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Advanced Construction: Material Innovations and New Technologies

Materials and technology come together in new spaces and experiences. When looking to innovations in advanced construction, the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), together with students at the University of Stuttgart, have been creating a series of experimental pavilion for many years. These structures tell a story of computational design and computer-aided manufacturing processes for advanced construction.

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE + 13

CIFI Sales Center ‘The Landscape’ / Ippolito Fleitz Group + LWK+Partners

© Highlight Images © Highlight Images © Highlight Images © Highlight Images + 22

Chongqing, China
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project LWK + PARTNERS
  • Interiors Designers Authors of this architecture project Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

ITECH Research Demonstrator Explores the Adaptive Architectural Realm

Courtesy of ICD/ITKE, University of Stuttgart Courtesy of ICD/ITKE, University of Stuttgart Courtesy of ICD/ITKE, University of Stuttgart Courtesy of ICD/ITKE, University of Stuttgart + 31

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) and the Institute for Textile and Fiber Technologies (ITFT) at the University of Stuttgart have launched the ITECH Research Demonstrator 2018-19. The project aims to investigate large-scale compliant architecture.

BF30 Houses / Bottega + Ehrhardt Architekten

© David Franck © David Franck © David Franck © David Franck + 30

Stuttgart, Germany

Dorotheen Quartier / Behnisch Architekten

© David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen + 23

Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Behnisch Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

NUB / Amunt

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González + 20

Renovation  · 
Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Amunt
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

AD Classics: Weissenhof-Siedlung Houses 14 and 15 / Le Corbusier + Pierre Jeanneret

This article was originally published on March 26, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

The two-family structure known as Houses 14 and 15, designed by International Style, Le Corbusier's work in Stuttgart serves as a critical prototype in the development and realization of the Swiss architect’s architectural identity, which would revolutionize 20th century architecture.

© Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com + 18

ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018 / ICD University of Stuttgart

© ICD University Stuttgart © Roland Halbe © ICD University Stuttgart © Roland Halbe + 36

Small Scale  · 
Stuttgart, Germany, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project ICD University of Stuttgart
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Students at the University of Stuttgart Create Adaptable Canopy That's Reconfigured Using Drones

The project Cyber Physical Macro Materials was developed at the University of Stuttgart's Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) to demonstrate a tangible vision of a new dynamic (and intelligent) architecture for public spaces. The agile and reconfigurable canopy is enabled by a combination of distributed robotic construction and programmable matter. Reconfigured using drones, the canopy was created with modular components that could respond in real-time to the climate or sun angles.

Students at the University of Stuttgart Create Adaptable Canopy That's Reconfigured Using Drones Cyber Physical Macro Material Canopy. Image © ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart, M. Aflalo, J. Chen, B. Tahanzadeh Cyber Physical Macro Material Canopy. Image © ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart, M. Aflalo, J. Chen, B. Tahanzadeh Cyber Physical Macro Material Canopy. Image © ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart, M. Aflalo, J. Chen, B. Tahanzadeh (original picture © Marco Castro/Photography) + 11

The Architect as Educator: Remembering Gunnar Birkerts

Gunnar Birkerts, Latvian-born architect and educator, passed away on August 15, 2017, at the age of 92. A passionate advocate of a creative process he called "organic synthesis," he leaves behind dozens of built works over three continents and influenced hundreds of architectural students and colleagues through his inquiry-based process and dynamic interactions. Eric Hill and John Gallagher, in their AIA Guide to Detroit, said of Birkerts’ architecture:

Each of his works seems to be approached as an opportunity to explore the essence of an architectural problem, resulting in a statement that often exceeds the immediate project.

Gunnar Birkerts in an undated photo. Image via The Republic Corning Fire Station, New York. Image© <a href=“https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brikerts_Corning_Fire_Station.jpg”>Unknown Wikimedia Author</a> licensed under <a href=“https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/“>CC BY 3.0</a> The Latvian National Library (2014). © <a href=“https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Riga_Petrikirche_Blick_vom_Turm_zur_Nationalbibliothek.JPG”>Wikimedia user Zairon</a> licensed under <a href=“https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/“>CC BY 4.0</a>. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User Zairon ederal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 1973, (now: Marquette Plaza), in its original configuration.. ImageVia <a href=“https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marquette_Plaza.jpg”>Wikimedia Commons / Historic American Buildings Survey</a> licensed under <a href=“https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en“>CC0 1.0 (Public Domain)</a> + 4

Haus B / Yonder – Architektur und Design

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González + 23

Renovation  · 
Stuttgart, Germany

RKW Architektur + Wins Competition for Stone-Clad Mixed-Use Building in Stuttgart

RKW Architektur + has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a new mixed-use residential tower located at Mailänder Platz in Stuttgart, Germany. Rising from a triangular site, the building features a dynamic facade of shifting stone that creates openings for vertical greenery, and an abundance of public space, including cafes, retail, a hotel and a library.

RKW Architektur + , Rendering: Foormtool Anton Kolev Courtesy of RKW Architektur + Courtesy of RKW Architektur + Courtesy of RKW Architektur + + 10

Haus B in Beinstein / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

© Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez + 17

Houses  · 
Stuttgart, Germany

Seminargebäude ‘Erweiterung Süd’ / Simon Freie Architekten BDA

© Brigida Gonzalez          © Brigida Gonzalez          © Brigida Gonzalez          © Brigida Gonzalez          + 22

Offices  · 
Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Simon Freie Architekten BDA
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17 / ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart © Burggraf / Reichert © Laurian Ghinitoiu Courtesy of ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart + 38

Small Scale  · 
Stuttgart, Germany

Hochschule für Technik / Berger Röcker

© Oliver Rieger Photography © Niels Schubert Fotograf © Oliver Rieger Photography © Niels Schubert Fotograf + 25

University  · 
Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Berger Röcker
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Mercedes-Benz Museum / UNStudio

© Eva Bloem
© Eva Bloem

© Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem + 28

Museum  · 
Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2006

Installations Accent Stuttgart Region During Light Art Festival

The KulturRegion Stuttgart successfully wrapped its three-week Aufstiege ("Ascents") Light Art Festival in October. Curated by Joachim Fleischer, the festival showcases work by over 40 artists from 10 countries. The 37 installations were available for viewing nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight across 25 cities near Stuttgart, and particularly popular exhibits have been extended.

© Frank Kleinbach © Robert Seidel © Hitoshi Kuriyama © Frank Kleinbach + 14