May 5, 2022

05/13/2022 – Network Meeting: Automated Architectural Design and Robotic Timber Construction Manufacturing

Automated Architectural Design and Robotic Timber Construction Manufacturing

Network Meeting 05/13/2022, 2 – 4 p.m., online

In the fourth network meeting, Katrin Jonas, reports on TESSA- a software-based design system that can be used to design complex architectural surfaces. At the core of the software, families of arbitrary mosaic-like individual parts are generated. For example, families of individual rectangles or triangles can generate closed surfaces using a growth model. The shape, curvature and size of the individual parts determine how well the global initial geometry matches or is abstracted from the generated shape.

Hans-Jakob Wagner's presentation focuses on robotic manufacturing. Although timber construction has been demonstrating the advantages of machine prefabrication for decades, modern multi-story timber construction must struggle to keep up with the architectural and geometric possibilities of concrete construction while meeting ecological and economic challenges. Can early digital integration of fabrication and joining requirements for structural components be a key to more efficient timber building systems?

The subsequent discussion will consider what possibilities TESSA's approaches hold for modular, on the one hand, and variable space developments, on the other, and what influence this can have on robotically manufactured timber construction.

Dr. Katrin Jonas is founder of Tessalogic and develops the Building Systems division at Gropyus Technologies. Hans-Jakob Wagner is a research associate at the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC at the University of Stuttgart. 

 

Program

14:00 h: Begrüßung und Rückblick auf das Netzwerktreffen am Januar (Deutsch / Englisch)

14:15 h: TESSA - Designing with families of parts (Englisch)

Dr. Katrin Jonas, Tessalogic und Gropyus Technologies

14:45 h: Projektbezogener robotischer Holzbau (Deutsch)

Hans-Jakob Wagner, Doctoral Researcher at IntCDC / ICD

15:15 h: Discussion (Deutsch / Englisch)

16:00 h: End of Event

Automated Architectural Design and Robotic Timber Construction Manufacturing

TESSA – Designing with families of parts, Katrin Jonas, Gropyus Technologies

Robotic Manufacturing and Timber Construction

TIMBER CONSTRUCTION 4.0, research project, Hans-Jakob Wagner, research associate at the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC at the University of Stuttgart.

digitize wood is based at the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC at the University of Stuttgart and is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection (MLR) as part of the BW Timber Construction Initiative.