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Architect @ Medical Architecture and MPhil/PhD @ Bartlett Architecture UCL

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I have recently started a MPhil/PhD programme at the Bartett School of Architecture, University College London. The PhD is sponsored by Medical Architecture and is carried out under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Gage and Prof. Alan Penn. Industry supervisor is Christopher Shaw.

In parallel, I am now working as an architect for Medical Architecture on projects in London, Morocco, Liberia and SW England.

Looking forward to the upcoming years of practice and research, looking forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts.

Make sure to connect on all the social networks: linkedin, twitter, research gate, google scholar, academia and tumblr!

Living grounds. Generating Intelligent Environments

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Living grounds has been awarded the Special Mention (2nd prize) at the 2014 Jacques Rougerie Competition on the theme: Architecture and sea level rise. It is the collaborative effort of the TarTar team.

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CDVE 2015 research conference and LNCS 9320 scientific paper

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A. Senciuc, I. Pluchinotta, S. Ben Rajeb (2015). “Collective intelligence support protocol: a systemic approach for collaborative architectural design”, in Luo Y. (ed.), Cooperative Design, Visualisation and Engineering CDVE 2015 Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9320, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 152-161.

Paper is available here.

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Award for TarTar team at Jacques Rougerie Competition 2014

Remise des prix du concours international d’architecture de la Fondation Jacques Rougerie, 27 Novembre 2014, Unesco, Paris. COPYRIGHT JULIEN FAURE/FONDATION ROUGERIE.TOUS DROITS RESERVES.

Remise des prix du concours international d’architecture de la Fondation Jacques Rougerie, 27 Novembre 2014, Unesco, Paris. COPYRIGHT JULIEN FAURE/FONDATION ROUGERIE.TOUS DROITS RESERVES.

Remise des prix du concours international d’architecture de la Fondation Jacques Rougerie, 27 Novembre 2014, Unesco, Paris. COPYRIGHT JULIEN FAURE/FONDATION ROUGERIE.TOUS DROITS RESERVES.

TarTar team with Jacques Rougerie and Jean-François Clervoy

On November 27th 2014 the TarTar team has been awarded the Special Mention (2nd prize) at the Jacques Rougerie Competition, Architecture and Sea Level Rise Award, for the project: “Living grounds. Generating Intelligent Environments”. The project was selected among other 1749 teams.

MEDIA COVERAGE:

LE COURRIER DE L’ARCHITECTE

BATIACTU.COM

UNESCO.ORG

JACQUES ROUGERIE FOUNDATION.COM

TARTAR TEAM CREDITS:

Alexandru SENCIUC (architect and team coordinator), Razvan George GORCEA (architect and BIM specialist), Tudor MAFTEIANU (marketing specialist), Irene PLUCHINOTTA (environmental engineer and researcher at Bari Technical University and Paris Dauphine University), Helmi GHAMMAM (architect and 3D specialist), Andrei STAN( architectural student and computational designer), Agathe RAGUIT (architect and landscape specialist), Cristian SANTIBANEZ (urban strategist and program associate New Cities Foundation), Samia BEN RAJEB (architect, teacher and researcher, collaboration specialist at LUCID laboratory Liège University), Iris YASSUR (motion graphic designer), Arnaud Thomas (architectural student).

COLLABORATORS:

Mohamed-anis GALLAS (computational designer and researcher at LUCID laboratory Liège University and at MAP-CRAI ENSA Nancy), Dimitrie Andrei STEFANESCU (architect and computational designer)

SPECIAL THANKS: LUCID, Liège University

Jacques Rougerie Ceremony (5)

Copyright JULIEN FAURE/FONDATION JACQUES ROUGERIE

© Photos credits Julien Faure

Publication: Pavilion #17 and Bucharest Biennale 6

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I have recently published an article in the PAVILION journal for politics and culture #17. Apprehension. Understanding through fear of understanding. This issue is also the reader for the Bucharest Biennale 6.

To order the printed copy please click here.

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Strabic.fr // the architect, the web and the chat room

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I have recently published an article on the online magazine strabic.fr on the subject of my research as part of the Collectifs season.

Thank you Strabic team for publishing my work!

Modeling collective architectural conception – DPEA research dissertation

2013-05-14 poster Alexandru Senciuc impression

On the 27th of September I presented my research dissertation within the DPEA pre-PhD course, for which I received the “very good” mention. The dissertation is entitled: “Modeling of the collective architectural conception. Cooperation, coordination and collaboration via basic online tools”. It is a first step towards the architecture PhD thesis and seeks to build a model of the collective architectural conception process by taking into account three entities: the people, the tools and the architectural model.

[EN] To download the English Summary, Table of Contents and Bibliography of the dissertation pleaso go to this link.

[FR] Pour télécharger le résumé, sommaire et bibliographie en français du mémoire recherche, veuillez cliquer sur ce lien.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my superviser, Caroline Lecourtois, for accompanying me through the past year.

CDVE 2013 conference and LNCS 8091 article publication

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From the 22nd to the 25th of September I took part in the CDVE 2013 research conference in Alcudia, Mallorca, Spain. Together with Prof. Caroline Lecourtois, I have presented and published a short paper with the title: “Exploring collective architectural conception. Cooperation, coordination and collaboration via basic online tools”.

The short paper has been published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Journal, number 8091. It has been published both online and on paper. The reference for the article is:

Senciuc, A., & Lecourtois, C. (2013). “Exploring collective architectural conception. Cooperation, coordination and collaboration via basic online tools”. (Y. Luo, Ed.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (8091), pp. 51-55.

To consult and buy this paper please go to this link.

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Assisting collective architectural conception – research poster

On the 17th of May I presented a research poster containing the subject of my future phD thesis in architecture: “Assisting collective architectural conception: cooperation, coordination and collaboration via basic online tools”. The event was organised by Research Department of the ENSAPLV school, within the DPEA programme.

please scroll down for poster in English and French version.

Abstract

Web technologies are the subject of everyday use in almost all domains of activity. In architecture, not only people employ the conventional e-mails and file transfer systems, but also social networks and Wikipedia platforms. However, do these tools really change the way we think and build our environment? Therefore, the question of my research is: how do web services assist groups of people in the architectural conception process?

My objective is, with the help of the architecturology, to identify the moments of cooperation of coordination and the cognitive operations of conception that are assisted by these services.

The focus of this research is to build different profiles for the actors taking part in the architectural conception process who use the online tools and to measure the impact of these tools on the architectural project.

My thesis seeks to build a theoretical model which will help to better understand how the collective conception process functions through the use of the web, both in architecture and in similar domains such as: urban planning, project management and design. This knowledge could be later used to develop a teaching instrument for collective conception, a meta-tool for using online services or a resource for creating new online tools.

English version:

2013-06-02 poster Alexandru Senciuc

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Lecture “Activismul transnational ca precursor al Orasului de Spuma” @ Pavilion Center

On the 9th of May I held a public lecture at Pavilion Center in Bucharest.

video of the conference (RO):

Activismul transnațional ca precursor al “Orașului de Spumă” – Alexandru Senciuc from Pavilion journal on Vimeo. Continue reading

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