University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Architectural Informatics Guest Lecture 12: Hank Haeusler


Architectural Informatics Guest Lecture 11

Digital Sustainability Thinking for Next-Gen Architectural Manufacturing

Date and time: March 7 (Thursday), 2024 11:00~12:00
Venue: HASEKO KUMA HALL, Faculty of Engineering Building 11  map

Host: Yasushi Ikeda Architectural Informatics Research Lab.

he built environment sector is under increasing pressure to operate in sustainable ways, pursuing profitability while contributing to its wider ecosystem through economic, social, and environmental goals. To meet net-zero goals by 2050 we need to decarbonisation the construction process through minimised emissions, waste generation, and building with less materials for more humans. This lecture will present the thinking and upcoming work of the ARC Centre for Next-Gen Architectural Manufacturing which deploys digital sustainability as a ‘twin transformation / twin transition’ with an intersection in which digitalization strengthen sustainability. It will unpack how we will investigate digital sustainability through our 25 PhD students to enhance productivity and efficiency sustainably in the AEC sector, with the primary objective of bridging gaps in knowledge and practice through three interconnected architectural research and training themes – Synthesis, Management and Analytics.

Associate Professor M. Hank Haeusler (PhD) is ARC ITTC Centre for Next-Gen Architectural Manufacturing (Arch_Manu) Director, Lead CI of a CRC-P grant on 3D printing, and Deputy Director UNSW AI Institute. Haeusler was Founding Director of the Computational Design degree at the UNSW Sydney, the world’s first Computational Design bachelor’s degree. As a researcher, educator, entrepreneur, and designer in computational design he authored of 150+ academic publications and raised over A$16M research funding. He also is Head of Research, Foresight and Innovation at Giraffe Technology, a platform for the AEC sector and has lectured internationally at several universities.

Admission free, no reservation required. Lecture will be in English but with auto-translation subtitles Please contact the following address if you would like to watch the seminar online. Contact: Architectural Informatics Lab.