Jan 30, 2022

Network Meeting 01/28/2022 – Living and Design Concepts of Timber Buildings

Living and Design Concepts of Timber Buildings

Review of the network meeting from 01/28/2022

In the third network meeting we will look at living and design concepts of timber buildings with a focus on modular and prefabricated construction methods: What do timber buildings actually look like and which design and technical aspects determine their form?

From the research of the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC, Alya Rapaport looks at the prefabrication and modularity of multi-storey construction in the past, using historical examples from the 1960s and 1970s. Hana Svatos-Raznjevic shows the limits of the design scope of multi-storey timber buildings: their morphological typification, utilisation concepts and the question of the relationship between standardisation and creative design.

Hubert Nopper from AH Aktivhaus GmbH gives us an overview of the largest Plus Energie Quarter in Germany, which is currently being built in Stuttgart. He will shed light on the neighbourhood development in cooperation with the building owner and other project participants as well as the energy concept. Afterwards, we invite you to discuss with us.

 

Programe

Welcome and review of the network meeting in November

Bau weise. Vom Modul zu Deutschlands größten Plus Energie Quartier in Holzbauweise.
Hubert Nopper, Managing Director AH Aktiv-Haus GmbH 

Historical precedents of modular pre-fabricated multi-storey projects in the 1960s and 1970s
Alya Rapoport, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Architectural History (ifag) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC

Typological possibilities and limitations in multi-storey timber construction
Hana Svatos-Raznjevic, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC

Discussion

Living and Design Concepts of Timber Buildings – Lectures

Historical precedents of modular pre-fabricated multi-storey projects in the 1960s and 1970s – Alya Rapoport, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Architectural History (ifag) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC

Typological possibilities and limitations in multi-storey timber construction – Hana Svatos-Raznjevic, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC

More Information

For more information on the topic, see the scientific paper Advanced Timber Construction Industry: A Review of 350 Multi-Storey Timber Projects from 2000–2021 from March 2022.

Info und registration

Admission: free of charge

Registration: required

Venue: Kurhaus Menzenschwand, Winterhalterweg 1, 79837 St. Blasien

Language: German

Please note: Please bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing for the guided forest walk.

The event has been submitted to the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects for consideration for recognition for continuing education and training.

We will record and publish the event in audio and video for documentation, reporting and evaluation purposes, including on websites and social media. With your registration you agree to this use.

Arrival by car: Free parking is available at the Kurhaus. We recommend that you carpool, as the free parking spaces may not be sufficient.

Arrival by public transport: From Freiburg, take the S1 line to the Aha train station. A bus shuttle can be arranged there if needed. Please indicate your need when registering. We will then get in touch with you.

Registration

Partner

Cluster of Excellence Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC).
The University of Stuttgart established its new Cluster of Excellence on Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture in 2019. With an initial funding period of seven years, a Cluster of Excellence is the most significant and substantial grant awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). For the very first time, a Cluster of Excellence has been awarded to the field of Architecture. It will contribute to establishing an internationally visible research center.


About Zentrum Holzbau Schwarzwald

About Zentrum Holzbau Schwarzwald

As a center for innovation and knowledge transfer, the ZHS will bundle regional competencies in the fields of timber construction, forestry, architecture, design, interior design and promote the exchange between research and practice. The practice will be brought together with research institutions and universities to advance timber construction and thus make an important contribution to CO2 savings. It is also about the question of what the forest will look like in the future in times of climate change and how it can guarantee the supply of raw materials. Contacts have already been made with universities in forestry, construction planning and architecture. Regional initiatives such as Naturpark Südschwarzwald, the Black Forest Biosphere Reserve, Klimapartner Oberrhein and many others have also been actively involved in the development of the ZHS. The Forest Research Institute Freiburg has helped to develop the project from the very beginning.

A separate non-profit limited liability company (GmbH) was founded to support the project. Shareholders are the companies Baur WohnFaszination, GUTEX, Holzbau Bruno Kaiser, Holzwarth, Lignotrend and Rothmund Leimholz, the Berufsförderungswerk der Südbadischen Bauwirtschaft, the Verein Bauwerk Schwarzwald, the Sparkasse St. Blasien, the city of St. Blasien and the district of Waldshut.

The use of wood has a long tradition in the Black Forest. Some of the most innovative companies in the industry have their headquarters in the Waldshut district. The focus of the ZHS is on children, pupils and students with their teachers, but also on all companies, craftsmen and craftswomen who deal with the subject of wood. Especially they shall benefit from the offers of the ZHS. An extensive range of further training courses will take the knowledge "into the field".

Contact: Stefan Kudermann, Managing Director Zentrum Holzbau Schwarzwald

Exzellenzcluster Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC) – Die Zukunft der Architektur und des Bauwesens gestalten durch wirklich integrative computergestützte Planung und Konstruktion.