Benjamin Felbrich, born in 1987, is a PhD candidate and research associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at Universität Stuttgart. His diploma thesis, with which he completed his architecture studies at Technische Universität Dresden dealt with the utilization of multi-agent systems for architectural purposes and was awarded the Kurt-Beyer-Preis 2014 and the Architekturpreis 13. Beside professional experience at Vastu Shilpa Consultants in Ahmedabad, India and at Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart with a strong focus on computational design and optimization, he had the opportunity to teach parametric design tools at the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad and at TU Dresden.

Benjamin’s research is based within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) – Transregio 141 “Biological Design and Integrative Structures” in which he currently deales with the collaborative research project A08 entitled “Continuous fused deposition modelling of architectural envelopes based on the shell formation of molluscs”. The aim of this project is to explore innovative strategies for additive manufacturing based on the knowledge of molluscs’ shell formation acquired by the Department of Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleo Climatology at the Institute of Geo Sciences at Universität Tübingen, research on processes of self-organization in polymeres elaborated by the Institute for Experimental Polymer Physics at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and with practical guidance by the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units of Universität Stuttgart.

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Projects:

Bionics in Architecture: Experiments with Multi-Agent Systems in Irregular Folded Structure
Canopy for the Smriti Van Earthquake Memorial Museum

Publications:

Felbrich, B.; Nönnig, J. R.; Wiesenhütter, S.: 2014, Rigid Folding in Robotic Multi-agent Systems, In Procedia Computer Science, Volume 35, 2014, Pages 1342–1351, Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems 18th Annual Conference, KES-2014 Gdynia, Poland, September 2014 Proceedings

Felbrich, B; Lordick, D.; Nönnig, J.R.; Wiesenhütter, S.: 2014, Experiments with a Folding Multi-Agent System in the Design of Triangle Mesh Structures, Conference: 16th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG), At Innsbruck, Austria, Volume: 16, DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1380.7044