15 Oct. Henriette Bier speaks at seminar on automation organised by Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Organized by Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Title: Architecture in the Age of Robotic Building

Speaker: Prof. Henriette H. Bier, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Date: October 15, 2018 (Monday)

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue: Room 215, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK


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.


After graduating in architecture (1998) from the Technical University Karlsruhe, Henriette Bier has worked with Morphosis (1999-2001) on internationally relevant projects in the US and Europe. She has taught computational design (2002-2003) at various European universities and since 2004 she mainly teaches and researches at the Technical University Delft (TUD) with focus on computational design and robotics in architecture. She is initiator and leader of the Robotic Building lab and member of Delft Robotics Institute. Since 2016 she is visiting professor at Dessau Institute of Architecture.

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Enquiries: Ms. Winnie Wong, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK at 3943 8337.