Computational Design, Engineering and Development of Digitally Fabricated, High Performance, Multi-Storey Wood Building System

German Research Foundation (DFG), EXC 2120: Exzellenzcluster IntCDC:RP-3


German Research Foundation (DFG), EXC 2120: Cluster of Excellence IntCDC:

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The aim of this research project is to develop co-design methods, which integrate architectural, structural and building physics criteria in feedback with novel fabrication and construction possibilities to achieve a wood building system that overcomes transportation limitations through on-site modular robotic fabrication processes. The building system is based on standard timber-materials (GLT, CLT, etc.) and offers open-purpose, multi-functional and geometrically bespoke column, wall and ceiling elements achieving bi-axial, variable span and structurally optimized solutions using on-site / off-site additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.



ICD - Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Achim Menges, Hans-Jakob Wagner, Luis Orozco

ITKE - Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers, Daniel Sonntag, Anna Krtschil

IABP - Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Philip Leistner, Theresa Müller

MPA – Materials Testing Institute, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Garrecht with Dr. Simon Aicher, Dominique Sghair, Cristóbal Tapia Camú

The project is a part of the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC (more about here)

This image shows Anna Krtschil

Anna Krtschil


Research Associate I IntCDC

This image shows Daniel Sonntag

Daniel Sonntag

M. Eng.

Research Associate

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