Visit to the Digital Research Hub
School of Architectural and Planning, the University of Auckland
The Digital Research Hub promotes inter-disciplinary research with digital, spatial and intelligent technologies with the aim to develop innovation in architectural and urban applications, fabrication methods and design strategies. DRH consists of 5 research laboratories with distinct are areas of investigation:
Urban Relational Informatics Lab: Social Media in Urban Design
The Lab is looking to improve community well-being by enhancing performance and communication of semi-public space in the evolving public realm.
Director: Assoc. Prof. Manfredo Manfredini
Designs Futures Lab: AI + Blockchain Technologies
Human activity is being constantly reshaped by new technologies and the data that flows through it. The Lab looks at how to create new products and services within such a world that are contextualized and Humane?
Director: Dr Dermot McMeel
Smart & Innovative Cities Lab: Big Data
The lab investigates urban planning and policy issues connected to Big Data
Director: Dr Mohsen Mohammadzadeh
arc/sec Lab-: Cyber-physical design
The arc/sec Lab is a research and development Laboratory for Cross Reality Architecture and Interactive Systems. It explores real-time Reactive Architecture through the fusion of digital information and physical constructions.
Director: Assoc. Prof. Uwe Rieger
Digital Urban Economics Lab: Political Economy of Digital Platform
The Digital Urban Economics Lab is a research Laboratory that maps, examines and analyses the impacts of the different spatial variables on the prices in the land and property markets.
Director: Dr Elham Bahmanteymouri
DRH co-ordinator : Yan Li
DRH technician: Zane Egginton