building interaction through sensors and their design approaches. We explore the interdisciplinarity of sensor enhanced material intelligence through physical installations and/or prototypes in order to closely tie human-machine to digital-material.

3. HEALTH AND MATERIALS IN ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES

Health stands for well-being. Well-being is increasingly integrated into architectural simulation and the emission-aware digital panning and physical architectural practice and experimental prototyping. Topics include efforts to balance human needs with environmental viability and digital solutions for sustainable environments, and small-scale systems alike.

4. EDUCATION AND DIGITAL THEORY – ETHICS, CYBERNETICS, FEEDBACK, THEORY

Topics will include general CAAD education through the lens of educational institutions and host sessions and discussions covering how to teach digital studios, develop smart design and teaching tools. Collaborative design, evaluating and theoretical research contributions and in the digital turn.

5. MAKING THROUGH CODE –BUILT BY DATA AND THE ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION

Can algorithms generate buildings or even architecture? Is a code the new architectural plan? Explore generative design, parametric design, digital design tools and data-driven geometries. Sessions will additionally contain design optimization, simulation, machine learning and Building Information Modeling techniques, experimental hacking.

6. ROBOTIC TECTONICS, AUTOMATION AND INTERACTION

We dive into digital fabrication, automated digital workflows and discuss associations with scale and materials. ‘Coboting’ as human-robot collaboration will be central to all our future design and architectural production questions. .

7. THE COGNITIVE CITY (AI)

In the age of big data and cloud computing, the city becomes a conscious body that can percept, sense, filter, identify according to our functions. Artificial Intelligence in the built environment, smart city concepts, simulated behavior will aid us in high performance analytics and novel responsive surroundings. Let’s get lost in between the virtual and the physical capabilities of the city.

8. CULTURE / SHIFT THROUGH UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING/ SCRIPTING
AND LINGUA FRANCA

On one side, this track contains dialogues about information technology and AI in cultural heritage, preservation and sustainability. On the other side, it considers computation and coding as a new drawing skill. Can we link data analytics and scripting as international languages to the power to rule well-adjusted design and making?

9. BIO DATA / BIO TECTONICS FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Nature as an inspirer will be perpetual to design thinking. We contextualize biological existence, behavior and growth in simulation and design solutions set and train intelligent systems. This track pivots between nature and man-made responsive, growing materials and applications in the built environment.

10. COGNIZANT ARCHITECTURE - WHAT IF BUILDINGS COULD THINK?

The Internet of Things, but more so the Internet of Buildings affects our design strategies to create ever-learning and self-enhancing buildings. This session we dive into dynamic design solutions, a multi-state system that we aim to give over control to the building itself through the implementation of machine learning. We touch upon material responsiveness and the impact on personal user comfort through real time feedback in building components.

// eCAADe2020 will be held ONLINE //

Registration opens 15.06.2020

download the call for abstracts/papers here.

Workshops | Exhibition

 

Workshop themes hover around the general theme of the conference. We are looking for a variety of workshops researching and testing the convergence between material and cognition, between the craft of code, form and performance. Invited are interdisciplinary teams and workshop leaders who understand the subject of digital craft and fabrication as an accelerator for a cultural and architectural shift. We particularly welcome workshop proposals from the architectural open source community. In specificity to the conference subject, we do encourage workshops that do not limit their research to a specific laboratory situation in one university, but understand an urban environment, e.g. Berlin as their testing ground. The issue of data may want to be regarded as relevant material for producing architecture. Workshops and exhibitions will take place online in the United Universe of Architecture.

The exhibition will feature workshop outcomes – plastic and experimental computational artifacts – a call for workshops and exhibitions contribution will be launched in due course.  

Registration opens 15.06.2020 //
eCAADe2020 ONLINE //

Keynote speakers - tbc

CHRIS WILLIAMS | CHALMERS UNIVERSITY

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Chalmers University
Gothenburg, Sweden

Chris joined Ted Happold’s group at Arup in 1972 where he worked on Frei Otto’s Multihalle gridshell in Mannheim. His research interests hinge on the relationship between geometry and structural action as applied to towers, bridges and tension and shell structures. His work in the generation of structural form through biological and other analogies has led to collaboration on projects including the British Museum Great Court Roof, the Savill Building, the Gardens by the Bay glasshouses and the Netherlands Maritime Museum. His work on these projects involved writing project specific software for geometry definition and structural analysis.​

MICHAEL HENSEL | TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY VIENNA​

Digital Architecture and Planning
Institute of Architectural Sciences
Vienna University of Technology,Austria

Michael Ulrich Hensel is a German architect, researcher, educator and writer. His main areas of interest are “performance-oriented Design” and “Performance-oriented Architecture”. Hensel has been a key proponent of interdisciplinary research by design in architecture since the mid-1990s, founding and current chairman of OCEAN Design Research Association and SEA – Sustainable Environment Association. He is a prolific writer whose work has been published world-wide.
Since 2018 he is professor at TU Wien Vienna University of Technology where he heads the department for digital architecture and planning and where he serves as a board member of GCD the Center for Geometry and Computational Design.

