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Torsten Sack-Nielsen

Programleder for Forskning of udvikling, Ph.D., MSc. in Architecture, ir.

20132017
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Personlig profil

Forskningsområde

Performance through thickfolds

approaching climate-responsive behaviours through shape, materialisation and kinematics.

 

Addressing adaptive solutions to architecture requires responding to a changing climatic environment instead of statically resisting it. As the demands on the performance of contemporary buildings and their climate-skins are increasing, new alternative, eco-effective and resource-saving approaches are essential. The ability of adaptation opens - like in nature - the perspective to optimise climatic behaviour within a given local context.

The principle of folding contains dynamic aspects with the capability both to adjust shape through its changing geometry [form] and the specific movement embedded in the fold pattern [kinematics].

In this PhD project, folding is investigated phenomenologically, exploratively as well as experimentally, to exploit and document on how climate-responsive performance potentials can be utilised in architecture. ‘Origami technology’, as the emerging, cross-disciplinary field behind it, transfers principles from the ancient art of paper folding into sophisticated design applications.

The project proposes an initial concept, which was developed through explorative design studies, to preserve the foldability of the material despite the thickness of a (sandwich) panel. It is referred to as the thickfold concept.

Performance aspects are empirically investigated in three main test series which focus on shape [change], materialisation and self-actuation. The methods of investigation cover dynamic computational simulations, climate laboratory tests and material tests for thermo-responsive behaviour.

In summary, this project identifies and indicates climatically beneficial aspects based on the dynamic principle of folding and through the materialisation towards a thickfold.

 

Torsten Sack-Nielsen

Architect maa, ir.  and MSc. in Architecture,
PhD Fellow at Aarhus School of Architecture

January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Forskningsområder

  • Bygningskunst

Projekter 2013 2017

Climate-adaptive facades

Sack-Nielsen, T.

02/09/201331/01/2017

Projekter: ProjektPh.d. projekt

Fil

Publikationer 2014 2017

  • 2 Bidrag til bog/antologi
  • 1 Ph.d.-afhandling
  • 1 Konferencebidrag i proceedings

Performance through thickfolds: Approaching climate-responsive behaviours through shape, materialisation and kinematics

Sack-Nielsen, T., 5 maj 2017, Aarhus: Arkitektskolens Forlag. 271 s.

Publikation: Bog / Antologi / Afhandling / RapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

Engaging (through materials) in Architecture

Sack-Nielsen, T., 30 dec. 2015, Engaging through architecture. Ahrenkiel, A., Daugaard, M., Verbeke, J. & Rasmussen, J. (red.). Aarhus: Arkitektskolens Forlag, s. 25-26 2 s. (ARKIPELAGET; Nr. 11).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskning

Performative

Sack-Nielsen, T., 15 dec. 2015, SUSTAINABILITY: An imperative for plurality and context. Unterrainer, W. (red.). Aarhus: Arkitektskolens Forlag, s. 64-65 2 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskning

Approaching climate-adaptive facades with foldings: Shape - Kinetics - Materiality

Sack-Nielsen, T., 2014, What’s the Matter?: Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation. Voyatzaki, M. (red.). s. 795-804 9 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

Aktiviteter 2014 2016

  • 11 Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus
  • 9 Organisation af og deltagelse i konference
  • 1 Medlemskab af forskningsnetværk

Finalizing the thesis document

Torsten Sack-Nielsen (Deltager)
15 apr. 2016

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed - typerDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

FRG meeting

Torsten Sack-Nielsen (Deltager)
11 apr. 201612 apr. 2016

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed - typerDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

Academic Writing Workshop

Torsten Sack-Nielsen (Deltager)
10 feb. 201612 feb. 2016

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed - typerDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

Ph.D. Course AAA

Torsten Sack-Nielsen (Deltager)
14 dec. 2015

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed - typerDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

Fassade

Torsten Sack-Nielsen (Deltager)
10 nov. 2015

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed - typerOrganisation af og deltagelse i konference