SPINNING SPACES!

The Institute for Computational Design (ICD)  at the University of Stuttgart are collaborating on a new temporary research pavilion. The focus is on biomimetic design strategies for performative morphology in architecture, which form the basis of an investigation into integral structural, spatial and material systems.

As a first step physical models have been used to develop and refined the filament wrapping logic / syntax. In a first wrap (white yarn representing glass-fiber) the spatial enclosure of the pavilion is defined; in the subsequent wraps (black yarn / carbon-fibre) the fibres are placed according to the trajectories of the forces in the system. Through continuous wrapping and accretion of fibers a self-supporting and external load-bearing structure is generated.

Then the frame has been set up in a temporary weather enclosure during the time of fabrication.

During fabrication, the frame rotates while the robotic arm distribute the fibre.

Unit Trip to Stuttgart, Germany

Below is our schedule and some pictures from DS10’s Unit Trip to Stuttgart which took place from the 4th until the 7th November 2011:

-Thursday 3rd: Visit of the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) by Prof. Achim Menges and lecture on the institute by the latter and Sean Alhquist.

– Friday 4th: Visit to the Baubotanik Structures with Daniel Schonle. Visit to the Mercedes Benz Museum by UN Studio. Visit to the Institute for Lightweight Structure (ILEK) with Christian Bergman. Party at the School of Architecture at the University of Stuttgart.

-Saturday 5th: Sleep. Visit to the Porsche Museum by Delugan Meissl. Relax at the Shwaben Quellen Spa. More Party.

-Sunday 6th: Visit to the Platanenkubus by and with Ferdinand Ludwig.

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