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Oliver A. Bucklin

Research Associate
2016 - Current

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Stuttgart
Deutschland

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Principal area of research is economical and energy-efficient solid timber construction. Exploration includes thermodynamic priciples in architectural assemblies, high-tech fabrication processes and computational models for form generation and optimization. Additional areas of research include materially embedded electronics, sensing and actuation networks, and kinematic solving and control algorithms.

Drexler, Hans; Bucklin, Oliver; Rohr, Angela; Krieg, Oliver; Menges, Achim (2017): Timber Prototype. High Performance Solid Timber Constructions. In Thomas Auer, Ulrich Knaack, Jens Schneider (Eds.): Powerskin Conference Proceedings. Powerskin Conference. Munich, 19.01.2017. TU Delft, pp. 241–252. Available online at https://books.bk.tudelft.nl/index.php/press/catalog/download/isbn.9789492516299/526/161-1?inline=1, checked on 8/10/2020.

Bucklin, O., Drexler, H., Krieg, O., Menges, A.: 2018, Integrated Solid Timber: a Multi-Requisite System for the Computational Design, Fabrication, and Construction of Versatile Building Envelopes, in ACADIA – Recalibration: on Imprecision and Infidelity [Proceedings of the ACADIA Conference 2018], Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, pp. 424-433. (ISBN: 978-0-692-17729-7)

Leder, S., Weber, R., Bucklin, O., Wood, D., Menges, A.: 2018, Towards Distributed In-Situ Robotic Timber Construction, in RCA Conference 2018, Kaiserslautern.

Leder, S., Weber, R., Bucklin, 0., Wood, D., Menges, A.: 2019, Design and prototyping of a single axis, building material integrated, distributed robotic assembly system, in 2019 IEEE: 4th International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*), 3rd International Workshop on Self-Organised Construction (SOCO), Umea, Sweden.

Leder, S., Weber, R., Wood, D., Bucklin, O., Menges, A.: 2019, Distributed Robotic Timber Construction: Designing of in-situ timber construction system with robot-material collaboration. in ACADIA – Ubiquity and Autonomy [Proceedings of the ACADIA Conference 2019]. The University of Texas, Austin. (ISBN 978-0-578-59179-7)

Axel Körner, Larissa Born, Oliver Bucklin, Seiichi Suzuki, Lauren Vasey, Götz T. Gresser, Achim Menges, Jan Knippers, Integrative design and fabrication methodology for bio-inspired folding mechanisms for architectural applications, in Computer-Aided Design, Volume 133, 2021, 102988, ISSN 0010-4485, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cad.2020.102988. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010448520301810)

Oliver Bucklin, Achim Menges, Hans Drexler & Tobias Haag (2020) Development of a Mono-Material Wood Wall System: Activating Digitally Fabricated Air Cavities for High-Performance Solid Timber Construction, in Technology|Architecture + Design, 4:2, 173-178, DOI: 10.1080/24751448.2020.1804760

Bucklin, Oliver, Lauren Vasey, Seiichi Suziki, Axel Körner, Larissa Born, Götz T. Gresser, Jan Knippers, Achim Menges. 2020. Embedded Sensing and Control: Concepts for an Adaptive, Responsive, Modular Architecture. In ACADIA – Distributed Proximities Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. Volume I: Technical Papers, Keynote Conversations. ISBN 978-0-578-95213-0

Bucklin, Oliver; Menges, Achim; Krieg, Oliver; Drexler, Hans; Rohr, Angela; Amtsberg, Felix (2021): Mono-Material Wood Wall. 1-16 Pages / Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021): Special Issue Powerskin 2021 / Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021): Special Issue Powerskin 2021. DOI: 10.7480/jfde.2021.1.5398.

Bucklin, Oliver, Achim Menges, Hans Drexler, Angela Rohr, Oliver David Krieg. 2020. Improving Thermal Performance and Airtightness of Solid Wood Construction Through Digital Fabrication of Timber Profiles Energy and Buildings. (Submitted, Pending acceptance)

 

Computational Design and Digital Fabrication 2021:
Program: University of Stuttgart: ITECH Master’s Program
Professor: Achim Menges
Teaching Team: Tobias Schwinn, Oliver Bucklin, Yasaman Tahouni, Rebeca Duque Estrada, Fabian Kannenberg

Computational Design and Digital Fabrication 2020:
Program: University of Stuttgart: ITECH Master’s Program
Professor: Achim Menges
Teaching Team: Tobias Schwinn, Oliver Bucklin, Sam Leder, Mathias Maierhofer, Long Nguyen, Yasaman Tahouni

Robotic Fabrication: Computational Design and Digital Fabrication 2019:
Program: University of Stuttgart: ITECH Master’s Program
Professor: Achim Menges
Teaching Team: Martin Alvarez, Oliver Bucklin, Tobias Schwinn, Maria Yablonina

Research Pavilion Studio 2019: Fibrous Morphologies: Material Machine Symbiosis
Program: University of Stuttgart: ITECH Master’s Program
Professors: ICD: Achim Menges, ITKE: Jan Knippers
Teaching Team: Oliver Bucklin, Axel Körner, Seiichi Suzuki, Lauren Vasey, Larissa Born

Research Pavilion Studio 2018: Performative Morphology
Program: University of Stuttgart: ITECH Master’s Program
Professors: ICD: Achim Menges, ITKE: Jan Knippers
Teaching Team: Oliver Bucklin, Anja Mader, Evy Slabbinck, Seiichi Suzuki, Lauren Vasey

Computational Design and Digital Fabrication 2018:
Program: University of Stuttgart: ITECH Master’s Program
Professor: Achim Menges
Teaching Team: Martin Alvarez, Oliver Bucklin, Tobias Schwinn

Computational Design and Digital Fabrication 2017:
Program: University of Stuttgart: ITECH Master’s Program
Professor: Achim Menges
Teaching Team: Oliver Bucklin, Marshall Prado, Tobias Schwinn, Maria Yablonina

Computational Design: Timber Prototype Construction Workshop 2017:
Program: University of Stuttgart: Bacheolors in Architecture
Professor: Achim Menges
Teaching Team: Oliver Bucklin, Oliver David Krieg

How to Make (Almost) Anything 2015: Teaching Assistant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University
Professor: Neil Gershenfeld
Section Leader: Robert Hart
Technical education with designing, fabricating and programming interactive electronic devices, including
3D modeling, CNC milling, 3D printing, molding and casting, fiber composites, electronic schematics and
circuit board layout and production.

Construction Lab: Materials in Science and Construction 2015: Teaching Assistant
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Fall 2014
Professor: Salmaan Craig
Guiding Students through individual research projects with written and verbal critiques.

Ceramics: Introduction to Handbuilding Fall 2009: Teaching Assistant
University of Washington
Professor: Doug Jeck

English Teaching Assistant 2004-2005
Lycée de Chamalières, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Oliver Appling Bucklin is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart. Oliver holds a Masters in Architecture I degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Washington. Experience at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities led to an interest in scientific approaches to architectural design. Current research investigates sustainable building practices leveraging advanced modeling and fabrication in solid wood building envelope system. Further research covers embedded electronics and custom mechanics, including mobile robotics and integrating computational intelligence in industrial processes. He has had extensive experience in the United States in general construction and woodworking, and is currently involved in the Performative Wood group at the ICD.

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