Martin Tamke
Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture


The understanding of materials as active, whether compressed, under tension or flexed, allows for novel solutions that extend and challenge the space of design. The approaches towards the integration of material behaviour on the conceptual, construction, production as well as on the level of digital design system can serve as a blueprint of how to design with the complexity that characterises the current design space of building practice. This paper focuses on four different approaches to integrate material performance into digital design exemplified in four physical demonstrators by CITA, the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture in Copenhagen.

material, simulation, feedback, complex modelling, digital fabrication



SAJ Vol. 5, 2013, No. 2