Silvio Carta Ph.D. (2010, University of Cagliari, Italy), Doctor Europaeus, architect and researcher based in London. His main fields of interest is architectural design and design theory. His studies have focused on the understanding of the contemporary architecture, digital design, architectural criticism, research through making, and the analysis of the design process. He taught at the University of Cagliari (Italy), Willem de Kooning Academy (University of Rotterdam) and Delft University of Technology, Department of Public Building.
He is now senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where is investigating the potentialities of the digital fabrication for the contemporary architectural design with special focus on the interior space. His articles have appeared in A10, Mark, Frame, Bauwelt, Domus et al.. Since 2008 he is editor-at-large for C3-Korea and he has recently edited the monograph Urban Presences, Maurice Nio – Complete Works 2000–2011 (2010), and CEBRA, from Drawing to Building (2012). He is currently working on a series of forthcoming publications about the use of big data in the most recent digital designs.
The research project which Silvio carries on within the Digital Hack Lab investigates the use of a large set of data in the design process with the aim of analysis and to produce new types of spaces in the built environment. The research involves the observation of big-data driven projects and the production of a series of spatial prototypes. The research methodology involves analysis of case studies and production of spatial prototypes. The outcome of the analysis of case studies is the creation of knowledge about big-data driven projects to inform the design tests. The production of spatial prototypes allows for the investigation of the design process at its core. Large set of data are acquired externally or produced internally and translated into point clouds which inform the creation of space. The final outcomes of these tests are objects, rooms or hybrid spaces of variable scale.