Computation & Performance

Key projects


Energy Performance Integration in Corporate Public Real Estate Management

EPI-CREM provides a strategy and a set of tools enabling building owners and users to make the energy aspect an integral aspect of Corporate Real Estate Management.

The project aims to improve energy efficiency and rational use of energy across public building stock in Europe by embedding energy issues in decision making processes within Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) at the strategic level, and translating those decisions into tactical and operational levels of building management. This way the decision making process surrounding energy saving measures is embedded in the CREM-process, and is made structural and more cost effective.

Intelligent Energy Europe
Grant: € 58.000
Role: subcontractor
Principal Researcher: Rudi Stouffs 
Coordinator: Ministerie van VROM, Rijksgebouwendienst
Duration: 12/2007 to 6/2010


Demographic Change and Housing Wealth

The e-archidoct project is a tool being developed by a partnership of 14 European Schools of Architecture aimed at the creation of a collaborative post-master educational virtual environment, which will support their third-cycle programmes by: 

  • Enhancing and reinforcing their presence in the international competition of higher education institutions;
  • Offering distance-learning e-modules addressed to the candidates of those programmes;
  • Facilitating researchers in the doctorate programmes of the participating institutions to keep working and collaborating virtually with the host institutions;
  • Creating a media and data library to be used by the students of the e-campus.
  • Developing virtual international doctorate committees to be supervised through e-meetings;
  • Creating common assessment criteria and qualifications for doctoral studies in architecture;
  • Creating a network of post-master researchers through direct contacts over the Internet.

E-archidoct offers, in parallel, a series of sessions (lectures, reports, presentations, data, etc.) for graduates and practicing architects from all European Countries to inform them about the state of the art in architectural thinking, current trends of architectural design and construction, new materials and technological advances and recent achievements in the domain of architectural research and experimentation. In this way professionals will be updated about the fast changing architectural trends; the sessions provide a forum for debate on theory and design. The partners of the programme work on the development of:

  • A virtual European post-master course as a taught first part of doctorate studies;
  • A European virtual master course specialized in architectural research as a specific professional expertise.

Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme
Grant: € 40.000
Role: partner
Principal Researcher: Henriette Bier
Coordinator: University of Birmingham
Duration: 1/2008 to 1/2012


Architectural design and manufacturing from the school lab to the fabrication workshop.

CONTINUUM supports the quality of the education and research on architectural design and construction offered by schools of architecture of the consortium. This project reinstates the channels of communication and information flow between schools of architecture and those enterprises who are applying digital fabrication technologies to produce new building materials, full scale components and prototypes as well as surface structures. The broad and publicized availability of these channels enables practicing architects to be in a continuum of information from their life as students to their current life as professionals.

Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme
Grant: € 20.000
Role: partner
Principal Researcher: Henriette Bier
Coordinator: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Media Embodiment Tékhne And Bridges of Diversity.

This project develops new technological paradigms that take into account the changing differences of bodies, contexts and movements in their irreducibility, but also valuing and highlighting the importance of unpredictability for a livable life and generating the conditions for a new social ecology.

In the 4th year the project develops a mobile experimental architecture containing interactive multisensorial laboratories for performances, installations, workshops, seminars, residencies and continuous research, that will tour throughout 9 European cities in the last year of the project as an observatory of diversity and a laboratory of difference.

Contemporary aesthetics of control
The project undertakes a critical study of contemporary aesthetics of control, in which quantification of all activities via reduction to information patterns permeates all areas of life, subduing it increasingly to an implicitly militaristic regime of control while being presented as a desirable condition where connectivity equates liberation, and control becomes a hidden variable of the fallacious equation.

Technocultural paradigms
This project elaborates a critical study of cultural homogenisation, social control and global surveillance in Information Society. It also develops new technocultural paradigms that highlight embodied differentials: the irreducible and changing differences of bodies and contexts, expressions and relations, not for the sake of predicting, but of developing a social ecology that foregrounds unpredictability and emergence, exceeding capitalistic appropriation and preemption.

Research programme

Further information about the research programme Computation & Performance.