The FOJABcode team is in place!

FOJABcode is our computational design initiative to develop digital design processes. A strong team is now in place to explore how digital developments are changing our role as architects, the built environment and the construction process. This means that we can analyze and drive the design from several parameters that are crucial for our clients' projects.

Hello Petra Jenning, Jens Jacob Jul, Henrik Malm and Elin Daun from FOJABcode!

What are you working on?

- We work with design research and method development in the field of computational design. This means that we look broadly at the design process to explore new possibilities that open up with a digital approach to architecture, from the first sketch to manufacturing. We work on projects at different scales to find solutions to everything from specific problems to advanced design. It can be about how people move, solar radiation and energy but also materiality and spatiality. We model behaviors and processes and identify data that can drive a digital design process.

What are the benefits of computational design in architecture?

- Computational design allows us to handle more facts in the design process than before. This creates opportunities to find new solutions that better meet the needs and functions required. We can allow the computer to generate solutions where interaction and feedback between different functions and systems are baked into the design process. We usually say that the computer can give us more senses - we can understand more of what we do and create. When we link this to a digital manufacturing logic, it opens up new possibilities for the built environment.

What is the objective of the initiative?

- We want to take a holistic approach to what digitalization means for the entire chain of the construction process - from design to production to finished house - and beyond. We work to develop methods where digital thinking supports innovation. Architecture tends to become increasingly general - by using new digital tools and data collection, we can resource-efficiently create architecture that is more unique and meets the specific situation of each building.