• Holzbaupreis 2024

    Holzbaupreis 2024

    02.07.2024, Mainz – Every 5 years, the state of Rhineland-Palatinate awards outstanding projects in timber construction. For the 2019-2024 period, our project “Castanea Sativa Cabin” received an honorable recognition, with an award and certificate handed over by the state minister of the environment Katrin Eder, at a ceremony at the Zentrum Baukultur Mainz. The project…

  • DTC Protolab

    DTC Protolab

    23.05.2024, Augsburg: Our newest DTC team member, Tucker the Robot, getting a warm welcome from our Researchers and Students. This robot will be used both for research projects and for teaching (such as design-build project with our students)

  • BIM Salon Munich

    BIM Salon Munich

    18.04.2024, Munich: The III. Bim Salon of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects opened the podium for its participants on the topic of “Digital Planning & Education” yesterday evening, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. The topics discussed were in relation to the digital transformation of our planning and building culture. The event featured guest contributions from…

  • Lecture at Barcelonatech

    Lecture at Barcelonatech

    Barcelona, 21.2.2024: A visit and lecture at UPC Barcelonatech, as part of their well recognised master’s degree Parametric Design in Architecture (MPDA), https://www.mpda.upc.edu UPC’s master’s degree Parametric Design in Architecture (MPDA) is an international program that seeks to teach and explore technology efficiency. MPDA is oriented to the integration of computational tools and digital manufacturing technology in building systems and architectural design. MPDA…

  • Reciprocalshell Model

    Reciprocalshell Model

    While the full-scale shell is prepared for its return on a permanent location, we are working on a 1m sized model (Scale 1:15). The polygonal parts have been 3D printed using the FDM method and white PLA material. The completed model will be shown at the kickoff event for our new tech transfer center TTZ…

  • Reciprocalshell II

    Reciprocalshell II

    01.07.2023, Augsburg: A new research demonstrator was just completed for our computationally designed and fabricated, material-saving lightweight timber gridshell system. The new prototype was made possible by Stadtsparkasse Augsburg, who invited us to design a structure for their annual #stadtgewaechs summer event. This event promotes sustainability in the heart of the city of Augsburg, which…

  • Book Chapter

    Book Chapter

    We have proudly contributed the chapter “Digital Tools for Challenging Resources” to the book “Architecture and Design for Industry 4.0”, published by Springer International Publishing Architecture and Design for Industry 4.0 Theory and PracticeMaurizio Barberio, Micaela Colella, Angelo Figliola, Alessandra Battisti (Herausgeber) Buch | Hardcover2023 | 1st ed. 2024Springer International Publishing (Verlag)978-3-031-36921-6 (ISBN)

  • Reciprocalshell Demonstrator Construction started

    Reciprocalshell Demonstrator Construction started

    After completing our first reciprocalshell demonstrator in December 2022 in collaboration with Chalmers University, a second demonstrator was planned for a central location in the city of Augsburg. While the first demonstrator was built with a span of 7 meters, the second demonstrator is planned with a span of 15 meters. While the production and…