ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2012

We checked out last years ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion in 2011 run by Pro. Achim Menges & Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers, and now its time to take a look at the 2012 pavilion.  The studio is designed to push bio-metric design strategies and performative strategies, acting as a vehicle for “an investigation into integral structural, spatial and material systems.”  The studio takes a the project from modelar studies to the full blown installation.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL:  University of Stuttgart
PROFESSORS: Prof. Achim Menges & Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers
COURSE: Research Pavilion 

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2012: Prototyping from ICD on Vimeo.

“The Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) and the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart are collaborating on a new temporary research pavilion to be completed this summer. The focus is on biomimetic design strategies for performative morphology in architecture.

Specifically, the structural morphology of natural fibre-composites as found in the exoskeletal cuticula of arthropods, are transfered into a carbon-fibre and glass-fiber reinforced composite lay-up through a custom robotic filament placement process. The project will be located on the University’s campus in the city centre of Stuttgart and is scheduled to be opened at the end of August 2012. The robotic filament placement will happen on-site in a custom fabrication setup, which was developed as part of this project.”

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2012: Production Start from ICD on Vimeo.

Project Team:
ICD – Institute for Computational Design – Prof. Achim Menges
ITKE – Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design – Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers
University of Stuttgart

Concept, System Development, Fabrication & Construction:
Manuel Schloz Jakob Weigele, Sarah Haase, Markus Mittner, Josephine Ross, Jonas Unger, Simone Vielhuber, Franziska Weidemann, Natthida Wiwatwicha with the support of Michael Preisack, Michael Tondera

Scientific Development:
Riccardo La Magna, Steffen Reichert, Tobias Schwinn, Frédéric Waimer

in collaboration with
Departement of Evolutionary Biology of Invertebrates – Prof. Dr. Oliver Betz
Departement of Palaeontology of Invertebrates – Prof. Dr. James Nebelsick
University of Tuebingen

KUKA Roboter GmbH
Competence Network Biomimetics
SGL Group

Allianz Faserbasierte Werkstoffe Baden-Württemberg
FBGS Draw Tower Gratings
Minda Schenk
Stiftungen Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG

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