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Professor Sambit Datta

Professor Sambit Datta Professor Sambit Datta

Dipl. Arch (CEPT); M.Arch (NUS); PhD (Adel.)

Position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Built Environment
Department Dept of Architecture and Interior Architecture
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 201.620
Phone 08 9266 3159
Email Sambit.Datta@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Sambit Datta is Professor of Architecture, School of Built Environment, Curtin University. An expert in the application of computing and digital technologies in architecture, his work centred at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, engineering and construction for improving and enhancing the design quality of the built environment. At Curtin, he directs  teaching and research  in advanced computational technologies in the Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture.

Sambit Datta studied architecture at the School of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) in Ahmedabad, India. He completed his post graduate studies at the National University of Singapore and his doctoral studies at the University of Adelaide.

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Research Interests

His current research interests are in

  • Architectural Geometry and Generative Design  of buildings
  • Digital acquisition and documentation of built environments
  • Visualization, analysis and reconstruction methods
  • Spatial, environmental and material efficient design
  • Digital Prototyping and Fabrication of building components

 Research Projects

Datta’s research contributions are in the areas of design theory, spatial representation, cultural informatics and architectural making. His research focus is on investigating the role of geometry in design and spatial representations, particularly computational representations, and their consequent impact on innovative processes of architectural making. Dr Datta’s research is developing new knowledge, processes and tools for turning spatial concepts and ideas into material and physical prototypes to address the challenges faced in creating buildings that are reactive intelligent and adaptive filters (bio-climatic skins) for regulating light, ventilation and thermal comfort with utmost efficiency.

Focussing on the development of novel computational techniques to architecture and urbanism, his research is contributing to our understanding of design thinking, building geometry and performance form. Dr Datta has been a Chief investigator in several funded ARC Discovery (DP0665047), SPIRT/Linkage (C00107322, LP0667653, LP0990261) and LIEF (LE0775518) projects and has published over 50 refereed articles in the field of computational design.

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Publications

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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