Design & Engineering


Co-Design

Interdisciplinary Consulting:

Complex construction projects benefit when the actors involved exchange ideas at an early stage. Many decisions are already made in the early design phase which have far-reaching consequences for the entire construction process. To be able to integrate our technologies effectively we assembled an interdisciplinary team of structural, mechanical, material and computational engineers and architects that can help to integrate digital design methods, manufacturing processes as well as novel material and construction systems in each phase of a project.

Project Tool Development:

Using project data to analyse and evaluate a project is sometimes crucial to estimate costs or optimize a workflow. This is why we develop tools, that can track and use this data:

  • Data-exchange platforms can import model data directly to simulation applications.

  • Design evaluation algorithms and feedback loops optimize a project for certain performance goals

  • Time-Cost-Tool for Architects and Planers calculate costs in the design phase, to avoid surprises that happen after a design version is chosen and a quote is made.

Computational Design

We focus on the development of innovative computational methods, tools, processes and the application of these in challenging design problems to enable creative and ecologically meaningful solutions. We focus our computational design capabilities in these fields:

  • Architectural Design

  • Fabrication Oriented Design

  • Generative Design and Programming

Computational Engineering:

Without the imitation of reality on the computer, many complex systems can no longer be recorded. This is based not only on the enormous increase in the performance of modern computers, but also on the development and application of powerful computer-aided modeling and calculation methods in engineering and natural sciences.Our expertise lies in these fields of CAE:

Finite Element Analysis + topological Optimization:

We analyze the behavior of our 3D-Printed Elements under defined conditions in a virtual environment. In a second step we use the results to optimize the design in geometry, material or fabricational means.

NC-Programming and Automation:

using cyber-physical simulation environments, we automate the fabrication and/or assembly of complex building elements. Through a digital feedback loop we manage to update our digital model and can react on unpredicted events or human-robot interaction.

Co-Design

Interdisciplinary Consulting:

Complex construction projects benefit when the actors involved exchange ideas at an early stage. Many decisions are already made in the early design phase which have far-reaching consequences for the entire construction process. To be able to integrate our technologies effectively we assembled an interdisciplinary team of structural, mechanical, material and computational engineers and architects that can help to integrate digital design methods, manufacturing processes as well as novel material and construction systems in each phase of a project.

Project Tool Development:

Using project data to analyse and evaluate a project is sometimes crucial to estimate costs or optimize a workflow. This is why we develop tools, that can track and use this data:

  • Data-exchange platforms can import model data directly to simulation applications.

  • Design evaluation algorithms and feedback loops optimize a project for certain performance goals

  • Time-Cost-Tool for Architects and Planers calculate costs in the design phase, to avoid surprises that happen after a design version is chosen and a quote is made.

Computational Design

We focus on the development of innovative computational methods, tools, processes and the application of these in challenging design problems to enable creative and ecologically meaningful solutions. We focus our computational design capabilities in these fields:

  • Architectural Design

  • Fabrication Oriented Design

  • Generative Design and Programming

Computational Engineering:

Without the imitation of reality on the computer, many complex systems can no longer be recorded. This is based not only on the enormous increase in the performance of modern computers, but also on the development and application of powerful computer-aided modeling and calculation methods in engineering and natural sciences.Our expertise lies in these fields of CAE:

Finite Element Analysis + topological Optimization:

We analyze the behavior of our 3D-Printed Elements under defined conditions in a virtual environment. In a second step we use the results to optimize the design in geometry, material or fabricational means.

NC-Programming and Automation:

using cyber-physical simulation environments, we automate the fabrication and/or assembly of complex building elements. Through a digital feedback loop we manage to update our digital model and can react on unpredicted events or human-robot interaction.