SPP 2187 & SFB / TRR 277 Summer School

SFB/TRR 277 & SPP 2187

Vom 12. bis 16. Oktober 2020 fand die Summer School mit Teilnehmern des SPP 2187 und des SFB/ Transregio 277 in Meschede am Hennesee statt.

In Fachvorträgen wurden etwa 35 wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeitern vor Ort und weiteren Personen am Bildschirm zu Hause eine grundlegende Einführung in TRR 277 und SPP 2187-relevante Themen gegeben.

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Five DFG-funded research centers join forces to harness international research synergies and to foster the development of early career researchers.
The "Research Network for Advancing Architecture, Engineering and Construction" (AdvanceAEC) brings together international researchers who strive to advance architecture, engineering and construction through digital technologies and an interdisciplinary approach. It aims to address the multifaceted ecological, economic and socio-cultural challenges the built environment is facing. The research network provides a platform to exchange expertise, foster and build an international research community in the fields of architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, robotics and social sciences.

aaec Network partner seminar

SPP 2187

On the basis of two different key projects, Stuttgart 21 in Germany and Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2, it is shown how digital tools and methods can be adopted to support design and construction of complex projects. The parametric approach in design on one side and the increased use of digital (pre)fabrication and modularisation strategies on the other one, open the way to a new generation of buildings which combines the iconic character of infrastructural architectures with a more effective use of resources. Yet, there is still a huge demand for innovation in the overall process and researchers can provide an essential contribute to the necessary paradigm shift.

aaec network member symposia

SFB/TRR 277

Ena Lloret-Fritschi is an architect with an interest in shaping concrete without the need for traditional formwork. She is currently a PostDoctoral researcher in a bridge position between the Chair of Gramazio Kohler Research and the Chair of Physical Building Chemistry of Prof. Robert Flatt. Her work is embedded in the research strand Mouldless Shaping with concrete within the DFAB or the NCCR, ETH, where she guides PhD students and coordinates projects.

Ena successfully defended her PhD Dissertation on Smart Dynamic Casting: A Digital fabrication method for concrete structures on June 16, 2016. In 2012 Smart Dynamic Casting received the Concrete Innovation Award at the Concrete Innovation Conference in Oslo and was amongst the 5 finalist for the SPARK award at the ETH Zurich.

Parity Talks Whats’s Good? | 10.03. 2021

SFB 1244, SFB/TRR 277, SFB/TRR 280

In her lecture Vernelle A. A. Noel will talk about dissappearing craft practices, knowledges, and communities. These practices carry with them histories and cultures of people, knowledges, and social ties to communities. Some reasons for their disappearance include dying practitioners, lacking pedagogy, changing practices, and technocentric developments.

How might we employ computation in the restoration, remediation, and reconfiguration of these practices, knowledges, and communities? Additionally, how might knowledges and innovations in these crafts, repair problems and improve research, practice and pedagogy in computational design?

aaec network member symposia

SPP 2187

Giovanni Plizzari is a Professor of Structural Design at the University of Brescia (Italy), where is head of the laboratory for testing materials and structures. He is member of RILEM TAC and chair of Cluster C (Structural performance and Design). He also chairs fib Task Groups T2.5 (Bond in concrete) and T1.8 (Concrete Industrial Floors) and is member of fib Commission 1 and 2. He is also member of ACI Committees 408, 544 and 562 and of WG2 (research) of the international Tunneling Association. He is responsible for Chapter 18 (Bond in concrete) of fib Model Code 2020. He organized several international workshops and conferences. He is currently Deputy Editor in Chief of the international journal Materials and Structures. He is also Deputy President of CTE, the Italian Association for Precast Structures. The main research interest of Giovanni Plizzari concern the structural application of Fibre Reinforced Concrete, concrete industrial floors, bond in concrete and concrete with recycled aggregates. He is Author of more than 160 papers in international journals.

aaec network member symposia

SPP 2187

Daria Kovaleva is an architect and a Research Associate at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart. After her graduation in 2009 she worked in various architectural offices, including Werner Sobek Group, and in 2014 joined ILEK team in the field of functionally graded concrete structures. Her research within SPP 2187 is focusing on design and fabrication of water-soluble sand formwork system for complex concrete structures. The progress of Design and Detailing working group she will present together with SPP colleagues Zlata Tosic, Martin Rettinger and Lothar Kolbeck.

aaec Network partner seminar

SPP 2187

The ongoing climate, resource, and financial crises underscore the failure of a prosperity model based on growth and dependency on consumption. An ecological uncoupling of economic growth is not in sight. In an expanding economy, rebound effects wipe out advances in dematerialization or decarbonization. Furthermore, an important finding of the so-called science of happiness postulates that once a certain level has been reached, an increase in monetary or material wealth no longer contributes to subjective wellbeing. In place of expansive green economy policies, it is time to take a look at the concept of post-growth economics. Altogether five steps mark the way to a post-growth economy, namely (1) sufficiency as an act of clearing out or throwing off ballast, (2) new adjustment of the balance between self-supply and external supply, (3) de-globalization by regional cycles and complementary currencies, (4) material zero-sum games and (5) institutional innovations.

sfb 1244 aaec network member symposium

SFB 1244

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Bischoff is a full professor of “Institute for Structural Mechanics” at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He received his Doctoral Degree 1999 from the same University and his habilitation 2005 from the Technical University of Munich. In 1999 – 2000 he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Furthermore, since 2021 he is Deputy Spokesperson of SFB 1244.

