SunSys installation

SunSys installation

Installation SunSys on the Campus Emilie in Detmold

Installation SunSys on the Campus Emilie in Detmold

SUNSYS is a five meters long and two meters high wall, which was implemented as an experimental construction in late October on the campus Emilie in Detmold. It was developed by the application of digital design and manufacturing methods. Planar elements are assembled in a plug-in system and generate a freeform geometry. Variations in the dimension of the individual elements enable different degrees of wall-openings.

Frankfurt revisited

Frankfurt revisited

Visit at the structural engineering office Bollinger+Grohmann

Visit at the structural engineering office Bollinger+Grohmann

The program of this year’s excursion to Frankfurt comprised diverse topics ranging from digital fabrication to high-rise architecture and structural engineering as well as art and computation.

Building Information Modeling – Performative Skin

Building Information Modeling – Performative Skin

Analysis by Boris Bähre

Analysis by Boris Bähre

This years BIM module addressed the topics parametric design, component modeling techniques, surface rationalization, model analysis and computation as well as data processing and representation on a case study for a building envelope.

Semester start 2014/15

Semester start 2014/15

impressions from the workshop

impressions from the workshop

We started the new academic year with an intensive introduction week . Among many opportunities to get known to each other, there were also first workshops and lectures with a focus on upcoming topics. We look forward to an exciting new semester, welcome to our new international M-CDC students.

SunSys – project to be realised

SunSys – project to be realised

The lasercutted Systemprototype contains the openings and closings as defined in 3D

The lasercutted system prototype with open and closed areas

SunSys is a spatial system of planar elements developed by Jens Böke. It is able to form double curved geometries with different opening degress. After its first application as a parametric Pavilion Design in 2008, it will be now fabricated in scale 1:1 as a double cuvred wall on our Campus Emilie in Detmold.

Applications welcome!

Applications welcome!

Join the M-CDC team

Join the M-CDC team

Our Master in Computational Design and Constrcution is still open for applications for the academic year 2014-15, starting September 2014 until July 31, 2014.

Food for our milling machine

Food for our milling machine

new Alucobond panels (320cm by 180cm) for our projects

New Alucobond panels (320cm by 180cm) for our projects

Following our good experiences with milling and folding alucobond panels, we received one more delivery of the material. It is going to be used within one of our thesis projects. We are looking forward to see the innovative results. We would like to thank Alucobond for supporting us with the material.

Reinvention of the dovetail connection

 Reinvention of the dovetail connection

Milled component integrated connectors

Milled dovetail connections

The workshop was part of our module “New Technologies”, driven by Linda Hildebrand. Within the module we had a closer look on traditional Buildingpart connections, trying to rethink them by using computational tools.

design – material – production

design – material – production

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design results of the workshop with Sebastian Bächer and Hans Sachs

In a 5-day compact workshop, students from MCDC created several real size folded furniture prototypes from flat sheet composite materials such as DiBond®, AlucoBond® and Hylite®.

The workshop is part of the series „digital crafting“ – a methodological didactical design concept that intertwines the design and production process. While developing their individual design concepts, students focused on material properties, behavior and digital processing techniques.

Materialise Workshop

Materialise Workshop

Materialise workshop

Startup presentation

Within our Digital Fabrication Module, the M-CDC group joined an additive Manufacturing Workshop hosted by Materialise. The event took place in their headquarter in Leuven, Belgium.