SIGRID BRELL-COKCAN | RWTH AACHEN

Univ.-Prof. Dr. techn.
RWTH AACHEN
Aachen, Germany

Sigrid Brell-Cokcan is the founder and director of the new Chair of Individualized Production at RWTH Aachen University and co-founded the Association for Robots in Architecture in 2010 together with Johannes Braumann. IP focusses on the use of innovative machinery in material and building production. In order to create an environment that allows the efficient, individualized production of lot size one, new and user friendly methods for man machine interaction are developed. The Chair of IP employs researchers from different fields of robotics and building production to streamline the necessary digital workflow from the initial design to the production process; shaping the construction site of the future via intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces.
She holds a Doctorate in technical sciences from TU Vienna (2014), a Master in Architecture (1998) from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (honoured with Carl Appel Prize), is a member of the Austrian Chamber of Architects and has completed international studies in architecture at University of Sydney (1994).

RACHEL ARMSTRONG | NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY​

Experimental Architecture
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University. Her work explores how our buildings can incorporate some of the properties of living systems to become 'living architectures'. She was coordinator for the FET Open Living Architecture project (April 2016 – June 2019) and coordinates the EU Innovation Fund ALICE project. She is a Rising Waters II Fellow with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (April – May 2016) and a 2010 Senior TED Fellow. She is also a Member of the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment at Newcastle University and Director and founder of the Experimental Architecture Group (EAG) whose work has been published and exhibited internationally.

KAS OOSTERHUIS | ONL / QATAR UNIVERSITY


Director at ONL
Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Professor Kas Oosterhuis is both a visionary and a practicing designer, leading the innovation studio ONL and the Hyperbody research group at the TU Delft. Environments at all scales – from furniture to buildings to cities - are considered complex adaptive systems, both in terms of their complex geometry and their behavior in time. The main focus of the current research is on parametric design and robotic building in all phases of the design to production and the design to operation process. Projects like the A2 COCKPIT building in Utrecht, the BÁLNA mixed use cultural center in Budapest, the LIWA tower in Abu Dhabi and the individually customizable BODY CHAIR are living proof of Oosterhuis' lean design to production approach, in terms of precision, assembly time, sustainability, costs, and above all by his design signature Oosterhuis’ built projects are characterized by a strong integration of structure, skin and ornamentation.

LARS KRÜCKEBERG | GRAFT

Dipl.-Ing. Arch. M.Arch. BDA
Founding Partner, CEO at Graft


Lars Krückeberg studied architecture at the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, the Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy, and the German Institute for History of Art, Firenze, Italy. He graduated as Dipl.-Ing. Arch. in Braunschweig and received his Master of Architecture at the Southern Californian Institute of Architecture SCI Arc, Los Angeles, USA. After visiting professorships at HafenCity University in Hamburg and the RWTH Aachen, Lars Krückeberg has been a visiting professor at the TU Delft in 2017/18. In 1998 Lars Krückeberg established GRAFT in Los Angeles together with Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit. With further offices in Berlin and Beijing, GRAFT has been commissioned to design and manage a wide range of projects. GRAFT has won numerous national and international awards and earned international reputation throughout its existence.Since 2015 GRAFT offers sustainable housing systems in modular design in order to quickly construct accommodations for refugees. The company called Heimat2 was founded together with three other companies working in project development and communication.

DIETER BRELL | 3DELUXE


Founding member at 3deluxe

Dieter Brell is a founding member of the interdisciplinary design office 3deluxe, which is among the most cutting-edge representatives of the German design avantgarde. For more than 15 years the Wiesbaden agency, which has offshoots in Miami, Dubai and Bangkok, has been breaking new ground in architecture, interior design and corporate design. Its seemingly organic design language, complex multimedia installations, and iconic buildings have proven to be stylistically very influential even at the international level. As creative director, Dieter Brell is responsible for numerous renowned projects worldwide such as the D’fly store in New York, the architecture of the Leonardo Glass Cube, the Cocoon Club for techno icon Sven Väth, the Butterfly Pavilion in Dubai, award-winning restaurant designs for Michelin-starred chef Mario Lohninger, the V-Plaza urban development project in Lithuania, to name but a few. The visionary expertise of Dieter Brell and his design team has recently been in demand among cruise and super-yacht companies too; thus Brell, who originally qualified as an interior designer, has added yet another string of design expertise to his bow.

