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ITECH Research Demonstrator 2018-19

Institute for Computational Design and Costruction (ICD) – Prof. Achim Menges
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers
Institute for Textile and Fiber Technologies (ITFT) – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Götz T. Gresser
University of Stuttgart

The ITECH research demonstrator 2018/19 investigates large-scale compliant architecture inspired by the folding mechanisms of the Coleoptera coccinellidae (Ladybug) wings. The demonstrator is composed of two adaptive folding elements made of carbon and glass fibre-reinforced plastic. The demonstrator is first of its kind to employ industrial tape-laying technology for an automated fabrication of large-scale compliant mechanisms.

BioMat is HIRING!

At the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, at the Department of Biobased Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture (BioMat) at the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design of the University of Stuttgart, the following position is to be filled as of 1 October 2019:

1 Research Associate (TV-L E13), 50% “Research and Administration”

BioMat is HIRING!

At the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, at the Department of Biobased Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture (BioMat) at the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design of the University of Stuttgart, the following position is to be filled as of 1 October 2019:

1 Research Associate (TV-L E13), 75% “Research and Fabrication”

Urbach Tower – Opening 2019

Self-shaping manufacturing for a curved timber tower, Remstal Gartenschau 2019, Urbach

Institute for Computational Design and Construction (Prof. A. Menges)
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (Prof. J. Knippers)

BUGA Fiber Pavilion 2019 – Opening

Biomimetic pavilions for the Bundesgartenschau 2019
BUGA Wood Pavilion and BUGA Fibre Pavilion, Heilbronn, Germany

Institute for Computational Design and Construction (Prof. A. Menges)
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (Prof. J. Knippers)

BUGA Wood Pavilion 2019 – Opening

Biomimetic pavilions for the Bundesgartenschau 2019
BUGA Wood Pavilion and BUGA Fibre Pavilion, Heilbronn, Germany

Institute for Computational Design and Construction (Prof. A. Menges)
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (Prof. J. Knippers)

Elytra Filament Pavilion at WAIC, West Bund, Shanghai

The Elytra Filament Pavilion constituted one of the architectural center pieces of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 (WAIC). Located in Shanghai’s prime art district, the West Bund, the pavilion demonstrates how architectural design can unfold from a computational synergy of structural engineering, environmental engineering and production engineering, resulting in unique spatial and aesthetic qualities. The conference is a platform for the world’s most influential AI scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians to engage in high-level dialogues on leading AI technologies and trends in the AI industry.

Materialica Design + Technology Gold Award 2018

The Flexafold – a bio-inspired graded fibre-composite structure with integrated pneumatic actuation won the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Gold Award 2018 in the Category Material. The MATERIALICA award honours outstanding research in the field of material science, engineering and design.