Henriette Bier (Holanda)

Título: Architecture in the Age of Robotic Building


Today architecture increasingly incorporates robots into building processes and buildings. In this context, Robotic Building enables buildings to interact with its users and surroundings in real-time by means of Design-to-Production-Assembly and - Operation (D2RPA&O). Such modes of production and operation involve agency of both humans and non-humans. Thus agency is not located in one or another but in the heterogeneous associations between them. D2RPA&O processes link effectively design and production with smart operation of the built environment by advancing applications in performance optimization, robotic manufacturing, and user-driven building operation.

Short Bio

After graduating in architecture (1998) from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, Henriette Bier has worked with Morphosis (1999-2001) on internationally relevant projects in the US and Europe. She has been teaching (2002-2003) computational design at universities in Europe and since 2004 she teaches and researches mainly at the Technical University Delft (TUD) with focus on digitally-driven design and architecture. She co-developed the education and research frameworks for Non-standard and Interactive Architecture at Hyperbody and Border Conditions at Public Building, TUD. 2008, she defended her PhD in System-embedded Intelligence in Architecture after which she started developing the academic education and research framework on Robotic Building. 2011, she joined Delft Robotics Institute (DRI) and later on she established the Robotic Building (RB) group, which produced work that has been exhibited internationally and more recently in Paris at Centre Pompidou. Results of Henriette Bier’s research are published internationally in more than 120 journals, books, and exhibits. She is member of several editorial boards and scientific committees and co-organized conferences and co-edited several books and journal issues on computational design and robotics in architecture.