Biological lightweight structures achieve a higher level in material efficiency and functional integration as it is the case in today’s architectural constructions. Their performance is based on very integrated form generation and materialization processes for highly articulated and locally adapted fiber composite structures.
The exploration of novel computational design and robotic fabrication methods for technical fiber composites opens up the potential to transfer underlying principles of biological lightweight structures into architectural applications. These investigations allow us to increase the performative capacity of architectural structures and explore a novel design repertoire.
Moritz Dörstelmann is a Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at Stuttgart University. He studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Focus of Moritz’s research are computational design and robotic fabrication strategies for fiber composite structures and how their application in architecture can expand the architectural design repertoire and increase its performative capacity.
Moritz Dörstelmann worked on several internationally published and exhibited projects. He has been invited studio critic and gave lectures and workshops at various international institutions including the Harvard GSD.
The presentation took place at the RE.WORK Future Technology Summit in London on 24-25 September 2015: https://www.re-work.co/events/tech