If tectonics in architecture can be described as the work of construction, perceived through the form, then material acts here as a medium between structural behaviour and its formal expression. And what if the material is not just assigned to geometry but is rather actively involved in its formation process? What if working with material processing and fabrication can lead to specific architectural effects, spatial configurations, and further to the new experience of form and space? We propose you to look at the material as a guiding force in the design of architectural space towards a new spatial experience.
Textile Faltungen, Photo: ILEK
B10 KOLLEKTION // ENTWURFSSTUDIO // SOMMERSEMESTER 2015
Obwohl textile Gebäudehüllen ein weites und sehr interessantes Funktionalitäts- und Gestaltungsspektrum bieten, werden sie in der Architektur bislang nur sehr selten gedacht und angewendet. In Anlehnung an das Bild eines sich über die Zeit hin unterschiedlich kleidenden Gebäudes soll deshalb im Rahmen eines Entwurfs ein „Sommergewand“ für das Aktivhaus B10 in der Stuttgarter Weißenhofsiedlung entworfen werden. In enger Kooperation mit dem Studiengang Textildesign der Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart und Werner Sobek Design sollen textile Gebäudehüllen radikal neu interpretiert werden, More…
Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Stuttgart used novel structural form-finding methods and simple fabrication techniques to design and construct a mushroom-like structure at the University’s main campus in Stuttgart, Vaihingen. The structure was realised during a five-day student workshop organized by the BLOCK Research Group (ETH Zurich) and the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (University of Stuttgart).
Heiko Grimm developed a series of furniture designs based on folded planar material. In particular, he focused on curved folding techniques, as they allow for a higher rigidity and a greater variety of shapes, particularly important to meet the demands of ergonomic comfort. The stated goal of the project was to design a chair that can be delivered as a flat or rolled up package, but is easily constructed by the user through a simple folding process.
© G. Zwießler
In a project study for a temporary pavilion, Gören Zwießler investigates the implications of twisting and bending strip-elements in terms of the load-carrying behaviour and the potential of simple weaving to join such elements and form a stable structure.
© B. Pannatier
This highly conceptual project by Benjamin Pannatier explores the adaptation of light transmission through the application of liquids. In the interim space of two glass panels, a combination of immiscible liquids and air form bubbles of variable size and transparency. The manipulation of the bubble size and location results in a shading system that can be adapted to individual user demands.
© J. Stürmer
The Expo world fair in 2012, held in Yeosu, South Korea focused on the theme “The Living Ocean and Coast”. Jessica Stürmer transformed this idea into an interactive installation for the world expo. Her project aims to generate a perceptible experience of underwater life. In particular, she focussed on one aspect strongly associated with oceanic life, fish swarms. A broad dark room is filled with a three dimensional grid of LED-lights that display an abstract image of moving fish. As visitors move through the installation they are surrounded by the simulation and interact with it through their movements within the space.
This project focuses on the design of furniture. Based on a combination of digital fabrication, structural optimization and analysis of personal custom ergonomics a chair specifically tailored for a single user is conceived.