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M.Arch. (Hons), Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Katja Rinderspacher

Academic ITECH Coordinator
2013 - Current



Melenbrink, N., Rinderspacher, K., Menges, A., Werfel, J.: 2020, Autonomous anchoring for robotic construction. Automation in Construction, Elsevier. (doi: 10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103391)

Knippers, J., Menges, A., Dahy, H., Früh, N., Groenewolt, A., Körner, A., Rinderspacher, K., Saffarian, S., Slabbink, E., Solly, J., Vasey, L., Wood, D.: 2018, The ITECH approach: Building(s) to learn, in IASS – Creativity in Structural Design [Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018], Boston.

De Micoli, S., Rinderspacher, K., Menges, A.: 2017, Stone Morphologies: Erosion-Based Digital Fabrication Through Event-Driven Control, in Humanizing Digital Reality [Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium 2017], Paris, pp.102-112. (DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-6611-5_1)

Rinderspacher, K., De Micoli, S., Menges, A.: 2016, Informing Stone Morphologies: Integration of Erosion-Based Formation Processes through Event-Driven Fabrication, in: The Site Magazine (36) 2016, Edmonton, pp. 114–119. (ISSN 2369-9566)

Krieg, O., Christian, Z., Correa, D., Menges, A., Reichert, S., Rinderspacher, K., Schwinn, T.: 2014, HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion, in Gramazio, F., Kohler, M., Langenberg, S. (eds.), Fabricate: Negotiating Design and Making, Zürich, pp. 272-279. (ISBN 978-3-85676-331-2)

Correa, D., Krieg, O., Menges, A., Reichert, S., Rinderspacher, K.: 2013, HygroSkin: A prototype project for the development of a constructional and climate responsive architectural system based on the elastic and hygroscopic properties of wood, in Beesley, P., Del Barrio, A., Khan, O., Stacey, M., van Overbeeke, E. (eds.), Proceedings of the 33nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) – Adaptive Architecture, Waterloo, pp. 33-42. (ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5)

Katja Rinderspacher is a Research Associate and the ITECH M.Sc. Programme Coordinator at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction. She is a registered architect in Germany and holds a Masters of Architecture degree with honors from Pratt Institute, New York and a diploma-engineering degree from Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany.
She received various scholarships for her academic work (e.g. Fulbright Scholarship, DAAD) and has been awarded a Landesgraduierten-Scholarship for her doctoral thesis.
Prior to joining the ICD, Katja gained professional experience as an architect and project manager in offices in New York, Switzerland and Germany, including Studio Daniel Libeskind, where she was involved in the design and development of architectural concepts and the construction and realization of projects all over the world.
Her research interests include the integration of erosion-based processes into the computational design and digital fabrication of complex architectural structures.


ITECH M.Sc.Programme


Erosion-Based Morphologies
Fabricating Erosion-Based Processes
ITECH Expert Colloquium
Geometry and CAD 2016/17, Geometry and CAD 2015/16, Geometry and CAD 2014/15


Fabricating Erosion-Based Processes
Hygroskin – Meteorosensitive Pavilion

Contact information


Institute for Computational Design and Construction

University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart

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