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Dr Marie Davidová MArch, MNAL, ARB, Ph.D.

Dr Marie Davidová

MArch, MNAL, ARB, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Email:
davidovam@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)74 9373 4284
Location:
Room 3.22, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
Available for postgraduate supervision
I am a lecturer (teaching & research) at the Welsh School of Architecture, a founding member and chair of Collaborative Collective practice design-research network NGO, a founding member of Systemic Design Association and a member of LeNS - Learning Sustainability Network International. I am also registered as an architect in UK (ARB) and Norway (NAL).

I gained my Ph.D. at the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague and Master's degree at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. I worked in studios Snøhetta and Expology in Oslo and taught at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. I have been transdisciplinary studio course head at the Architectural Institute Prague and the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the Technical University of Liberec. All of this in cooperation with the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the University of Life Sciences in Prague.

I founded Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance (SAAP) design field. This field discusses the question of cities’ adaptation to climate change and biodiversity loss. Current environmental ecology research shows that species that have adapted to agricultural land hundreds of years ago are recently adapting for life within the cities. Our agricultural land has become so toxic, due to pestisides, etc., that the built environment now offers them better living conditions. Our cities therefore need to adapt for such co-living situation.

The research demonstrates this through full-scale eco-systemic prototypical urban interventions and their historical context studies. It considers not only the prototypes’ design and creation process but also their performance within the ‘real life’ environment. This covers observations of their generative co-designing agency across the eco-system and speculations of their futures. This is including human and non-human communities. Further on, the work reaches larger scale and layer through spreading its parametric DIY recipes and codes for prototypes’ locally adapted iterations for communities across the world.

SAAP is fusion of process‐based fields formally initiated by integration of Systems Oriented Design and Performance Oriented Architecture. It develops methodology and generates theory through experimental practice. SAAP involves Time Based Eco‐Systemic Trans-Disciplinary Co‐Design that is performed by both biotic and abiotic agents, including humans. It belongs to broader field of Systemic Design, considering overall eco-system. I have held guest lectures, presentations and workshops in this field across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, where I am also widely published and exhibited.

Teaching and Supervision Responsibilities:
PhD and MPhil supervision (PGR)
MAAD Synergetic Landscapes unit lead and thesis supervision (PGT)
MAAD Analysis of Precedent module lead (PGT)
Vertical Studio unit lead (UG)

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • Davidova, M. 2014. Environmental summer pavilion II. In: FUA 20 • FUA 02.. Nedelka, M., Stibral, J. and Láska, P. Liberec: Technical University of Liberec, pp. 194-201.
  • Davidova, M. 2014. Generating the design process with GIGA-map: The development of the loop pavilion. Presented at: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2014 (RSD3), Oslo, Norway, 15-17 October 2014 Presented at Sevaldson, B. and Jones, P. eds.Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2014 Symposium Proceedings. Oslo: Oslo School of Architecture and Design pp. 1-11.
  • Davidova, M. 2014. Wood’s material performance: Ray 2. Presented at: Wooden Architecture, Tradition, Heritage, Present, Future, Gdansk, Poland, October 2014 Presented at Cielatkowska, R. and Jankowska, D. eds.Wooden Architecture, Tradition, Heritage, Present, Future – Proceedings1. Gdansk: Wydział Architektury Politechniki Gdańskiej za zgodą Dziekana pp. 93-99.
  • Davidova, M. 2014. Environmental material performance of solid wood: pareSITE: The Environmental Summer Pavilion. Presented at: Wooden Architecture, Tradition, Heritage, Present, Future, Gdansk, Poland, October 2014 Presented at Cielatkowska, R. and Jankowska, D. eds.Wooden Architecture, Tradition, Heritage, Present, Future – Proceedings1. Gdansk: Wydział Architektury Politechniki Gdańskiej za zgodą Dziekana pp. 87-92.
  • Davidova, M. 2014. Ray 2: The material performance of solid wood based screen. Presented at: eCAADe 2014, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 10-12 September 2014 Presented at Thompson, E. ed.Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference, Vol. 2. Newcastle upon Tyne: Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne pp. 153-158.
  • Davidova, M., Šichman, M. and Gsandtner, M. 2014. Material performance of solid wood: Paresite, The Environmental Summer Pavilion. Presented at: eCAADe 2014, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 10-12 September 2014 Presented at Thompson, E. M. ed.Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference, Vol. 2. Newcastle upon Tyne: Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne pp. 139-144.

2013

2009

2007

Teaching and Supervision Responsibilities are Related to My Research Interesterests:

PhD and MPhil supervision (PGR)
MAAD Synergetic Landscapes unit lead and thesis supervision (PGT)
MAAD Analysis of Precedent module lead (PGT)
Vertical Studio unit lead (UG)

Research Interests:

Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance

Cross-Species Co-Living, Co-Performance, Co-Design, Co-Creation, DIY

Post-Anthropocene, Anthropocene Mass-Extinction

Systemic Design, Systems Oriented Design, Circular Economy and to it Connected Block-Chain

Cities Metabolism, Edible and Habitable Landscapes and other Systemic Approaches to Architecture and Urban Design

Responsive Wood, Full-Scale Prototyping

Supervised Areas:

Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance

Cross-Species Co-Living, Co-Performance, Co-Design, Co-Creation, DIY

Post-Anthropocene, Anthropocene Mass-Extinction

Systemic Design, Systems Oriented Design, Circular Economy and to it Connected Block-Chain

Cities Metabolism, Edible and Habitable Landscapes and other Systemic Approaches to Architecture and Urban Design

Full-Scale Prototyping, Responsive Wood

Current supervision

Cynan Jones

Research student