Connecting Intelligence
Development of elastically bent plate morphologies based on robotically fabricated finger joints in architecture

The presented research project aims to investigate both the possibilities and the impact of integrating material behaviour and robotic fabrication in architectural design, using the example of lightweight plywood timber construction. In this process the possibilities of computational and biomimetic design methods for integrated and context oriented design strategies is incorporated in self organising material effects of form finding and the production logic of robotic fabrication.

Diploma Thesis by Oliver David Krieg
University of Stuttgart, 2012

Institute for Computational Design - Prof. Achim Menges
Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers

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