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LIVING PROTOTYPES
Digital Fabrication Processes and Prototypes for Resource-Conscious Living Spaces

Monday, 27 September 2021


The opening workshop in the ANCB-led European research project on digital fabrication with natural materials in the design of prototypes for housing with the Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen; University of Stuttgart and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona

Prototypes can demonstrate the kinds of building components possible with digital fabrication as well as make the underpinning processes and techniques tangible and comprehensible. Living Prototypes was awarded research funding under the Zukunft Bau funding programme of the Federal Institute on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) and is a collaboration between ANCB and university research centres and industry partners in Germany, Denmark, Spain and Italy.

In this public workshop session, the research teams will present their approaches as well as their initial prototype ideas, while invited experts will contextualise the socio-political challenges of applying these innovative ideas in the building industry.

PROGRAMME

Welcome & Introduction
Hans-Jürgen Commerell Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00 - 07:26
Helga Kühnhenrich Head of Division, Research in Building and Construction, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), Bonn - 07:26 - 11:24

Inputs by Research Teams
CITA–COBOD: Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen Head of the Centre for IT and Architecture (CITA), Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen - 18:42 - 30:47
ITKE–FibR: Marta Gil Pérez Principle Researcher Living Prototypes project, Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), University of Stuttgart - 30:47 - 42:04
IAAC–WASP: Alexandre Dubor Principle Researcher Living Prototypes project, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona - 42:04 - 53:36

Inputs by Research Advisors
Jana Revedin Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris - 01:07:03 - 01:29:44
Stine Kolbert Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Planning and Construction Economy, TU Berlin - 01:29:44 - 01:38:17
Philipp Misselwitz Managing Director, Bauhaus der Erde, Berlin - 01:38:17 - 01:56:16
Davide Zampini Head of Global R&D, CEMEX, Brügg - 01:56:16 - 02:13:29
Harald Kloft Professor and Head of Digital Building Fabrication Laboratory (DBFL), TU Braunschweig - 02:13:29 - 02:37:45

followed by a Discussion where the Research Teams and Advisors are joined by the following Front-Row-Peers - 02:37:45 - 03:25:32
Reto Grolimund BKW Innovation Center, Bern
Arnd Rose
Research Fellow at Division for Research in Building and Construction, German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), Bonn
Eike Roswag-Klinge
Professor for Constructive Design & Climate Adaptive Architecture, Natural Building Lab, TU Berlin
Bernd Wegener Emeritus Professor, Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin

RESEARCH TEAMS
1. BIOBASED LIFECYCLE MATERIALS – Cellulose Enclosures
CITA – Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen
COBOD International A/S, Copenhagen

2. NATURAL FIBRE WINDING – Composite Installation in Existing Buildings
ITKE – Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), University of Stuttgart
FibR GmbH, Kernen

3. LOCAL MATERIALS – 3D-Printed Earth-Based Structures
IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona
WASP, Massa Lombarda

BACKGROUND
Living Prototypes responds to the concluding aims of ANCB’s 2017 discussion series Craftsmanship in the Digital Age. Architecture, Values and Digital Fabrication: It supports the transfer of advanced research from the laboratory to architecture practice, demonstrates how digital technologies enable the building industry to switch to resource-efficient building materials and construction, stimulates a digital building culture, and prompts further exploratory applications of digital fabrication in the sustainable construction, use and maintenance of buildings.

This project is supported by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community with funds from the research innovation programme Zukunft Bau.

Photos © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk


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