Research - Paper eCAADe 2022 in Ghent, Belgium (AK) 09/2022

On 13-17 September Anatolii Kotov presented a paper “Spatial Agent-based Architecture Design Simulation Systems” written together with Rolf Starke and Ilija Vukorep. This paper introduces a novel benchmarking method for Reinforcement Learning (RL) in Architecture. The paper can be accessed at:

International Association of Structures & Architecture Aalborg 07/2022

At the International Association of Structures & Architecture 2022 Rolf Starke publishes his paper "Towards artificial ossification for bone-inspired technical structures".

Artificial Ossification 07/2022

As part of the 7th BTU Transfer Day, a jury of 7 professors and representatives from industry awarded research-based ideas with a total of €4,000. Our research assistant Rolf Starke won the 2nd prize and the audience award for his idea "KIDD - artificial ossification for 3D printing". He is researching a new, agent-based structure optimization algorithm that is directly based on the biological process of ossification (the process of forming bone tissue) and would like to apply it to infill patterns in additive manufacturing.

Lecture at Digitalbau 06/2022

On June 2, Prof. Ilija Vukorep gave a lecture at digitalBau, the largest trade fair for digital solutions in construction, on the topic of connecting research and practice in the field of digital technology. In the panel discussion that followed, he talked to colleagues about the importance and hurdles of using digital process chains in planning and construction.

BDLA prize for digital innovations in landscape 2021 05/2022

On 13.05.2022 Prof. Ilija Vukorep with his partners of LOMA architecture.landscape.urbanism Petra Brunnhofer and Wolfgang Schück was decorated for Digital Innovation in Landscape for their project "Sommerinsel" at BUGA Heilbronn 2019. The prize was awarded by Sonja Rosa-Bantheim of r+b Landschaftsarchitektur und Alexander Meyer of ComputerWorks.

Report on the last AIAAF symposium published 03/2021

The symposium AI Aided Architectural Fabrication (AIAAF) hosted in 2019 came up with a proceeding that is online published and that collects the input from several international researchers and practitioners on AI topics in architecture.

DAAD research grant for Judyta Cichocka 01/2021

Dr. (Eng.Arch.) Judyta Cichocka will research on preselective and suggestion methods in connection with form optimization and form finding within the framework of a DAAD scholarship. These AI methods are not well developed in architecture and could become an important future design tool. She studied in Wroclaw, Wellington and at the MIT. For the summer semester 2020 she held a workshop at the BTU on the optimization of structures.

Publication on robotic fabrication 07/2020

Prof. Vukorep presented a lecture at the 2020 Digital Concrete online conference to the topic "Robot-Controlled Fabrication of Sprayed Concrete Elements as a Cyber-Physical-System", that was also published at Springer Proceedings.

Expansion of CNC lab05/2019

The MWFK of the state of Brandenburg (with EFRE funds) supports the Chair of Digital Design Methods with the expansion of the CNC lab with two six-axle robots of Universal Robots UR10.

A convertible bending active structure07/2018

Bending-active structures are able to perform large movements, without the need for complex mechanical constructions. From easily producible, flexurally soft bars and plates or individually manufactured elements, it is thus possible to produce spatial support structures which, by utilizing elastic material behavior and the stored restoring forces, offer new possibilities for movable structures.

Components according to the biological model of bone formation03/2017

Together with the bioinformatician Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hinze the master thesis of Alexander Melcher on the subject of modeling, simulation and optimization of the internal structure of components based on the biological model of bone formation, was supervised at our chair.

Autonomous building with the help of cable robots04/2016

The research project deals with the topic of rope moving parallel robots (Cable Driven Parallel Robots) in construction and architecture.

Decode Form03/2015

The scientific work "Decode - Reverse Engineering Abstract Art" was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the 'shapes of logic', an international conference for parametric design in Wroclaw in March 2015.

Water-permeable components made of concrete07/2013

The aim of the project was the experimental development of concrete components through which water flows for the purpose of heating and cooling rooms.

Façade systems using digital design methods04/2013

As part of the international building exhibition Bau 2013 in Munich, facade modules made of concrete with integrated electronic components were developed and exhibited.

Interactive surface

The interactive surface is a surface that can change its shape and absorb and reproduce pressure impulses.

Decoding of urban patterns07/2010

Within the framework of the design project - resettlement and conversion in industrial and shrinking areas - urban patterns of existing settlements were decoded.