List of Funded Research

Institute for Computational Design and Construction

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Material Culture – Rethinking the physical substrate for living together

Funding Body
Ministry Science, Research, and Arts (MWK)
Funding ID
MWK 32-7533-4-110/23/4
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2020 - 2021

 

Agent-based Methods for Fabrication-oriented Design of Adaptive Modular Pre-fab Concrete Construction

Funding Body
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Funding ID
DFG SPP 2187 (ME 4435/4-1)
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2020 - 2022

 

Smarter Smart Materials - Integrating Human Interaction with Environmentally Responsive Material Systems

Funding Body
MIT International Science & Technology Initiatives (MISTI)
Funding ID
MISTI - 4574645969
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2020 - 2021

 

Autonomous Granular Materials in Architecture (AGMA)

Funding Body
University of Stuttgart, DFG
Funding ID
2019 Terra 04
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2020 - 2020

 

Wissentransfer für Leichtbau im Bauwesen (WiTra-LB)

Funding Body
Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau Baden-Württemberg
Funding ID
003-840745/B7-Kui
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2020

 

Leveraging the Building Material as Part of the Robotic Kinematic System for Parallel Construction

Funding Body
German Research Association (DFG)
Funding ID
EXC 2120 RP 19
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2022

 

Additive cyber-physical prefabrication platform for multifunctional, multi-scale load-adapted fibre composite building elements including fabrication simulation and digital twin

Funding Body
German Research Association (DFG)
Funding ID
EXC 2120 RP 14
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2022

 

Computational co-design for fibre composite building systems including visual analytics and interfaces to mechanical and fabrication simulation

Funding Body
German Research Association (DFG)
Funding ID
EXC 2120 RP 12
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2022

 

Building system development for long-span, fibre composite structures including structural health monitoring and alternatives for sustainable winding materials

Funding Body
German Research Association (DFG)
Funding ID
EXC 2120 RP 11
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2022

 

Co-design from architectural, historical and social science perspectives: Opportunities, challenges and implications of an integrative approach to design and construction relations for multi-storey buildings

Funding Body
German Research Association (DFG)
Funding ID
EXC 2120 RP 10
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2022

 

Cyber-physical fabrication platform for IntCDC wood building system utilizing human-machine collaborations including immersive analytics for augmented reality

Funding Body
German Research Association (DFG)
Funding ID
EXC 2120 RP 4
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2022

 

Computational design, engineering and development of digitally fabricated, high performance, multi-storey wood building system

Funding Body
German Research Association (DFG)
Funding ID
EXC 2120 RP 3
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2022

 

Responsive Autonomous Surface Structures Inspired by Passive Multi-phase Plant Movements

Funding Body
MWK Baden-Württemberg
Funding ID
33-7533.-30-121/15/3
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2021

 

Leichtbau BW Innovation Challenge

Funding Body
MWK Baden-Württemberg
Funding ID
7533-4-113.0/7/20
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 - 2020

 

Design, Fabrication and Engineering Methods for the Application of Curved Wood Components for High-performance and Resource-efficient Wood Construction: Project Tower Urbach, Remstal Garden Show 2019

Funding Body
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Foundation for the Environment)
Funding ID
DBU Az. 34714/01
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019

 

Bio-based and bio-inspired 3D-printed shape-changing material systems

Funding Body
Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (FNR)
Funding ID
22018116
Role
Co-Principal Investigator
Period
2018 – 2019

 

Research and development of a demonstrator building for long-span, lightweight structures based on a robotically fabricated, fibre composite building system

Funding Body
Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn 2019 GmbH
Funding ID
BGFB 180427
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2018 – 2019

 

Research and development of a demonstrator building for long-span, segmented shell structures based on a robotically fabricated, lightweight timber building system

Funding Body
MWK Baden-Württemberg, Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn 2019 GmbH
Funding ID
BGWD 180426
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2018 – 2019

 

Construction-oriented fibre composite systems for robotically wound lightweight roof and ceiling systems

