Oliver David Krieg is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart. With the completion of his Diploma degree in 2012 he also received the faculty’s Diploma Prize. Prior to that, he was working as a Graduate Assistant at the institute’s robotic prototype laboratory “RoboLab” since the beginning of 2010.

With a profound interest in computational design processes and digital fabrication in architecture, he participated in several award winning and internationally published projects. In the context of computational design, his research aims to investigate the architectural potentials of robotic fabrication in wood construction. He has taught workshops at the RobArch 2012 conference and UBC Vancouver, and has given lectures at several national and international conferences in architectural design and wood construction. For the duration of his dissertation he is a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation.



ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16
Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall
HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion
HygroScope: Meteorosensitive Morphology
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2011
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2010


Master Thesis: Performative Wood
Robotic Fabrication
Digital Wood

Selected Publications:

Menges, A., Schwinn, T., Krieg, O. (eds.): 2016, Advancing Wood Architecture – A Computational Approach, Routledge, Oxford. (ISBN: 9781138932982)

Schwinn, T., Krieg, O., and Menges, A.: 2016, Robotic Sewing: A Textile Approach Towards the Computational Design and Fabrication of Lightweight Timber Shells, in Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines, Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Ann Arbor, pp. 224-233.

Krieg, O., Schwinn, T., Menges, A., Li, J., Knippers, J., Schmitt, A., Schwieger, V.: 2015, Biomimetic Lightweight Timber Plate Shells: Computational Integration of Robotic Fabrication, Architectural Geometry and Structural Design, in Block, P., Knippers, Mitra, N., Wang, W. (eds.), Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014, Springer International Publishing, pp.109-125. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11418-7_8, Print ISBN: 978-3-319-11417-0, Online ISBN: 978-3-319-11418-7)

Schwinn, T., Krieg, O., Menges, A.: 2014, Behavioral Strategies: Synthesizing Design Computation and Robotic Fabrication of Lightweight Timber Plate Structures, in Design Agency [Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)], Los Angeles, pp. 177–188. (ISBN 978-1926724478)

Krieg, O., Christian, Z., Correa, D., Menges, A., Reichert, S., Rinderspacher, K., Schwinn, T.: 2014, HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion, in Gramazio, F., Kohler, M., Langenberg, S. (eds.), Fabricate: Negotiating Design and Making, Zürich, pp. 272-279. (ISBN 978-3-85676-331-2)

Krieg, O., Menges, A.: 2013, Prototyping Robotic Production: Development of Elastically Bent Wood Plate Morphologies with Curved Finger Joint Seams, in: Gengnagel, C., Kilian, A., Nembrini, J., Scheurer, F. (eds.), Rethinking Prototyping, Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2013, Verlag der Universität der Künste Berlin. pp. 479-490. (ISBN 978-3-89462-243-5)

Schwinn, T., Krieg, O., Menges, A.: 2012, Robotically Fabricated Wood Plate Morphologies – Robotic Prefabrication of a Biomimetic, Geometrically Differentiated Lightweight Finger Joint Timber Plate Structure, in Brell Cokcan, S., Braumann, J. (eds.), Proceedings of the Robots in Architecture Conference 2012, TU Vienna, Springer, Vienna, pp. 28-47. (ISBN 978-3709114643)

Krieg, O., Mihaylov, B., Schwinn, T., Reichert S., Menges, A.: 2012, Computational Design of Robotically Manufactured Plate Structures Based on Biomimetic Design Principles Derived from Clypeasteroida, in Achten, H., Pavlicek, J., Hulin, J., Matejdan, D. (eds.), Digital Physicality – Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 531-540. (ISBN 978-9-4912070-3-7)