Lucio Blandini is an engineer and architect with a special interest for sustainable lightweight systems and the relationship between architecture and technology.  Within the SFB 1244 he focuses on the design and development of light and sustainable façade systems as well as on the engineering of ultralight structures.
Since 2020 he has been the new head of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart, where he obtained in 2005 his PhD with the design and development of the Stuttgart Glass Shell, a filigree glass-only shell structure. After completing a master's degree in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Architectural Association in London, he has spent several years in the praxis, focusing on innovative facades and special structures. Projects as the Ferrari Museum in Modena, the railway Station Stuttgart 21, the House of European History in Brussels, and the Terminal 2 at Kuwait International Airport, show how a creative use of digital tools and an integral approach to planning can lead to beautiful and efficient architectures.

aaec Network partner seminar

SPP 2187

It’s been 6 years since the first Parity Talks at the ETHZ began a discussion around gender and diversity in architecture and planning. This year, forces are joined with four other institutions to reflect on how the situation has evolved for planning disciplines. A day-​long event on the 10th March hosted by the Parity Group at the ETHZ will be a collective questioning of ‘What’s Good?’. Together our current understanding of good practice will be discussed, who decides what is good, and the problems of education based on ideas of excellence. Joined by Womxn in Design (Harvard GSD), Claiming*Spaces (TU Wien), DRAG lab (EPFL), Parity Board (TUM), and the Parity Front, the Parity Talks 6 will be acting as the departure point for a season of digital events across the five institutions, propelling further debates on gender, equity, inclusion and belonging.

“Rethinking Craft: Situated Computations + Repairing Design”

EXC IntCDC

In her lecture Vernelle A. A. Noel will talk about dissappearing craft practices, knowledges, and communities. These practices carry with them histories and cultures of people, knowledges, and social ties to communities. Some reasons for their disappearance include dying practitioners, lacking pedagogy, changing practices, and technocentric developments.

How might we employ computation in the restoration, remediation, and reconfiguration of these practices, knowledges, and communities? Additionally, how might knowledges and innovations in these crafts, repair problems and improve research, practice and pedagogy in computational design?

Intersectional and Resilient: New Forms of Automation for Architecture

EXC IntCDC

It is vital it is to radically rethink what is built, and how, to sustain our future. And one of the most imminent threats, and opportunities, for architecture is automation. While there is a need to increase automation in construction due to significant automation gaps, focussing on the potentials of science and technology alone is not the answer. Nor is an exuberance of form which has fallen into conflict with existing building practices, exacerbating existing disparities in building cultures, practices and experiences. Instead, what is needed is an intersectional approach to automation that places at its centre the design of, and vision for, collective resilience - across disciplines, but most importantly, across lived experiences and subjectivities.

Learning from the social visions common to the 1960s and 1970s, automation can be reframed as a design project. Automation as a design project enables the navigation of a terrain where scientific knowledge and the material production of technologies can be knotted into sociopolitical processes and imaginaries. When framed in this way, automation can become an arena through which issues such as ownership, distribution and cultures of automation in architectural production can be discussed. These are shared and global issues that transcend place, cultures and contexts.

aaec Network partner seminar

EXC IntCDC

Aviad Almagor is a Division Vice President, Emerging Technologies at Trimble.
Aviad specializes in a deeply frustrating though highly rewarding domain - introducing and implementing emerging technologies in enterprise markets - not a job for the faint-hearted.  His role requires flexible stubbornosity, knowledgeable ignorancy, acrobatics, and mental agility. Aviad holds a Master’s degree from Cambridge University, an MBA degree from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, and a B.Arch degree from the Israeli Institute of Technology.

aaec Network partner seminar

SPP 2187

Join our Partner Seminars and receive a certificate!

From October 2021 to September 2022 eight partner seminars will take place. Partner seminars are focused on cross-sectional and interdisciplinary topics and are open to all network partners. If you attend at least six of the eight seminars, you will receive a certificate of time attended. You must register for this at the beginning of each event. The procedure for this will be briefly explained before each seminar.

aaec network member symposia

SFB/TRR 280

Member Symposia of SFB/TRR 280, Transregional Collaborative Research Center

aaec Network partner seminar

EXC IntCDC

Join our Partner Seminars and receive a certificate!

From October 2021 to September 2022 eight partner seminars will take place. Partner seminars are focused on cross-sectional and interdisciplinary topics and are open to all network partners. If you attend at least six of the eight seminars, you will receive a certificate of time attended. You must register for this at the beginning of each event. The procedure for this will be briefly explained before each seminar.