KAROLA DIERICHS Architectural Research and Design

KAROLA DIERICHS
Teaching
Hygroscopic Aggregate Structure 2016
Hygroscopic Aggregate Structure 2016

The workshop ‘Hygroscopic Aggregate Structure’ conducted by the ICD at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France introduced participants to the notion of designed granular materials and taught robotic construction techniques, which are gentle and non-invasive to the material system and the surrounding environment. Participants received an overview of the theoretical foundations of designer matter (DM), […]

ICD Aggregate Vault 2016
ICD Aggregate Vault 2016

FIRST MEETING 17.05.2016 at 9.30, room 10.23, ICD Granular materials are defined as large numbers of elements lying in loose frictional contact. Well-known examples of granular materials are sand, gravel or snow. In most cases the individual particles in these materials are found, i.e. their geometric characteristics are given. However the particle can also be […]

ITECH Master Thesis 2015 – Y Al-Khasawneh
ITECH Master Thesis 2015 - Y Al-Khasawneh

GROWING CRYSTALLINE STRUCTURES Ephemeral Salt Formations in the Southern Evaporation Ponds of the Dead Sea Yassmin Al-Khasawneh M.Sc. Thesis Advisors Karola Dierichs, Axel Körner Thesis Supervisor Prof. Achim Menges First Examiner Prof. Achim Menges Second Examiner Prof. Jan Knippers The project aims to investigate the natural phenomena of salt crystallization in its capacity as material […]

ITECH Master Thesis 2015 – M Helmreich
ITECH Master Thesis 2015 - M Helmreich

HYGROGATES Climate Responsive Construction Principles of Hygroscopic Aggregate Structures M Helmreich M.Sc. Thesis Advisors Karola Dierichs, David Correa Thesis Supervisor Prof. Achim Menges First Examiner Prof. Achim Menges Second Examiner Prof. Jan Knippers The research project ‘Hygrogates‘ is focused on humidity dependent material programming of granular materials, their structural stabilization, volumetric boost or compression as […]

ITECH Master Thesis 2015 – O Kyjanek, L Yunis
ITECH Master Thesis 2015 - O Kyjanek, L Yunis

REGENERATIVE MATTER Behavior-based Robotic Strategies for Adaptive Design of Aggregate Systems Ondrej Kyjanek M.Sc. Leyla Yunis M.Sc. Thesis Advisors Karola Dierichs, Lauren Vasey Thesis Supervisor Prof. Achim Menges First Examiner Prof. Achim Menges Second Examiner Prof. Jan Knippers The project ‘Regenerative Matter’ presents an adaptive construction process with designed aggregate systems using an industrial robotic […]

ITECH Master Thesis 2015 – G Rusenova
ITECH Master Thesis 2015 - G Rusenova

EMERGENT SPACE Simulations and Analyses of Spatial Aggregate Formations Gergana Rusenova M.Sc. Thesis Advisors Karola Dierichs, Ehsan Baharlou Thesis Supervisor Prof. Achim Menges First Examiner Prof. Achim Menges Second Examiner Prof. Jan Knippers Sponsoring Itasca Educational Partnership Program (IEP) Emergent Space contributes to the investigations in the field of Aggregate Architecture by linking together two […]

MIAW 2015 – Granular Space
MIAW 2015 - Granular Space

The MIAW 2015 Workshop will research Granular Space. Aggregates, or Granulates are extremely large numbers of individual elements that are lying in frictional contact with each other. Natural examples include sand, gravel, rocks or even snow. Especially if the individual grain is geometrically designed, the behaviour of the overall system can be tuned to perform […]

ITECH Master Thesis 2014 – B Castro Moore
ITECH Master Thesis 2014 - B Castro Moore

ENTANGLED GRANULATES Designed Tensile Ganulate Systems Benjamin Castro Moore M.Sc. Thesis Advisor Karola Dierichs Thesis Supervisor Prof. Achim Menges First Examiner Prof. Achim Menges Second Examiner Prof. Jan Knippers “…the physics of granular materials span a wide range of phenomena with many possible applications, ranging from the mundane to the celestial” /-Jaeger, Nagel and Behringer […]

ITECH Master Thesis 2014 – D Angelova
ITECH Master Thesis 2014 - D Angelova

GRADED LIGHT Modulating the daylight in aggregate structures using online controlled robotic processes Desislava Angelova M.Sc. Thesis Advisor Karola Dierichs Thesis Supervisor Prof. Achim Menges First Examiner Prof. Achim Menges Second Examiner Prof. Jan Knippers This research is focusing on light filtration within aggregate structures. The project investigates the potential of designing complex light qualities […]

ICD Robotic Aggregations 2014
ICD Robotic Aggregations 2014

Digitally Controlled Pouring for Designed Granulates FIRST MEETING 08.04.2014 at 9.45, room 10.23, ICD Aggregate Architectures are architectural material systems consisting of large numbers of granules lying in loose frictional contact. Whereas conventional Architectural Assembly Systems require the designing architect to be in full control of both the shape of the individual component and that […]

SAC Material Geometry Workshop 2014
SAC Material Geometry Workshop 2014

If art in one sense can be seen as an experiment, and architecture is considered both as a form of art and in many ways a material practice, architecture in an artistic context becomes a material experiment. Matter as a counterpoint is no longer tied to the analogue realm only. Computation as information processing looks […]

ICD Informed Matter – Aggregate Structure 2013
ICD Informed Matter - Aggregate Structure 2013

The five-day workshop Informed Matter – Aggregate Structure conducted at the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University explored the formation of full-scale aggregate structures under compression through jamming of non-convex designed granulates. Aggregates are defined as large amounts of unbound elements lying in loose frictional contact. In nature they are known from systems like […]