Tom Svilans


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Curriculum vitae

Tom Svilans is an architectural designer and researcher based at CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture), in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tom’s work focuses on the intersection of design, computation, and material fabrication, and the use of emerging technologies to reveal new design potentials in free-form timber structures.

Tom combines an expertise in digital fabrication methods with international experience with design, fabrication, and media work. He is currently part of the EU-funded InnoChain research network, where he explores large-scale free-form timber construction in close collaboration with Blumer-Lehmann AG - a leading Swiss timber contractor - and White Arkitekter - a multidisciplinary Scandinavian architecture practice.


Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, M. Arch., Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

Research area

  • Architecture

Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2014 2017

  • 1 Article in proceedings
  • 1 Paper

A Multi-scalar Approach for the Modelling and Fabrication of Free-Form Glue-Laminated Timber Structures

Svilans, T., Poinet, P., Tamke, M. & Ramsgaard Thomsen, M., 16 Sep 2017, Humanizing Digital Reality: Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017. Paris: Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Instruction and Instinct

Vercruysse, E., Davies, K., Svilans, T. & Dodd, I., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review