Background and activities

Pasi Aalto is the centre director for NTNU Wood, a cross-disciplinary centre that advances projects, studies and initiatives at NTNU with wood and forests as their primary resource base.

Pasi Aalto (M.Arch) is an assistant professor at the Department of Architectural Design, History and Technology, where his work focuses on the use of Computer Aided Workflows in architectural education and research. Pasi works directly with students from bachelor and master degree levels, with work ranging from simple software use to entire masters degree courses focusing on specific aspects within his field of work, such as prefabricated 1:1 structures for CNC processes and parametric generation of complex geometry.
Pasis field of study focuses on the aspects of inputs and outputs in parametric systems and the processing of data through such systems. This work ranges from generating digital data from real life situations, such as 3D scanning, sensor networks and public data structures to CNC fabrication, assembly and 1:1 scale built structures.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

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  • Aalto, Pasi Olav. (2021) Circularity in Focus - Expert Panel Sessions. Innovasjon Norge / Nordic Council of ministers m.fl. [Internett]. 2021-06-09.
  • Aalto, Pasi Olav. (2021) De Store Spørsmålene - er hytta en klimaversting?. NTNU Podcast [Internett]. 2021-01-06.
  • Aalto, Pasi Olav. (2021) Grønn Hyttelab. Nasjonalparken Næringshage, NTNU og Oppdal kommune [Internett]. 2021-04-27.
  • Samdal, Ina; Rintala, Sami Juhani; Aalto, Pasi Olav; Berntsen, Per; Teichroeb, Kaja Linnea; Jundt, Anna Marie; Kledtke, Daniel; Walter, Daniel; Collignon, Emeline; Reinaas, Guro; Petry, Jannik; Jalbert, Lucas; Bye, Marie Sjue; Lacasa, Matias Mas; Welin-Larsen, Pernille; Ongstad, Ragnhild; Hassan, Rahma; Rosenberg, Sofie; Hillario, Marine. (2021) Studio What - final exhibition. Studio What - final exhibition [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . NTNU, Department of architecture and technology, AAR4528 - Design in Context / Studio What / Havet Arena; Havet Arena, Nyhavna, Trondheim. 2021-12-03 - 2021-12-05.
  • Aalto, Pasi Olav. (2019) Teaching Architecture with Wood. Wood Days 2019 . Latvian State Forest et al.; Cēsis. 2019-05-02 - 2019-05-02.
  • Piccardo, Chiara; Hughes, Mark; Koca, Deniz; Goto, Yutaka; Aalto, Pasi Olav. (2019) Climate-KIC -Wood Construction in Climate Change Mitigation. Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019 . Aalto University; Helsinki. 2019-09-25 - 2019-09-27.
  • Aalto, Pasi Olav; Werner, Adrian; Bjørkelo, Knut; Loveland, Simon-James. (2018) Interlinking forest resources with city planning: a data-driven case study. NAF/NAAR Symposium 2018 . Nordisk Arkitekturforskning; Jyväskylä. 2018-05-31 - 2018-06-01.
  • Aalto, Pasi Olav. (2017) Wood-based Cities. EU Conference on Climate Change 2017, Nordic Pavillion . Climate KIC / Nordic Council of ministers; Bonn. 2017-11-09 - 2017-11-09.
  • Aalto, Pasi Olav. (2016) Hva kjennetegner norsk samtidsarkitektur i tre?. Den fjerde nasjonale trearkitekturkonferansen . TreFokus, NAL, NTNU, BAS, AHO, NMBU, TreTeknisk, Ark. bed.; AHO, Oslo. 2016-11-16 - 2016-11-16.