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ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2012


The Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) and the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart collaborated on a new temporary research pavilion . The focus is on biomimetic design strategies for performative morphology in architecture. Specifically, the structural morphology of natural fibre-composites as found in the exoskeletal cuticula of arthropods, are transfered into a carbon-fibre and glass-fiber reinforced composite lay-up through a custom robotic filament placement process. The project is located the University’s campus in the city centre of Stuttgart .

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2012: Prototyping from ICD on Vimeo.

The robotic filament placement happened on-site in a custom fabrication setup, which was developed as part of this project.

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2012: Dry Run from ICD on Vimeo.