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
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
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.
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