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

Monday, 28 February 2022, 7.30 pm


A public workshop session, live from IAAC in Barcelona, updating on the ANCB-led research project on digital fabrication with natural materials in the design of prototype components for housing; with the Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen; University of Stuttgart and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona.

Date: Monday, 28 February 2022, 7.30 pm
Format: Zoom-Meeting, Meeting ID: 915 2284 6754, Passcode: 3dpa and livestream on Facebook. A video recording will be made available on this website afterwards.

For the mid-term workshop of the Living Prototypes project, the research teams from Copenhagen, Barcelona and Stuttgart are meeting at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). In this public online session, they will present their research progress and discuss approaches to designing architecture using locally occurring, natural and biological materials in combination with digital tools and fabrication technology.

PROGRAMME

Welcome
Areti Markopoulou, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona
Dunya Bouchi, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin

Introduction
Towards a bio-based Architecture – habitation, processes, materials, technologies: Martin Tamke, Centre for IT and Architecture (CITA), Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen 

Inputs by Research Teams
Earth-based Architecture – Team Barcelona:
Alexandre Dubor, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona
Fibre-wound Spaces - Team Stuttgart:
Nikolas Früh, Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), University of Stuttgart
Cellulose Futures – Team Copenhagen:
Gabriella Rossi, Centre for IT and Architecture (CITA), Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen and Alma Bangsgaard Svendsen, COBOD International A/S, Copenhagen

followed by a Panel Discussion, moderated by Areti Markopoulou, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona

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, 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
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.

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.

FORMAT

Zoom-Meeting, Meeting ID: 915 2284 6754, Passcode: 3dpa and livestream on Facebook. A video recording will be published on this website afterwards.

ANCB PROGRAMME

Theme
#responsivecity

Enquiry Programme
#craftsmanship

Collaborative Project
#livingprototypes





 





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