Funding Body
Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau, Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR)
Funding ID
SWD-10.08.18.7-17.24
Role
Co-Principal Investigator
Period
2017 – 2019

 

Collaborative Research Centre, SFB 1244: Adaptive Building Skins and Structures

Teilprojekt A02: Development of integrative design methods and computational design tools for adaptive structures and their digital production

Funding Body
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Funding ID
DFG SFB 1244 TP A02
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2017 – 2021

 

Timber Construction 4.0

Funding Body
EU EFRE und Land Baden-Württemberg
Funding ID
EU EFRE / BW 501210
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2017 – 2020

 

Additive Manufacturing of Large Fibre Composite Elements for Building Construction (AddFiberFab)

Funding Body
Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg
Funding ID
IAF-9 AddFiberFab
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2017 – 2020

 

Human-Robot Collaboration in Timber Construction: Potentials for Prefabrication

Funding Body
Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau, Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR)
Funding ID
SWD-10.08.18.7-16.56
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2017 – 2019

 

Personalised 3D- and 4D-Printing of programmable, self-adjusting and multifunctional Material Systems for Sports and Medical Applications (4DmultiMATS)

Funding Body
Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg
Funding ID
IAF-2 4DmultiMATS
Role
Co – Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2017 – 2020

 

Smart, Innovative Manufacturing of Curved Wooden Components for Architecture with Complex Geometry

Funding Body
Eidgenössische Kommission für Technologie und Innovation KTI
Funding ID
KTI 25114.1
Role
Research Partner
Period
2017 – 2019

 

Performative Design Methodology based on Robotic Fabrication for Sustainable Architecture

Funding Body
Sino-German Center for Research Promotion: DFG and NSFC
Funding ID
GZ 1162
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2016 – 2019

 

Highly Insulated and Recyclable Solid Timber Construction

Funding Body
Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau, Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR)
Funding ID
SWD-10.08.18.7-15.59
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2016 – 2017

 

Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 141 – Biological Design and Integrative Structures

Teilprojekt A07: The skeleton of the sand dollar as a biological model for segmented shells in building construction

Funding Body
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Funding ID
DFG SFB/TRR 141 TP A07
Role
Associated Scientist
Period
2014 – 2018

 

Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 141 – Biological Design and Integrative Structures

Teilprojekt A08: Continuous fused deposition modelling of architectural envelopes based on the shell formation of molluscs

Funding Body
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Funding ID
DFG SFB/TRR 141 TP A08
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2014 – 2018

 

Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 141 – Biological Design and Integrative Structures

Teilprojekt B02: Evolutionary processes driving biological variation and diversity as models for ex-ploratory digital design tools in architecture

Funding Body
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Funding ID
DFG SFB/TRR 141 TP B02
Role
Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2014 – 2018

 

Holz R3 – Regional, Robotisch Gefertigt, Ressourcenschonend: Holzleichtbau und digitale Planung für das Bauen im Bestand

Funding Body
Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg
Funding ID
NaBau-5
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2014 – 2017

 

Combination of local robotic precision and autonomous flying drones for resource efficient production of continuous architectural scale fiber composite structures

Funding Body
VW Stiftung
Funding ID
VW Experiment 89210
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2015 – 2016

 

LUX _ Light, natural ressource for cities and buildings

Funding Body
Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau, Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR)
Funding ID
SWD-10.08.18.7-15.30
Role
Associated Scientist
Period
2015 – 2017

 

Robotic Fabrication in Timber Construction

Funding Body
EU EFRE und Land Baden-Württemberg
Funding ID
EU EFRE / BW 501210
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2013 – 2015

 

Design Computation for Automotive Design

Funding Body
Mercedes Benz AG
Funding ID
MB 1059225194
Role
Principal Investigator R&D
Period
2013 – 2016

 

Evolutionary Computational Design for Automotive Design

Funding Body
Mercedes Benz AG
Funding ID
MB 1059183886
Role
Principal Investigator R&D
Period
2011 – 2012

 

FUNDED DOCTORAL RESEARCH

Computational Design and Fabrication Strategies based on the Development of Multiple, Collaborative, Mobile Robotic Fabrication Systems in Architecture

