JAN KNIPPERS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture
The detrimental environmental impact and lack of productivity coupled with the multifaceted relevance of architecture clearly indicates that we urgently need new approaches to design and construction. Digital technologies make it possible to address these challenges in novel ways. However, their adoption is very slow and typically only focused on isolated aspects of the building process due to the fragmented nature of the building industry and a compartmentalised research culture. The vision of our works is to harness the full potential of digital technologies to rethink design and construction based on integration and interdisciplinarity. The lecture will show how we aim to address these challenges.