Rebeca Duque Estrada is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart. She holds a Master of Arts in Open Design from the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Universidad de Buenos Aires as well as a Master of Science in Architecture through the Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) program at the University of Stuttgart. During which she was awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro during which she was awarded a Science Without Borders Scholarship offered by the Brazilian Federal Government to study at the La Salle University in Barcelona for a year.
In her ITECH master’s thesis together with Fabian Kannenberg, they developed a novel fabrication system for filament materials through a multi-species machine collaboration, which results in the generation of ultra-lightweight customized spatial structures.
With a deep interest in digital fabrication and computational design, Rebeca has been focusing her research on fiber composite materials and robotic fabrication and is currently involved in developing high-performance lightweight structures.