From 14.08. till 20.08.2016 Karola Dierichs will give a workshop on hygroscopic aggregate structures at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac/France.The workshop introduces participants to the notion of designer matter and teaches robotic construction techniques which are gentle and non-invasive to the material system and the surrounding environment. Hygroscopic Aggregate Structure 2016
During the Long Museum Night 2016 in Stuttgart the production hall at Schick Areal in Stuttgart Feuerbach will be open between 20.00 and 23.00 pm on 02.04.2016 featuring work from the ICD research project ‘Aggregate Architectures’ as well as related ITECH Master Thesis projects. Lange Nacht der Museen 2016
The production hall at Schick Areal in Stuttgart Feuerbach will be part of the Open Day ‘Schicke Weihnachten’ on 05.12.2015 featuring work from the ICD research project ‘Aggregate Architectures’ as well as related ITECH Master Thesis projects. Schicke Weihnachten
Architectural Design (AD), the German Architecture Museum (DAM) and the Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart (ICD) cordially invite you to a symposium for the German Launch of the AD issue ‘Material Synthesis – Fusing the Computational and the Physical’ on 30.10.2015, 18.00 pm at the German Museum of Architecture (DAM), Frankfurt. Programme Keynotes: […]
On 01.10.2015 Karola Dierichs (ICD) will give a lecture on ‘Modelling Aggregate Behaviour’ at the Design Modelling Symposium in Copenhagen held from 30.09. till 02.10. 2015. Design Modelling Symposium, Copenhagen
On 21.09.2015 Karola Dierichs (ICD) will present the poster ‘Non-convex designed aggregates as architectural material systems’ at the Particle Simulations Conference in Erlangen, Germany (21.09.-24.09. 2015). Particle Simulations Conference, Erlangen
Karola Dierichs will give a lecture on ‘Designed Granular Matter – Aggregate Architecture’ at the Designer Matter Conference at FOM Amolf in Amsterdam held from 22.06.-24.06. From the AMOLF website: ‘Throughout the ages, civilizations have been defined by the materials that underpin their dominant technologies (stone, bronze, iron, steel, silicon). We may be witnessing the […]
The new production hall at Schick Areal in Stuttgart Feuerbach will be part of the Open Day on 21.06.2015 featuring work from the ICD research project ‘Aggregate Architectures’ as well as related ITECH Master Thesis projects. Schick Areal
From 23.02. until 06.03.2015 Achim Menges and Karola Dierichs will conduct a workshop hosted by Ingrid Paoletti and Roberto Naboni of ActLab at the Politecnico di Milano as part of the Milano International Architecture Weeks. Granular Space, MIAW 2015, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
On 18.09.2014, Karola Dierichs will present the paper: Dierichs, K., Menges, A.: 2014, Simulation of Aggregate Structures in Architecture: Distinct-Element Modeling of Synthetic Non-Convex Granulates, Proceedings of the AAG Conference 2014, London, UK, 18.-21. September 2014.
Karola Dierichs and Achim Menges, Institute for Computational Design, have received an Acknowledgement Award at the International Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction 2014. The proposed scheme was praised by the jury for its focus on multi-disciplinary research at the forefront of architecture, engineering, and materials science. The jury views the project as the first step […]
Karola Dierichs will be part of the First Year Group End of Year Reviews 2014 at the Staedelschule Architecture Class taking place at Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, 01.-04.07.2014, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm. The public reviews will start with the presentations of the First Year Group (FYG) on Tuesday and […]
From 07.04.2014 till 14.05.2014 Karola Dierichs and Katharina Penner from the Institute for Computational (ICD) Design in Stuttgart will conduct a workshop at the Städelschule Architecture Class entitled ‘Material Geometry – Unfolding Architectural Material Potentials using Experimental Computational Models’. The workshop is a collaboration with the two artists Sebastian Stöhrer and Stefan Wieland as well […]
Novel technologies, materials and fabrication methods constantly enter the field of architecture. However, these innovations can only contribute to the discipline if they are integrated into a coherent process from design to production. In recent years many architects conducted extensive research and significantly contributed to technological innovations. The development of parametric design and simulation tools […]
Karola Dierichs will present the paper: Dierichs, K. and Menges, A.: 2013, Aggregate Architecture: Simulation Models for Synthetic Non-convex Granulates at the ACADIA Conference in Waterloo held from 24.-26.10.2013.
The SAC project reviews held between 02. and 05.07.2013 offer a platform for critical and reflective discussions on the work produced by the current first and second year students at SAC. This year’s Master Thesis jury panel includes amongst others: Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley, Chris Lee and Peter Trummer in addition to SAC faculty members. […]
From 18.03.-22.03.2013 Karola Dierichs and Katharina Penner will conduct the workshop ‘Material Geometry – Developing Architectural Articulations of Interiority Based on Geometry-Inherent Surface Materiality’ with the First Year Group of Städelschule’s Architecture Class. The 5-day workshop will explore surface classes and directly link them to material construction systems with the aim to weave both Material […]
Come mid-February, SAC conducts its End-of-Semester juries. The First Year jury takes place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13, followed by juries for the Master Thesis Group on Thursday 14 and Friday 15. The juries take place in the Städelschule Aula and are open to the public. To discuss the work of the First Year […]
On 17.12.2012 Karola Dierichs will present the paper: Dierichs, K., Schwinn, T. and Menges, A.: 2012, Robotic Pouring of Aggregate Structures: Responsive Motion Planning Strategies for Online Robot Control of Granular Pouring Processes with Synthetic Macro-scale Particles at the RobARCH Conference in Vienna held from 17.-18.December 2012.
As part of the Rob|Arch 2012 conference in Vienna, the workshop ‘Wood Morphologies’ will explore agent-based modeling algorithms as a computational design tool for wood plate structures. Participants will directly implement the most recent computational design tools developed by the ICD Research Team. They will initially work in three teams focusing on the design of […]
As part of the Fluidity-Adaptability-Rigidity Conference held at Chicago University from 26.-28.10.2012 Karola Dierichs will give a brief talk on ‘Designed Granular Matter: Non-Convex Particle Models for Aggregate Architectures’. FAR Conference Chicago
On 20.10.2012, Karola Dierichs will present the paper: Dierichs, K., Menges, A.: 2012, Functionally Graded Aggregate Structures Digital Additive Manufacturing with Designed Granulates, Proceedings of the ACADIA Conference 2012, San Francisco, USA, 18.-21. October 2012.
On 14.09.2012 Karola Dierichs will present the paper: Dierichs, K., Menges, A.: 2012, Material and Machine Computation of Designed Granular Matter: Rigid-Body Dynamics simulations as a design tool for robotically-poured aggregate structures consisting of polygonal concave particles, Proceedings of the ECAADE Conference 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, 12.-14. September 2012.
On 11.-13.07.2012 Karola Dierichs will be an external reviewer for the Master Thesis Projects conducted at the Städelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt/Main under the supervision of Ben van Berkel and Johan Bettum. This year’s Master Thesis Reviews sees SAC once more hosting some of the best architectural critics there is at DAM (the German Architecture […]