The Trans_Arch_Edu_03 lecture of Dr. Biloria shall elaborate upon “Info-Matter”, a research umbrella, which, interrogates the intricate relationship between information flow and associative material formations at variable scales in the architectural domain via the application of advanced computational and new media tools and techniques. Info-Matter is deeply rooted in exploring novel interdisciplinary design strategies and nonlinear processes for developing generative meta-design systems to conceive Performance driven Non-Standard and Real-Time Interactive architectural formations. The presentation shall elaborate upon the following research and education strands  under the Info-Matter agenda:

– Interactive Architecture

– Interactive Architecture and Cognitive Sciences

– Performance Driven Design

– Smart Cities

 18 May Tuesday, 14.20

biloria imageDr. Nimish Biloria is an Assistant Professor at the, Architectural Engineering and Technology Department (Chair: Hyperbody) at the Delft University or Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands. He firmly believes in digitally driven bottom-up methodologies for developing performance driven sustainable and energy efficient design solutions. His research and education interests in data driven Performative Design and Interactive Architecture are clubbed under the research umbrella ‘Info-Matter’. He holds a PhD from the Delft University of Technology in the domain of Interactive Environments and a Masters in Architecture in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association, London, UK. He has lectured at several prestigious institutes globally and has presented and published his research and design deductions in numerous international journals, design conferences, academic books and design + technology magazines.

Integrative Data-driven Design en route to Performance-oriented Architecture

This talk will present and discuss the work of the RCAT | ACDL Group at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, which focuses on integrative data-driven design with the primary goal to develop a methodological framework for Performance-oriented Architecture. This foregrounds the fact that the development of a particular approach to architecture is the primary focus for the development of integrative methods, processes and tools, instead of pursuing a generic development of apps and algorithms as seems increasingly commonplace today.

18 May Tuesday, 15.00

MichaelHenselProf. Dr. Michael U. Hensel is an architect, writer, researcher and educator. In his professional and academic work he pursues research and research-by-design along a strong interdisciplinary trajectory. He is tenured professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where he directs the Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics ( He is also founding and acting chairman of the OCEAN Design Research Association ( He has authored and edited numerous books and journals and has published work worldwide.



Challange Statement of the Panel


There lies great paradox in a world of fast forward change there is no survival without knowledge and yet knowledge yields to uselessness so fast that education, learning, teaching become obscured. If knowledge transfer means tutors teach what they learned as a student or what they learned by research or even perhaps what they learned yesterday, then, more so, how to research and learn together?
More and more students lead workshops and tutorials on software and technologies such as drones and numerically controlled systems. There is much to experience, to try out, to play and to experiment within the horizon of minute techno species, generative software, automated building and shape finding. However it is seems more crucial that the why and why not, the cultur-real-meta knowledge of the new technologies and the impacts thereof become the essence of any seating, any discussion, any seminar in the university.
The conference would like to host voices for learned experiments as well as keen criticism of technology of making, and notes on strategies of adaption for architecture.
Students teaching students as in the Ecole des Beaux Arts, atelier and making-based learning as in the Bauhaus, learning from practice with invited tutors as in the tradition of the AA, we are witnessing architectural education as a “practice” that reinvents itself, its tools and methods.


TRANSARCHEDU03_1104Organization Team
Asst. Prof. Dr. Güzden Varınlıoğlu (Asst. Prof. Dr., Izmir University of Economics)
Michael Young (Lec., Izmir University of Economics)
Nilüfer Kozikoğlu (Lec., Izmir University of Economics)
Sema Alaçam (Asst. Prof. Dr., Istanbul Technical University)
Ece Küreli, Coordinator (Res. Asst., Izmir University of Economics)