Ad­apt­ive mod­u­lar in­ter­lock­ing con­nec­tion

While digital tools are widely used to support architects, engineers and constructors in almost all aspects of design and manufacturing, their role in planning and assembly of buildings remains an unexplored area. This seminar aims to bridge the gap between design and assembly by developing a computational framework for the design and planning of assembly sequences.
The focus of the seminar is connection construction and aims to lay the foundations of a computational approach to Design for assembly (DfA). Within the design process for interlocking structures, connection logic takes a central role along with other traditional embedded data. Students will develop adaptive modular structures using a kit-of-parts computational tool (wasp), creating different structure configurations, as well as design elements. Students will explore DfA principles in other disciplines, such as mechanical engineering and product design and translate their methodological approach to architecture scale. Also, they will experience physical modeling using CNC fabrication. The expected outcomes of this work are a series of modular structures with algorithmic generated models for connection details within the boundaries.

supervision: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Julian Lienhard, Prof. Dipl. Arch. M.Sc. Philipp Eversmann, M.Sc. Seyed Mobin Moussavi, M.A. Andrea Rossi
 Aridona Kuliqi, Christin Schäfer, Inka Käckel, Leon Frohnert, Lilien Kilani, Lisa Strewe, Longbiao Shi, Marvin Werner, Max Christoph Isert, Philipp Erdmann, Wenyu Jia, Eric Schmidt