Isak Worre Foged

Isak Worre Foged

Professor WSR (MSc.Eng.Arch., M.Arch., MAA, PhD)

  • Philip de Langes Allé 10, Bygning 68. Indgang C+D

    1435 København K

    Denmark

20102021

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Curriculum vitae

The general research objective is to develop knowledge and methods for environmental sustainable architectures across design scales of application.

The specific experimental research is focused on material investigations for responsive membranes that create qualitative sensations by perceived heat, light and sound phenomena. These studies aim in parallel to reduce the embodied and operational energy and CO2e of the built environment.

The specific theoretical research is focused on the evolving taxonomy and definition of Environmental Tectonics, a branch of Tectonics in architectural theory. By forming a theoretical discourse, experimental studies are anchored on a disciplinary platform, allowing experiment and theory to evolve together.

From Autumn 2020, I have been part of the The Royal Danish Academy, Institute of Architecture and Design, as Professor with specific responsibilities.

In Spring 2021, I established the Cluster for Material Studies at the Academy. The research group includes architects and designers with specific material expertise, and where projects are organized in the three related tracks of Material Making, Material Programming and Material Perception.

As a research leader, I have as PI formulated, organized and lead more than 10 research and innovation projects, which are based on cross-border, cross-disciplinary and cross-sectorial teams. I have focused on leading projects through synergies between specialists to form an ecology of knowledge and skills to address the specific project and specific research questions, including researchers from architecture, design, engineering, psychology, robotics, computer science, biology and material science and industry partners from architecture, engineering, material manufacturers, robotics, timber/mason crafts and museums/exhibition organisations.

Research area

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Materials
  • Process and method
  • Technology and digital design
  • Aesthetics and form