1. Julien is currently finishing his PhD in
    Bending Active Membrane Structures at
    the Institute of Building Structures and
    Structural Design (ITKE), University of
    Stuttgart. He has been an active part of the
    academic environment at the ITKE since
    2007 engaging in research and teaching
    on projects such as the “Madinah Piazza
    Shading Project” and the “icd/itke research
    pavilion”. Since 2011 he has taught
    at the Masters of Engineering Program at
    the TU Wien.
    He is the co-author for the construction
    manual on polymers and membranes,
    with chapters on structures and form as
    well as material properties and construction
    methods with foils and membranes.
    In 2008 he founded the design practice

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  2. Inspired by the valvular pollination mechanism of the Strelitzia Reginae flower (commonly known as the Bird-Of-Paradise) the Flectofin® is a hingeless louver system that is capable of shifting its fin 90 degrees by inducing bending stresses in the spine caused by displacement of a support or change of temperature in the lamina.

    For further information visit: http://www.itke.uni-stuttgart.de/forschung.php?id=61

    Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design - ITKE - University of Stuttgart
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers

    in collaboration with:

    Plant Biomechanics Group, Botanical Garden - University of Tübingen
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck

    Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering - ITV Denkendorf
    Dr. Markus Milwich, Dr. Thomas Stegmaier

    Clauss Markisen Projekt GmbH - Biss-Ochsenwang
    Eberhard Brumm, Marc Jansen

    Concept & Design:
    Dipl.-Ing. Julian Lienhard - ITKE
    M.Arch. Simon Schleicher - ITKE
    Dipl. Bio. Simon Poppinga - Plant Biomechanics Group

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  3. The Textile Hybrid M1 at La Tour de l’Architecte showcases combined research, with the students of the University of Stuttgart, on the subject of textile material behaviour for new typologies of lightweight tensile and bending-active structures being developed at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) by Sean Ahlquist and Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) by Julian Lienhard.

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  4. Project Team:
    ICD – Institute for Computational Design – Prof. Achim Menges
    ITKE – Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design – Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers
    University of Stuttgart

    Concept & Development:
    Andreas Eisenhardt, Manuel Vollrath, Kristine Wächter

    Project Team:
    Thomas Irowetz, Oliver David Krieg, Admir Mahmutovic, Peter Meschendörfer, Leopold Möhler, Michael Pelzer, Konrad Zerbe

    Scientific Development:
    Karola Dierichs (Documentation), Diana D'Souza (Structural Engineering), Moritz Fleischmann (Project Management), Julian Lienhard (Structural Engineering), Christopher Robeller (Detailing / Construction Management), Simon Schleicher (Project Management)

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  5. The "Bending (re)-Active Plates" research seminar held @ ITKE focuses on the interaction between form, material and structure in the context of elastically deformed plate elements. An interactive tool was developed to interface Rhino and Grasshopper with the Finite Element software SOFiSTiK. This enables the form finding of complex spatial structures by coupling together active bent plates. Different bending radii are made possible by varying the thickness according to the stress distribution within the plate itself.

    The contribution shown here was developed as part of the seminar by students Nicola Haberbosch and Andreas Schönbrunner.

    ITKE will be holding a workshop on Bending-(re)Active Plates @ Design Modelling Symposium in Berlin on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013.

    Julian Lienhard (ITKE)
    Simon Schleicher (ITKE)
    Riccardo La Magna (ITKE)

    For further information visit: http://www.design-modelling-symposium.de

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