Tahouni, Y., Cheng, T., Wood, D., Sachse, R., Thierer, R., Bischoff, M., Menges, A.: 2020, Self-shaping Curved Folding: a 4D-printing method for fabrication of curved creased origami structures. In Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF '20), November 5–6, 2020, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA. (doi: 10.1145/3424630.3425416)
Cheng, T., Tahouni, Y., Wood, D., Stolz, B., Mulhaupt, R., Menges, A.: 2020, Multifunctional Mesostructures: Design and Material Programming for 4D-printing. In Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF '20), November 5–6, 2020, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA. (doi: 10.1145/3424630.3425418)
Grönquist, P., Panchadcharam, P., Wood, D., Menges, A., Rüggeberg, M., Wittel, F.K.: 2020, Computational analysis of hygromorphic self-shaping wood gridshell structures. Royal Society Open Science 7, pp. 192210. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.192210)
Cheng, T., Wood, D., Wang, X., Yuan, P., Menges, A.: 2020, Programming Material Intelligence: An Additive Fabrication Strategy for Self-Shaping Biohybrid Components. Living Machines: Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems.
Wood, D., Grönquist, P., Bechert, S., Aldinger, L., Riggenbach, D., Lehmann, K., Rüggeberg, M., Burgert, I., Knippers, J., Menges, A.: 2020, From Machine Control to Material Programming: Self-Shaping Wood Manufacturing of a High Performance Curved CLT Structure -- Urbach Tower, in Burry, J., Sabin, J., Sheil, B., Skavara, M. (eds.), Fabricate 2020: Making Resilient Architecture, UCL Press, London, pp. 50-57. (ISBN: 978-1-78735-812-6)
Giachini, P., Gupta, S., Wang, W., Wood, D., Yunusa, M., Baharlou, E., Sitti, M., Menges, A.: 2020, Additive manufacturing of cellulose-based materials with continuous, multidirectional stiffness gradients, Science Advances, Vol. 6, No. 8. (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aay0929) URL
Grönquist, P., Wood, D., Hassani, M., Wittel, F., Menges, A., Rüggeberg, M.: 2019, Analysis of hygroscopic self-shaping wood at large scale for curved mass timber structures, Science Advances, Vol. 5 No. 9, pp. eaax1311. (doi:10.1126/sciadv.aax1311 ) URL
Aldinger, L., Bechert, S., Wood, D., Knippers, J., Menges, A.: 2020, Design and Structural Modelling of Surface-Active Timber Structures Made from Curved CLT – Urbach Tower, Remstal Gartenschau 2019, in Gengnagel, C., Baverel, O., Burry, J., Ramsgaard Thomsen, M., Weinzierl, S. (Eds.), Impact: Design With All Senses, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 419-432. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-29829-6 33)
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], Austin, TX.
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.
Garufi, D., Wagner, H.J., Bechert, S., Schwinn, T., Wood, D., Menges, A., Knippers, J.: 2018, Fibrous Timber Joints for Lightweight Segmented Hybrid Timber Shell , in“Digital Timber Construction”, Research Culture in Architecture conference on cross-disciplinary collaboration, Faculty of Architecture, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Leder, S., Weber, R., Bucklin, O., Wood, D., Menges, A.: 2018, Towards Distributed In-Situ Robotic Timber Construction, in "Robotics in Timber Construction", , Research Culture in Architecture conference on cross-disciplinary collaboration, Faculty of Architecture, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Wood, D. , Vailati, C., Menges, A., Rüggeberg, M.: 2018, Hygroscopically actuated wood elements for weather responsive and self-forming building parts- Facilitating upscaling and complex shape changes. Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, March 2018, DOI:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.134
Wood, D., Yablonina, M., Aflalo, M., Chen, J., Tahanzadeh, B., Menges, A.: 2018, Cyber Physical Macro Material as a UAV [re]Configurable Architectural System, in Willmann J., Block P., Hutter M., Byrne K., Schork T. (eds) Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018. ROBARCH 2018, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92294-2_25
Wood, D. , Correa, D., Krieg, O., Menges, A.: 2016, Material computation—4D timber construction: Towards building-scale hygroscopic actuated, self-constructing timber surfaces, International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), Sage, February 2016, DOI: 10.1177/1478077115625522
Dierichs, K., Wood, D., Correa, D., Menges, A.: 2017, Smart Granular Materials: Prototypes for Hygroscopically Actuated Shape-Changing Particles, in ACADIA – Disciplines & Disruption [Proceedings of the ACADIA Conference 2017], Cambridge, MA, pp. 222-231. (ISBN: 978-0-692-96506-1)
Wood, D., Brütting, J., Menges, A.: 2018, Self-Forming Curved Timber Plates: Initial Design Modeling for Shape-Changing Material Buildups, in IASS – Creativity in Structural Design [Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018], Cambridge, MA.
