Waldemar Jenek


    Waldemar Jenek is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Design and a part of urban informatics group within QUT. His background is in architecture and media architecture. He graduated his Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) at University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany and his Master of Science (Architecture Media Management) at the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum, Germany.

    His principal research interests lie in the field of software used by architects and how it influences the design work. In his opinion design should not be limited by the software. For his master thesis, he investigated how to extend knowledge about CAD-software to architecture students without using one specific software. He is fascinated by Interactive architecture and how architectural design can be linked with the environment and people. New technologies and media are increasingly finding their place in the design process as well as in the actual urban environment, which also includes his research interest.

     

    Ph.D. Research

    It is apparent that the recent developments in screen technology are becoming more and more dominant in public spaces. Media facades nowadays are becoming an important part of the 21st century, taking on important roles such as mediators, social and promotional ambassadors. It is important to implement research to understand media facades, as these can be the precursors of environmental design. Actively shaping the world we live in, they create new connections between digital rooms, architecture and urban spaces. Giving user groups an input, with the opportunity to communicate more with their environment, boundaries between the physical and digital world are becoming more public than ever before. Users, producers, and planners are now faced with new challenges as technological improvements create more possibilities for design and creation. New technology will allow architecture to get the attention it deserves, giving projects a distinctive character and a whole new temporal dimension.