Background and activities
Bendik Manum is architect and civil engineer by education and professional practices and holds a PhD from AHO, Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
His main field of work is structural mechanics for architects, ranging from teaching theory and supervising design to conducting research on loadbearing structures in architecture. Bendik Manum is particularly interested in teaching and research merging the scholarly and professional practices of architecture and structural engineering. During recent years, this collaboration in teaching and research across the disciplines has resulted in several interesting works by students to be built in real and uniting architectural and structural design. In order to proceed improving collaboration across engineering and architecture at NTNU, NTNU from 2019 starts a pilot project providing a Minor in Architecture as a part of Masters degree in civil engineering, structural engineering in particular.
Besides this, Bendik Manum is involved in research on spatial morphology. At current state, this work in carried out in SMS-ZEN, the research group for Spatial Morphology Studies in FME-ZEN (https://fmezen.no/). SMS-ZEN works on modelling and analyses of topological properties of urban space. Based on GIS-based models of street-networks, topography, land-use and building-layouts, various measures of density, accessibility and proximity are developed, measures that according to research are decisive for sustainable urban development. The studies aim to identify spatial indicators mapping potentials for urban environment to be attractive places to live and work and where daily life is handled by sustainable modes of transport. The latter implies paying particular attention to walkability and bikeability. The spatial indicators can be applied to compare likely effects of alternative urban development proposals. Besides providing methods and data useful for research within ZEN, the studies include visualization-methods making the results easily accessible for multiple disciplines working on planning and design on neighborhood and city-scale.
2015- Professor, NTNU-AB, Department of Architecture, History and Technology
2013-2019 Professor, AHO (2015-2019: adjunct professor)
2011-2013 Head of Department, NTNU-AB, Department of Architecture, History and Technology
2010-2015 Associate Professor, NTNU-AB, Department of Architecture, History and Technology
2007-2010 Postdoctoral Fellowship, NTNU-AB
2006 PhD, AHO
1998-2001 Teaching, AHO
1996-1998 Structural engineer, consultant, Dr.Techn. Kristoffer Apeland AS, Oslo
1993-1996 Architect, 4B Arkitekter, Oslo
1992 Master of Architecture (Sivilarkitekt MNAL), AHO
1986 Master of Science (Sivilingeniør bygg), NTNU (NTH)
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Structural aluminium nodes in free form reticulated structures - geometric variables and manufacturing constraints. Proceedings of Internation Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Annual Symposia.
- (2019) Assessing cities: Applying GIS-based methods for mapping cross-scale spatial indicators. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (2016) Distances, accessibilities and attractiveness; urban form correlates of willingness to pay for dwellings examined by space syntax based measurements in GIS. Journal of Space Syntax. vol. 6 (2).
- (2016) Additive construction: State-of-the-art, challenges and opportunities. Automation in Construction. vol. 72.
- (2008) Gode boliger, en av arkitektfagets store utfordringer?. Arkitektur N.
- (2011) Snippen, hytte i Trollheimen. Bendik Manum og AnneLise Bjerkan. 2011.
- (2014) Arkitektur 6 Boken 2014 / GNIST. 2014. ISBN 978-82-7551-097-4.
- (2012) Birdwatching Tower in Rindal. 2012. ISBN 978-82-7551-077-6.
Part of book/report
- (2019) Design of freeform gridshell structures – Simplifying the parametric workflow. IABSE Symposium 2019. (3 PARTS) Towards a Resilient Built Environment - Risk and Asset Management.
- (2019) Structural aluminium in architecture – the history and future of aluminium as a structural material. Structures and Architecture - Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders.
- (2017) ATTRIBUTES OF LOCATION AND HOUSING PRICES IN OSLO: A monetary valuation with spatial configuration in mind. Proceedings 11th International Space Syntax Symposium.
- (2017) Modelling bikeability; Space syntax based measures applied in examining speeds and flows of bicycling in Gothenburg. Proceedings 11th International Space Syntax Symposium.
- (2017) The Rollout Stress Ribbon Bridge. Footbridge 2017 Berlin Conference Proceedings 6-8.9.2017.
- (2017) One algorithm, two timber bridges built in Orkdal, Norway. Forum Wood Building / Nordic Trondheim 17.
- (2016) INTRODUCING THE SEGMENT LATH - A SIMPLIFIED MODULAR TIMBER GRIDSHELL BUILT IN TRONDHEIM NORWAY. World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016).
- (2016) Experimental and numerical study of the structural performance of a timber gridshell. World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016).
- (2015) Trondheim HolzBau Pier - The Elegance of Efficiency. IABSE Conference, Nara 2015: Elegance in Structures.
- (2014) Urban Form and Daily Travel; Increasing Walking and Bicycling by Means of Urban Planning. Utopia Revisited. Towards a Carbon-Neutral Neighborhood at Brøset.
- (2014) Sustainable Transport - Approaches and Challenges. Utopia Revisited. Towards a Carbon-Neutral Neighborhood at Brøset.
- (2013) Engineers and the role of structures in architecture. Structures and Architecture – Concepts, Applications and Challenges.