Preface Acknowledgements Foreword Axel Kilian Introduction Achim Menges, Tobias Schwinn, Oliver David Krieg Part 1: Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich 1. New Paradigms of the Automatic: Robotic Timber Construction in Architecture Jan Willmann, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler 2. Additive Robotic Fabrication of Complex Timber Structures Volker Helm, Michael Knauss, Thomas Kohlhammer, Fabio Gramazio4, Matthias Kohler 3. The Sequential Roof Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska, Michael Knauss, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler Part 2: IBOIS Laboratory for Timber Construction, EPFL Lausanne 4. Timber Fabric Structures: Innovative Wood Construction Yves Weinand 5. Integral Joints for Timber Folded Plate Structures Christopher Robeller, Yves Weinand 6. A Hybrid Simulation Workflow for Timber Fabric Structures Sina Nabaei, Olivier Baverel, Yves Weinand Part 3: Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart 7. Integrative Design Computation for Advancing Wood Architecture Achim Menges 8. Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall Tobias Schwinn 9. HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion Oliver David Krieg Part 4: Design & Make Hooke Park, Architectural Association London 10. Hooke Park: Applications for Timber in its Natural Form Martin Self 11. The Timber Seasoning Shelter at Hooke Park Glen Stellmacher 12. Hooke Park Biomass Boiler House Yingzi Wang Part 5: Perspectives 13. Manufacturing Perspectives Tobias Schwinn 14. Engineering Perspectives Oliver David Krieg in conversation with Manfred Grohmann and Jan Knippers 15. Architectural Perspectives Axel Kilian Index
Achim Menges is a registered architect and professor at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he is the founding director of the Institute for Computational Design. Currently he is also Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, USA. Tobias Schwinn is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. In his research he is focusing on the integration of robotic fabrication and computational design processes. Oliver David Krieg is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research aims to investigate the architectural potentials of robotic fabrication in wood construction.
"This remarkable book showcases what architects could create with wood today using the latest computational design and robotic fabrication technologies. It features innovative wood architecture designed - and made - by four leading research groups in Europe. Rethinking wood from a computational perspective, they point to a variety of new ways in which this humble yet incredible material could be used in contemporary architecture." - Branko Kolarevic, University of Calgary