Forestiero, D., Xenos, N., Wood, D., Baharlou, E.: 2018,Low-tech Shape-Shifting Space Frames, in IASS – Creativity in Structural Design [Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018], Cambridge, MA.
ITECH MSc. Program
- ITECH Masters Thesis Topic – Material Programming and Robotics
- ITECH Masters Thesis Preparation Topic – Material Programming and Robotics
- ITECH Research Structure and Communications Module
ITECH MSc. Thesis Project Supervision (Selected):
- Distributed Robotic Assembly System for In-Situ Timber Construction
- Cyber-Physical Macro Material
- Fibrous Augmentation
- Fluid Formations
Dylan Wood is a research group leader at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart. At ICD Dylan leads the Material Programming Research Group and teaches graduate students in related topics. His research is focused on developing intelligent design and fabrication principles for 'smart' shape-changing materials as a form of material robotics that can be applied in building systems, construction, and manufacturing. He has worked extensively in collaboration with material science partners at the ETH, Zurich, EMPA, Dübendorf, and the Physical Intelligence Department at the Max Plank Institute for Physical Systems, Stuttgart. His current doctoral research is funded by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI / KTI), and the Getty Foundation’s GettyLab. He holds an ITECH, MSc. with distinction from the University of Stuttgart, and a B.Arch, magna cum laude from the University of Southern California. Professionally he has worked as a designer and computational fabrication specialist at Barkow Leibinger Architects in Berlin, Germany and DOSU Studio Architects in Los Angeles, CA.
Programming Elegance -University of Stuttgart - Research Magazine
Cool New Method Curves Wood Without Machines - Popular Mechanics
Building with wood that bends itself into shape - ETH Zurich
Wood that shapes itself -Empa News
Wie bringt Holz sich selbst in Form? – P.M Wissen - Servus TV
With a new technology, wood gets itself into shape - NZZ (Switzerland)
Self-shaping timber could rival CLT for structural use - RIBA Journal
This Week in Tech: Constructing with Deforming Wood—Intentionally - ARCHITECT Magazine
Stuttgart tiene una torre de madera inteligente única en el mundo - Condé Nast - Traveler
Self-Twisting Urbach Tower - Cool Material
A building that moves by itself - RIBA Journal
- Design and Modelling for Surface Active CLT structures - Design Modelling Symposium 2019, Berlin, DE
- From Machine Control to Material Programming, Forster + Partners, August 2019, London, UK
- From Machine Control to Material Programming, Design For Manufacture, Barlett School of Architecture, University College London, June 2019, London, UK
- Form Machine Control to Material Programming - Self-shaping wood and other bits, Engineering Club, June 2019, London, UK
- Cyber-Physical Macro Materials: Ars Electronica Innovation Forum 2018, Ars Electronica 2018, POST-CITY, Linz, AT
- Building Material Intelligence, Symposium: Biomimicry and Integrative Design, “Matters of Fact” summer lectures, Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, FR
- Cyber-Physical Macro Materials - Robots in Architecture 2019, ETH, Zurich, CH
- Building Material Intelligence, 2018 Digital FUTURES Symposium, Tongji University, Shanghai, CN
- Computational Design and Digital Prototyping for Climate-Responsive Timber Building Components, Advanced Building Skins 2017, Bern, CH
- USC Generation NEXT, School of Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
- Integrative Design and Material Computation, UK Construction Week 2017, Birmingham, UK
- Design for Active Material Systems, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle, UK
- Integrating Material Capacity, EMTECH, Architectural Association, London, UK
- Integrating Material Capacity, Design & Make, Architectural Association, Hooke Park, UK
- Smarter Smart Material Systems (SSM)
- Responsive Autonomous Surface Structures Inspired by Passive Multi-phase Plant Movements
- Bio-based and Bio-inspired 3D-printed Shape-changing Material Systems
- Design, Fabrication and Engineering Methods for the Application of Curved Wood Components for High-performance and Resource-efficient Wood Construction
- Smart Innovative Manufacturing of Wood Components for Architecture with Complex Geometry
- 4DmultiMATS -Personalised 3D- and 4D-Printing of programmable, self-adjusting and multifunctional Material Systems for Sports and Medical Applications
- LUX – Light, a Natural Resource for Building and City