30 August 2019
Check-in @Het Nieuwe Instituut
@Het Nieuwe Instituut
Six inspiring, international speakers on the theme of digital design and construction.
Built 3D printed concrete structures
A structural engineer should strive for novelty, should challenge themselves, building on previously acquired knowledge with each step. The market is slow to adopt 3D printed concrete, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to explore this unknown territory, suddenly finding ourselves working with robots. What can we achieve, and does it actually solve a problem?
New business models in architecture and robotics
The use of robotics in construction, in other words automation, can tap into and seems to correlate with the autonomy of the architect. This raises the question if the idea of the architect as master builder is mere nostalgia or, because of automation, has become a once again relevant frame of reference.
Collaborative design in the digital era
If modernism in architecture imposed uniformity, the new digital era opens the gate for plurality and may revolutionize not only how we work, but also how we function as a society. Interdisciplinary design supported by computation offers new means to question the state of the art in terms of form, communication, disciplining and knowledge.
Recent case studies in drone spraying on light formwork
A pluridisciplinary team of architects, engineers and drone experts has developed a technique where drones spray mortar onto light formworks, resulting in robust, insulated shell structures and architectural envelopes. It turns a new page in construction for emergency, remote or dense urban areas, making building with clay and drones for large scale buildings a possibility.
David Lopez Lopez
Innovation in the construction, design and analysis of tile vaults.
The traditional construction technique of tile vaulting has shown in the last few years its potential to create expressive structures with a formal language well beyond what is typically associated with masonry architecture. The latest research on its construction, materials, design and analysis, predicts much more to come.
Digital fabrication of stone design
New paths can be explored in stone architecture and design, thanks to the use of new digital design and fabrication processes. Two case studies, ‘Flux Vault’ and ‘Additive Stereotomy’ serve as examples of this ongoing digital revolution, outlining the risks but also the potentialities of such a revolution in relation to stone industry.
Travel to Het Industriegebouw (at your own convenience)
Drinks and snacks to celebrate the semi-lustrum anniversary of Summum Engineering.
Lightning student talks. Winner receives the Summum Thesis Award.
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