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Christoph Schlopschnat

Dipl.-Ing., B.A.

Research Associate
2019 - current




Christoph Schlopschnat is a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and an associate researcher in the Cluster of Excellence (IntCDC) at the University of Stuttgart. His research focuses on advanced computational design strategies and novel fabrication methods of lightweight material systems and its integration in the built environment.
Recently, he has worked on the computational design of the architectural building system and the fibre syntax of the Maison Fibre research building, investigated new material components for bio-based natural fibre systems, and most recently lead the development of the digital design framework for the livMatS Biomimetic Shell, which merged architectural design processes, fabrication and construction constraints and requirements from both research and industry partners into a process-based full-scale digital twin.

He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in architecture from University of Innsbruck, Austria and was awarded the Dean’s Award of the Faculty of Architecture for his thesis on carbon fibre reinforced, 3d-printed concrete structures in a multi-robotic framework.

Prior to joining ICD and the Cluster of Excellence (IntCDC), Christoph gained professional experience as a researcher, teacher and collaborator in the field of computational design and robotic fabrication at the Department of Experimental and Digital Design at University of Kassel and at the Robotic Experimental Architecture Laboratory at the University of Innsbruck.

  • Natural Fibre-Timber Hybrid Building-System
    2022-2023, ICD
  • Natural Fibre Structures
    2021-2022, AP12, IntCDC
    Methods to design, fabricate and monitor the implementation of novel load-bearing components from natural fiber materials as resource-efficient, digitally produced fiber composite systems: Project LivMatS Pavilion
  • Material Culture - Maison Fibre
    2020-2021, IntCDC
    Rethinking the physical substrate for living together. 17th Internnational Archtecture Exhibition 2021 "How will we live together", La Biennale, Venice
  • Leichtbau BW Innovation Challenge
    2019-2020, ICD
    Explorative design tools for fiber composite structures
  • livMatS Biomimetic Shell
    2023, ICD Research Buildings / Prototypes
    Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
  • BUGA Wood Pavilion
    2023, ICD Research Buildings / Prototypes
    Bundesgartenschau Mannheim
  • Fibrous Tectonics
    2022, ICD Research Buildings / Prototypes
    MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
  • Maison Fibre
    2021, ICD Research Buildings / Prototypes
    17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2021, Italy

Dambrosio, N., Zechmeister, C., Duque Estrada, R., Kannenberg, F., Rinderspacher, K., Schlopschnat, C., Gil Perez, M., Knippers, J., Menges, A.: 2021, Design and development of an FRP-Timber hybrid building system for multi-story applications in architecture: Maison Fibre, ACADIA Realignments - Towards Critical Computation, Conference Paper

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