For more than 10 years, Dsearch has developed and implemented computational design in commissions at White. With an explorative mindset we have during this period established new digital design methods that integrate scripting and programming in the design process. In this way we create potential for innovation within the constraints of the project. We are frequently working in architectural projects and are also participating in several research projects, investigating among other topics additive manufacturing and digital twins. We are part of the Digital Business unit, and offer competence in architecture and design, structural design and programming.


Magelungen Park Bridge

In the proposal for a park bridge at Magelungen, site data is integrated with manufacturing constraints for bespoke free-form glulam beams. The design system allowed for a series of alternative designs that all adhered to these conditions, making it possible to protect a number of valuable oak trees while minimising manufacturing costs. This development was carried out in conjunction with the InnoChain research project.

Computational Design in Research and Practice

Computational design introduces scripting and programming as natural parts of the design process, allowing for bespoke workflows integrated with other processes within a project. This could comprise of data management and analyses in various phases, conceptual modelling with multiple iterations and alternatives, or automation and optimisation of manufacture and assembly. A vital part of our operations are the customised design systems we develop, usually comprising digital models coupled with scripted functions that solve project specific problems. We have long practice experience which means that we can develop bespoke workflows for each project, manage development processes and offer methodological and strategic advice for other organisations. We also have research competence and are active within R&D through White Research Lab.


Dsearch are offering these services directly to our clients, as well as supporting projects at White. Here we are developing design methods and conducting state of the art research within additive manufacturing and digital twins. Read more on our projects and research below. Our services are described here.


Being active within projects, method development and research, allows Dsearch to leverage research findings directly in our commissions. At the same time, we can raise issues from practice in academic discourse. This position guarantees that our competency is constantly strengthened, while we are addressing the most relevant societal problems.
Jonas Runberger, Head of Dsearch and Artistic Professor in Digital Design

In the Forumtorget project Dsearch were responsible for designing the 65-meter long bench, from concept to final manufacture and assembly. This included design, design system development, and production planning in collaboration with the manufacturer. The design allows for several possible ways to inhabit this public furniture and ties together this variety with a unifying expression. The design system allowed for many iterations also throughout later stages, with no impact on cost.

The facade of Humanistiska teatern is a public artwork from the artist Ann Lislegaard. Dsearch developed a design system that could translate the artists original image to the graphic motif on the façade panels. The design system made it possible to satisfy the architectural projects demands on economy, construction, daylight and egress– while at the same time realise the vision of the artist. Humanistiska teatern was awarded with Swedish Plåt and Design S Aluminium award 2018.

Research engagements
Dsearch conducts R&D in practice, often in collaboration with external research projects. Several Dsearch team members are also active in academic research environments. There are currently two PhDs and one licentiate within the team. Dsearch is open to external research collaborations within the field of computational design and sustainable development.


Current external research engagements include the European Training Network InnoChain, and the Vinnova-funded research project Would Wood.

In the extension of Quality Hotel Globe Dsearch was responsible for the cladding of an interior banquet space. The design system allowed for studies of many alternatives that were aligned with the comprehensive BIM-model. Production and assembly documentation were also generated by the system.

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