CITA - Centre for Information Technology and Architecture

  • Philip De Langes Allé 11, Bygning 72,

    1435 København K


Organization profile

Organisation profile

CITA [Centre for IT and Architecture] is a research centre at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. CITA examines how new information and communication technologies fundamentally challenges architectural practice as a tool for design, fabrication and communication. CITA has three research areas: Digital Formations, investigating complex modelling and Building Information Modelling as a new design tool for architecture and digital fabrication. Behaving Architectures, investigating new programmable materials and smart textiles and Interface Ecologies investigating real-time modelling, interface design and intelligent programming.

Research in the organisation

CITA was founded in 2005 and uses a practice based research method, focussed on the conceptualisation, design and realisation of working prototypes and full-scale demonstrators. CITAs work has a strong cross-disciplinary focus consolidates new collaborations with interdisciplinary partners from the fields of engineering, design, robotics and material science. We work through manifold national and international industry collaborations through established programs of industrial PhDs, consultancy, training and research collaboration.

About the organisation

CITA has a consolidated track record in initiating and running large scale research projects and networks with international partnerships. Currently, CITA is completing three large scale framing projects including Complex Modelling, Innochain and Flora Robotica.

Research Output

Actuated Textile Hybrids: Textile smocking for designing dynamic force equilibria in membrane structures

Millentrup, V., Ramsgaard Thomsen, M. & Nicholas, P., 2019, Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution : Proceedings of the 37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference - Volume 2, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 11-13 September 2019. Sousa, J. P., Xavier, J. P. & Castro Henriques, G. (eds.). Porto, p. 521-530 10 p. 521

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Open Access


FUNGAR: Fungal Architectures

Ayres, P., Rigobello, A. & Buchwald, E. F.


Project: Research

Bio design: Light Space

Ramsgaard Thomsen, M. & Tamke, M.


Project: Research

The Rise

Tamke, M., Stasiuk, D. & Ramsgaard Thomsen, M.

01/01/2013 → …

Project: Other


Flora Robotica - concept category prize winner's exhibition

Phil Ayres (Participant), , Sebastian Gatz (Participant), , Emil Fabritius Buchwald (Participant), & Soraya Bornaz (Participant)

5 Sep 20199 Sep 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther



Phil Ayres (Member)

20 Jun 20195 Jul 2019

Activity: Membership Membership in review committee

Biomimetics (Journal)

Phil Ayres (Reviewer)

1 Jun 201930 Jun 2019

Activity: Peer-review and editorial work Peer review of manuscriptsResearch

Press / Media

Forskere vil bygge et intelligent hus af svampe

Phil Ayres


1 item of Media coverage

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Science fiction til fakta

Phil Ayres


1 item of Media coverage

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The Old Bamboo, Anew

Phil Ayres


1 item of Media coverage

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