Funding Body
State Postgraduate Scholarship Programme Baden Württemberg
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Maria Yablonina
Period
2016 – Current

 

Design and fabrication aspects of timber plate structures

Funding Body
State Postgraduate Scholarship Programme Baden Württemberg
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Abel Groenewolt
Period
2015 – Current

 

Designing for Collective Construction: On-Site Multi-Agent Fabrication

Funding Body
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Nathan Melenbrink
Period
2016 – Current

 

Erosion-Based Morphological Formation Processes in Architecture

Funding Body
State Postgraduate Scholarship Programme Baden Württemberg
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Katja Rinderspacher
Period
2014 – 2017

 

Architectural Potentials of Robotic Fabrication in Wood Construction

Funding Body
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Oliver David Krieg
Period
2014 – 2017

 

Behavioural Design Computation and Adaptive Robotic Fabrication in Architecture

Funding Body
State Postgraduate Scholarship Programme Baden Württemberg
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Lauren Vasey
Period
2014 – 2017

 

Integrated Computational Design Methods Based on Machine Learning Tools for a Newly Developed Biomimetic Continuous Shell Extrusion Technology design tools in architecture

Funding Body
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Benjamin Felbrich
Period
2014 – Current

 

Evolutionary processes driving biological variation and diversity as models for ex-ploratory digital design tools in architecture

Funding Body
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Long Nguyen
Period
2014 – Current

 

3D printed Hygroscopic Programmable Material Systems

Funding Body
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
David Correa Zuluaga
Period
2014 – 2017

 

Generating and Constraining Variants in Parametric Design

Funding Body
State Postgraduate Scholarship Programme Bayern
Total Costs
Doctoral Research Stipend
Recipient
Manuela Irlwek
Period
2010 – 2013

 

FUNDED RESEARCH DEMONSTRATORS AND BUILDING PROJECTS

Urbach Tower

Location
Urbach, Germany
Main Funding
Remstal Gartenschau 2019 GmbH, Gemeinde Urbach, University of Stuttgart, The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2019 – 2029

 

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
VW Stiftung, GETTYLAB and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2016 – 2017

 

Elytra Filament Pavilion

Location
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Main Funding
Vitra Design Museum, GETTYLAB
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2016 – 2017

 

Elytra Filament Pavilion

Location
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Main Funding
V&A Museum, University of Stuttgart, GETTYLAB, and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2014 – 2016

 

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
German Research Foundation (DFG), GETTYLAB and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2015 – 2016

 

University of Stuttgart Fair Stand

Location
Hannover Fair, Germany
Main Funding
University of Stuttgart and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2015

 

ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2015

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2015

 

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
Industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2014 – 2015

 

Hive: A Human and Robot Collaborative Building Process

Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Main Funding
Autodesk and industry partners
Role
Research Partner
Period
2015

 

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
Competence Network Biomimetics and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2013 – 2014

 

Leichtbau BW Installation

Location
Hannover Fair, Germany
Main Funding
Landesagentur für Leichtbau Baden-Württemberg
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2014

 

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall

Location
Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Main Funding
EU EFRE and Land Baden-Württemberg
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2014

 

HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion

Location
FRAC Centre Orléans, France
Main Funding
FRAC Centre Orléans, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2013

 

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2012

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
Industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2012

 

HygroScope: Meteorosensitive Morphology

Location
Centre Pompidou Paris, France
Main Funding
Centre Pompidou Paris and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2012

 

Material Equilibria Installation

Location
ggggallery Copenhagen, Denmark
Main Funding
ggggallery Copenhagen
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2012

 

 

Textile Hybrid M1: La Tour de l’Architecte

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
Robert Bosch Stiftung and industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2011

 

 

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2011

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
Industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2011

 

 

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2010

Location
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Main Funding
Industry partners
Role
Principal Investigator (PI)
Period
2010

Contact information

 

Institute for Computational Design and Construction

University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart

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