Important Dates

Registration opens 15.06.2020 //
eCAADe2020 ONLINE //

15.01.2020 *** CLOSED *** Submission of short abstract –> 300-350 words + references, no images
15.02.2020 *** FEEDBACK SENT***  abstract accept or reject
17.02.2020 *** CLOSED *** Submission for full papers opens
15.04.2020 *** CLOSED *** Submission deadline of full papers with images – extended
25.05.2020 Feedback – full paper accept or reject
25.05.2020 Applications for PhD-workshop opens
25.05.2020 Applications for technical workshop proposal opens
15.06.2020 Camera-ready upload
15.06.2020 Registration opens
25.06.2020 Author registration closes
25.06.2020 Applications for PhD-workshop closes
25.06.2020 Application for technical workshop proposals closes
25.07.2020 Feedback-technical workshop proposals accept or reject
25.07.2020 Feedback-application PhD-workshop accept or reject
25.07.2020 Registration technical workshops opens
14./15.09.2020 Workshops
15.09.2020
PhD Workshops
16./17.09.2020 Online Conference – exact day tbc plus virtual exhibition planned

Submit

submission of short abstracts now closed

THANK YOU FOR 541 ABSTRACTS FOR ecaade2020. *** SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED*** 281 submitted papers were selected by the eCAADe2020 scientific committee

submission of full papers now closed

THANK YOU FOR 177 FULL PAPERS FOR ecaade2020. *** SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED*** 145 submitted papers were selected by the eCAADe2020 scientific committee

submission of camera-ready papers opens after feedback.

upload your camera-ready paper via ‘proceedings’ – the same platform where you uploaded your full papers –> deadline 15.06.2020 | 23:59 GMT+2

Register

Registration opens 15.06.2020 //
eCAADe2020 ONLINE //

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE ECAADE2020 OPENS IN SPRING 2020

All tickets are available through the Conference tickets platform.
No early discount.0>


Registrations include:
→ Digital proceedings
→ Virtual coffee-breaks and lunches during the conference in hang-out-rooms
→ Virtual welcome Reception, Conference Dinner and Closing Event
→ Keynotes - life from TU Berlin
→ Online lectures
→ Life discussions
→ Certificate if you are a presenting author/participant

TICKET RULES AND REGISTRATION POLICY
--> ALL ONLINE 1. Full Registration: access to the Conference activities (i.e., presentations, coffee-breaks, lunches) and social program (i.e., welcome reception, gala dinner and closing event).
2. Reduced: as full registration; only applicable to participants currently employed or enrolled at institutions from developing European countries:
→ the following European countries based on the GDP:
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.
3. Student: undergraduate students (BSc, MSc and similar) and not PhD students.
Registrants must provide a copy of their student ID card when registering through the ticketing system. Please note that student registration excludes entry to the conference reception, conference dinner and closing event.
4. If you are an author, the country of your affiliated institution defines your status to be eligible for normal or reduced fees. If you are a student or a professional, the country of your organization/company sets your status.

REGISTRATION POLICY
→ Registration is Binding. Notifications, amendments and cancellations must be made in writing to the eCAADe event management via email: kongresse@tubs.de
→ Cancellations will only be accepted under special circumstances and due to unforeseen extreme events.
authors must register by 25.06.06.2020 [23:59 GMT+2] to ensure publication and a presentation slot


→ Online Registration for non-presenting participants/authors closes upon first come first serve basis - max 500

TICKETS

There are two ticket types available

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR AUTHORS (25.06.2020)

1. FULL REGISTRATION --> 95,00€ [EUR]
authors must register by 25.06.06.2020 [23:59 GMT+2] to ensure publication and a presentation slot

2. REDUCED --> 75,00€ [EUR]

3. STUDENT = REDUCED

4. PARTICIPANTS WITHOUT PAPER PRESENTATION --> first come first serve --> we do not charge a mandatory registration fee for non-presenting participants. We do, however, encourage all who want to attend and listen in to register with one, either full or reduced fee, anyways. Paying participants and attendees will receive an official participation certificate. OPENS 15.06.2020



PLEASE REGISTER VIA THE ROCKET BELOW - opens 15.06.2020
credit card only

Location

// eCAADe2020 will be held ONLINE //
united universe of architecture

Team

Liss C. Werner

Chair
Assist. Professor
computational architecture & cybernetics
CyPhyLab

Institute of Architecture
Technical University of Berlin

Dietmar Köring

Co-Chair
Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Köring
Arphenotype



Steering Committee
Henri Achten | Czech Technical University Prague
Bob Martens | Technische Universität Wien
Birgul Çolakoğlu |  Istanbul Technical University
José Pinto Duarte | Penn State University
Rudi Stouffs | National University of Singapore
Anetta Kepczynska-Walczak | Lodz University of Technology
Joachim Kieferle | University of Applied Sciences RheinMain
Gabriel Wurzer | Technical University Vienna
Tadeja Zupančič | University of Ljubljana

Students and Research Support Team Martin Baier Louna Al Bondakji Valmir Kastrati Anne-Liese Lammich Theresa Lohse Suryaveer Patnaik Pawel Unger    

Sponsors

Contact

Host and Venue

Liss C. Werner
CyPhyLab
Technische Universität Berlin
Fak VI, Institut für Architektur
FG Städtebau und Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung
Straße des 17. Juni 152
DE-10623 Berlin

Email: ecaade2020@architektur.tu-berlin.de
 
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