The computational bamboo installation was built in July 2018 as part of the IAAC Global Summer School in Quito, Ecuador. The structure is constructed from bending-active bamboo laths and rods and will be showcased for 3 months at the Museum of Interactive Science in Quito. The workshop, which resulted in this demonstrator, combined natural local traditional building materials with new computational methods for design combined with traditional fabrication. The workshop was led by two ITKE researchers, Evy Slabbinck and Seiichi Suzuki.
The BAT_02 is in the last steps of the design phase and starts to have its final equilibrium-shape. We are happy to announce that next to the collaboration with Foster + Partners, we have the sponsorship and knowledge of Tesler + Mendelovitch, who are masters in combining wood veneer with textiles. Have a closer look at the ‘Capitonnage’ (double curvature) effect of the wood veneer.
BAT_02 – Adaptive hybrid bending-active tensile meeting room – in collaboration with Seiichi Suzuki and Foster + Partners
The ITKE and ICD have been awarded the Publication Prize of the University of Stuttgart 2017 for their paper “Elytra Filament Pavilion: Robotic Filament Winding for Structural Composite Building Systems” which was presented at the Fabricate 2017 Conference in Stuttgart. The award was presented...
James (ESR08) and Sam (ESR12) both attended the Acadia 2017 “Disciplines and Disruption” Conference at MIT in Boston, 2nd-4th November 2017.
During the conference, our colleagues from the ICD (Institute of Computational Design and Construction) presented the paper:
Design Development, prototyping, evaluation, fabrication & installation of an Elastic-Kinetic Material-Gradient Facade Shading System : FlectoFold
This Large scale demonstrator is being exhibited as part of BauBionik Exhibition opening today at Schloss Rosenstein in Stuttgart, Germany.