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 1989 2019

Design meets technology: Creating with the help of digital technology

Tamke, M., 2019, In : Die Messe - Messejournal. p. 1-4 3 p.

Publications: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Open Access

Fundamental Changes for Architecture

Tamke, M., 2019, Craftsmanship in the Digital Age: Architecture, Values and Digital Fabrication. Ryan, Á. (ed.). ANCB The Aedas Metropolitan Lab, p. 35 - 39 5 p.

Publications: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

Longterm Behaviour and geometrical precision of graded CNC knitted Bending Active Textile Hybrids under real world conditions

Ramsgaard Thomsen, M., Tamke, M., Sinke, Y., Gatz, S., La Magna, R., Lienhard, J., Freier, K., Wisemann, M. & Hazzard, M., 2019, In : IASS Annual Symposium 2019 – Structural Membranes 2019 Form and Force.

Publications: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

Projects 2004 2020

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


Bertram, P.

01/09/2012 → …

Project: Research


Activities 2004 2018

3D printing ceramics

Flemming Tvede Hansen (Lecturer), Martin Tamke (Lecturer)
6 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

Chalmers tekniska högskola, institutionen for arkitektur (External organisation)

Phil Ayres (Member)
7 Nov 201811 Dec 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership in review committee

Autodesk Forge DevCon 2018

Ayoub Lharchi (Speaker)
16 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conference

Press / Media

Design Meets technology - Creating with help of digital technology

Martin Tamke


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

cherish udstilling: jeg vil se håb i kunsten

Morten Meldgaard & Veronica Synøve Hodges


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

forårsblomster varsler klodens efterår

Morten Meldgaard & Veronica Synøve Hodges


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media