2014 Oslo Eastfjord Low-rise High-density Landscapes master-level design studio @ Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics & Advanced Computational Design Laboratory
Demand for affordable quality housing is rapidly growing. Rapid densification and urban expansion is placing a high toll on the surrounding landscape that is frequently levelled for the purpose of construction. This entails removal of vegetation and soil, as well as drastic changes to the local water regime, leading to increased flooding risk at rising levels of precipitation.
The studio focused on the design of architecture and landscape architecture hybrids for low rise and high density housing and other architectural typologies. Computational methods were used or configured to enable generative design approaches informed by computational terrain analyses.