Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE)
Biobased Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture (BioMat) at ITKE
This pilot installation serves the research of the active reduction potential of moss against particulates. This is a common project of ITKE and IFK, University of Stuttgart and Staatliches Naturkunde Museum Stuttgart (SMNS).
ICD and ITKE construct one of the 16 architectonical highlights along the River Rems. Other planners are Barkow Leibinger, Jürgen Mayer H., Brandlhuber+, Staab Architekten and Schneider+Schumacher.
The first place, three second places and three acknowledgements in the competition of ideas (AIV Stuttgart) for a flexible lightweight structure went to ITKE students (Form and Structure Seminar).
Das geplante Projekt Material Matter Lab (MML) – function follows fiction: Smarte Materialien für den Einsatz in der Architektur von Frau Jun.-Prof. Hanaa Dahy wird für eine von fünf Fellowships für Innovationen in der Hochschullehre der Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung ausgewählt.
Biomimetic Research for Architecture and Building Construction: Biological Design and Integrative Structures
Editors: Jan Knippers, Klaus G. Nickel, Thomas Speck. Springer 2016, XI, 408 p., ISBN 978-3-319-46372-8 (print), ISBN 978-3-319-46374-2 (eBook)
The ELYTRA FILAMENT PAVILION has been awarded the second prize in the category DETAIL Structure.
Out of 337 submissions from 42 locations around the world, the jury (Enrique Sobejano, Mike Schlaich, Daniel Lischer, Peter Ippolito, Gilles Retsin) selected the best projects for the DETAIL Prize and the two special prizes DETAIL inside and DETAIL structure.
Former ITKE associate Julian Lienhard received the prestigious ‚Preis der Freunde der Universität Stuttgart‘ for his PhD thesis on Bending Active Structures. The prize is awarded each year to three out of more than 400 theses at the entire University of Stuttgart for outstanding scientific achievements.
His thesis is available for download here.
The picture shows Prof. Klaus Berner, head of the jury between Julian Lienhard and Prof. Jan Knippers.