The seminar focuses on the investigation, abstraction and transfer of biological strategies into technical applications. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to investigate biological role models within a bottom up process and will be searching for solution strategies towards specific aspects by exploring biological role models within a top down process. Computational simulation and analysis tools are used to find model representations for biologic processes and investigate functional principles.
The essential objective of the design studio is to combine the material specific research and state of the art robotic fabrication technology review into an architectural application and concept for on-site ongoing fabrication of a composite, tensile construction. This research pavilion will be constructed between the K1 and K2 university buildings.