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Posts Tagged ‘Aggregate Architectures’
ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018
ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018

In inanimate nature, large masses of granular substances, such as sand or gravel, are in constant processes of formation through perpetual cycles of erosion and accretion. What if architecture was to emulate this behaviour and allow for its own continuous reconfiguration? The ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018 presents the latest results of 10 years of research […]

ICD Aggregate Wall 2017
ICD Aggregate Wall 2017

ICD AGGREGATE WALL 2017 Inaugural Exhibition of the Design Society, Shenzhen, 2017 The ICD Aggregate Wall 2017 showcases a designed granular material. Granular materials are extremely large numbers of individual elements, which are not bound to each other, but between which only contact forces are acting. Natural examples of such granular systems include sand, gravel, […]

ICD Aggregate Column 2017
ICD Aggregate Column 2017

The ICD Aggregate Column 2017 is part of the research field of Aggregate Architectures conducted at the ICD, University of Stuttgart. This research area investigates the possibilities of granular materials in architecture. Granular materials are defined as large amounts of elements with only short-range contact forces acting between them. Looking to naturally forming granular systems […]

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 […]

ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2015
ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2015

The ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2015 is the first architectural structure to be publicly realized with a designed granular system. It has been constructed and exhibited during summer 2015 in a central location at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Designed granulates are defined as particle systems with large numbers, in which the individual granule is synthetically […]

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 […]

Non-Convex Particle Model 2012
Non-Convex Particle Model 2012

In order to arrive at a computational design model for designed granulates, several already existing particle types are analyzed using the notion of convex and non-convex hulls. Based on this, a new particle type for sheet material is suggested both integrating the features developed so far and adding new morphological characteristics. These different particles types […]

Robotic Pouring of Designed Granular Substances
Robotic Pouring of Designed Granular Substances

Using a KRL-controlled robotic emitter-head, designed granulates can be poured to form stable full-scale structures. Compared to conventional 3D printing techniques or additive manufacturing, this process is very rapid due to the particles’ morphology allowing for fast interlocking and solidification of the poured structure. Karola Dierichs – Institute for Computational Design (ICD) – Professor Achim […]

DEM Simulation 2010
DEM Simulation 2010

The Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics (ITM) at the University of Stuttgart are investigating the architectural potential of designed granular systems using analogue and digital methods. In the investigation of aggregates, experiments and simulations play a crucial role as only through these the observation of the behaviour […]