ACDL: Architectural design, computation & time

This semester's brief was to design a multifunctional, public structure at Youngstorget, reflecting the ever-changing needs of public space. It should support existing activities bringing them together with additional proposed functions manifested as built architectural structures. The projects should consider the wider context of public spaces and urban fabric of Oslo, and importantly, contemplate the influence of space on the experience of time passage and the importance of time for the subjective experience of architecture.

The ACDL studio places a strong emphasis on computational tools as part of the design process and communication of ideas. Through an iterative process, students test and evaluate performative aspects of designs in relation to changing spatial and functional demands. Based on the focus of each design project, the students use a range of computational, as well as analog, methods and tools.

The intention is to help students develop their own design methodology, while bridging analog processes and digital tools. Our aim is to equip the students with the knowledge, skills and tools to achieve their architectural design.

Teachers: Søren S. Sørensen, Sofia Martins da Cunha, Jan Markus Ludwig, Nicolai Ramm Østgaard

Guest: Marianne Sætre

Students: Ahmad Abdalnasir Khalid Al-Hiyali, Emilie Wium Christensen, Benjamin Fjerdingstad, Andrea Dale Hareide, Frida Nilsen, Julian Riise, Silje Ekornrud Seim, Sindre Nordli Skjeggestad, Morten Stubberud, Anna Olette Tangen, Pia Kristine Tveit, Fanny Ingeborg Mediaas Wiese, Vilde Wøien