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Dr Danilo Di Mascio is a Lecturer in Architecture, researcher and qualified architect. He joined the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield on September 2017. Before that, he was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northumbria University (Department of Architecture and Built Environment) and Research Associate at Open Lab, Newcastle University where he worked on a multidisciplinary research project funded by the EPSRC.

Danilo’s PhD was awarded by the School of Advanced Studies, Faculty of Architecture, G. d’Annunzio University (Chieti-Pescara, Italy) with a Doctor Europaeus Award in 2012 (fulfilling the four requirements established in 1992 by EUA, the European University Association).

Danilo teaches Design Studio and Personal Development 1: An Introduction to Communication Skills. He also supervises dissertations at both undergraduate and graduate level. He has been involved in design crits in academic institutions in Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States.

Before, during and after his PhD, Danilo has undertaken several research projects related to the documentation, comprehension and analysis of tangible and intangible features of architecture and places in five different countries: Belgium, England, Italy, Scotland, and the United States. During his research projects, he developed theoretical approaches and methodologies and used various tools, both analogue and digital, including CAAD, 3d modelling, Image editing software, BIM, game engines, semantic web technologies.

Danilo participated, as author and speaker, at various international conferences in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. During the CAADRIA (Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia) Conference held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010, he received the Young CAADRIA Award for his research.  

He has conceived and successfully organised the first “Contextualized Digital Heritage Workshop (CDHW)” held during the 34th eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) conference in Oulu, Finland (Di Mascio et al. 2016). The workshop represented the starting point of other workshops and activities about architectural heritage and digital technologies. So far, he has organised, in collaboration with academics from other international institutions, other successful Contextualized Digital Heritage Workshops in China (2017), Poland (2018), and South Korea (2019). He has also organised workshops about architecture and urban design in Australia and Malaysia. Danilo has experience in practice in Italy and England.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Architectural and digital heritage
  • Architectural and urban design
  • Analytical representations
  • Representational techniques (traditional and digital)
  • Architecture and Narrative
  • Architecture and Video Games
  • Architectural education
  • Participatory Design

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Research Output

Architecture, Narrative and Interaction in the Cityscapes of the Assassin’s Creed Series: A Preliminary Analysis of the Design of Selected Historical Cities

Di Mascio, D., 24 Sep 2020, A New Perspective of Cultural DNA. Lee, J-H. (ed.). 1 ed. Singapore: Springer Singapore, p. 125-143 19 p. (KAIST Research Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Persistence of Utopia

    Clear, N., Smith, D., Baraklianou, S., Diggle, C., Di Mascio, D., Fitzpatrick, D., Hunter, R., Jobst, M., Kaprinis, S., Nesteruk, S., Park, H. J., Petersen, C. S., Taylor, A., Taylor, M., Whitehead, K. & Woolham, S., 23 Oct 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Traditional and Digital Representations of Atmosphere in Architecture: A first systematisation

    Di Mascio, D. & Putra, Y., Sep 2019, In : SHS Web of Conference. 64, p. 1-9 9 p., 01004.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    Open Access
  • Visualizing Mackintosh’s Alternative Design Proposal for Scotland Street School

    Di Mascio, D., Jun 2019, Computer-Aided Architectural Design. "Hello, Culture": 18th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2019, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, June 26–28, 2019, Selected Papers. Lee, J-H. (ed.). 1 ed. Singapore: Springer Singapore, Vol. 1028. p. 74-87 14 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 1028).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • A Critical Evaluation of Two Contextualised Digital Heritage Workshops. Descriptions, reflections and future directions

    Di Mascio, D., Kępczyńska-Walczak, A., Webb, N. & Schnabel, M. A., Sep 2018, Computing for a better tomorrow: Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference. Kępczyńska-Walczak, A. & Białkowski, S. (eds.). Lodz, Poland: eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, Vol. 2. p. 189-198 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Activities

    The Persistence of Utopia

    Nic Clear (Chair), David Smith (Participant), Stergia Baraklianou (Participant), Claire Diggle (Participant), Danilo Di Mascio (Participant), Donal Fitzpatrick (Participant), Roddy Hunter (Participant), Marko Jobst (Participant), Spyridon Kaprinis (Participant), Sara Nesteruk (Participant), Hyun Jun Park (Participant), Christian Petersen (Participant), Andrew Taylor (Participant), Matthew Taylor (Participant), Katrina Whitehead (Participant) & Simon Woolham (Participant)

    23 Oct 20199 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Visualizing Mackintosh’s Alternative Design Proposal for Scotland Street School

    Danilo Di Mascio (Speaker)

    26 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation