Development of integrative architectural design approaches and computational design tools for adaptive lightweight constructions and digital fabrication

This project is part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1244 “Adaptive Building Skins and Structures for the Built Environment of Tomorrow”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted the funding for establishing a new Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1244 „Adaptive Skins and Structures for Tomorrow’s Built Environment“ at the University of Stuttgart. Spokesperson of SFB 1244 is Professor Werner Sobek of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK).

The focus of the SFB 1244 “Adaptive Building Skins and Structures for the Built Environment of Tomorrow” is on basic principles, the potential and the impact of integration of adaptive elements in load-bearing structures, facades and interior work of buildings. By adaptivity one can understand the precise modification of the geometry, the material properties and the properties of the construction elements. The aim is to minimize the amount of required material and minimize embodied energy. The interdisciplinary research team consist of scientists on the topic of architecture, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, textile engineering, social science and computer science.

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