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Author: Nikolas Frueh

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The Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design, part of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart, invites applications for:

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – PHD candidate or Post Doc (100% E13 TVL or E14 TVL)

New Cluster of Excellence: Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture

New Cluster of Excellence

We are delighted to announce the success of our Cluster of Excellence proposal on “Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC)” in the final round of the German Excellence Strategy. The aim of the Excellence Strategy is to strengthen Germany’s position as an outstanding place for research in the long term and further improve its international competitiveness. A Cluster of Excellence is the most significant and substantial grant by the German Research Foundation.

BioMat @ Hannover Messe 2018

BioMat research group at ITKE is currently presenting at the Hannover Messe 2018, the worlds biggest fair for industry, investment products, research and innovation, from April 23 to April 27. At a common stand with the University of Stuttgart and the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, new sustainable material developments and outcomes of research and teaching are exhibited.

Shell Structures for the Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn 2019

Innovative pavilion buildings for the Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn 2019
Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers
Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) – Prof. Achim Menges
University of Stuttgart – Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart are developing two highly innovative, biologically inspired pavilions for the 2019 Bundesgartenschau in Heilbronn. Both are globally unique, light-weight structures that are fully computationally designed and robotically fabricated. The two pavilions embody and express the strength of innovation typical for the State of Baden-Württemberg, which has been an internationally recognized centre for lightweight constructions, biomimetics, and the development of digital technologies in architecture for several decades. By acting as the main funding body, the state will play a prominent role in the exhibition.

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2013/14 at the Design Society in Shenzhen, China

Inaugural Exhibition of the Design Society, Shenzhen, 2017

The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2013/14 is now on display as part of the exhibition “Minding the Digital” organized by the Design Society Shenzhen. The project is part of a successful series of research pavilions which showcase the potential of novel design, simulation and fabrication processes in architecture. The project was planned and constructed within one and a half years by students and researchers within a multi-disciplinary team of biologists, paleontologists, architects and engineers.

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-2017 is presented at ACADIA 2017

The paper “Multi-Machine Fabrication: An Integrative Design Process Utilising an Autonomous UAV and Industrial Robots for the Fabrication of Long-Span Composite Structures ” (Felbrich, B., Früh, N., Prado, M.,; Saffarian, S., Solly, J., Vasey, L., Knippers, J., Menges, A.) will be presented at the upcoming ACADIA conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.