Christoph Schlopschnat is a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where his research focuses on advanced computational design and novel fabrication technologies of lightweight material systems and its integration in the built environment.
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 textile-reinforced, 3d-printed concrete structures in a multi-robotic framework.
Prior to joining the ICD, Christoph gained professional experience as a researcher and collaborator in the field of computational design and robotic fabrication at the Department of Experimental and Digital Design at University of Kassel, the Institute of Experimental Architecture at University of Innsbruck and worked for international architecture offices.
- Maison Fibre (Building Demonstrator, 17th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2021, IntCDC): Towards a novel material culture
- Leichtbau BW Innovation Challenge (2019-2020, ICD): Explorative Design Tools for Fiber Composite Structures
- Natural Fibre Structures (2021-2022, AP 12, 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