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Christoph Schlopschnat is a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and in the Cluster of Excellence (IntCDC) at the University of Stuttgart. His research focuses on advanced computational design strategies, novel fabrication methods of lightweight material systems and the development of digital tools to transfer this into the built environment.
 
Recently, he has worked on the computational design of the architectural building system and the fibre syntax for the Maison Fibre multi-story building demonstrator, which was exhibited at the 17th Architectural Biennale in Venice, investigated new material components for bio-based natural fibre systems, and most recently led the development of the digital design framework for the livMatS Biomimetic Shell, which merged architectural design processes, fabrication and construction constraints and requirements from both research and industry partners into a process-based full-scale digital twin.

He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in architecture from University of Innsbruck, Austria and was awarded the Dean’s Award of the Faculty of Architecture for his thesis on carbon fibre reinforced, 3d-printed concrete structures in a multi-robotic framework.

Prior to joining ICD and the Cluster of Excellence (IntCDC), Christoph worked as a researcher, teacher and collaborator in the field of computational design and robotic fabrication at the Department of Experimental and Digital Design at University of Kassel and at the Robotic Experimental Architecture Laboratory at the University of Innsbruck.

AWARDS + GRANTS

MATERIALPREIS 2023

Fibrous Tectonics, IntCDC/ICD/ITKE – Awarded by Raumprobe


GERMAN DESIGN AWARD GOLD 2023

Maison Fibre, IntCDC/ICD/ITKE – Awarded by the German Design Council


ICONIC AWARD 2022: INNOVATIVE MATERIALS

Maison Fibre, IntCDC/ICD/ITKE – Awarded by the German Design Council


ICONIC AWARD 2022: INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE

Maison Fibre, IntCDC/ICD/ITKE – Awarded by the German Design Council


DigitalFUTURES Project Award 2022

Maison Fibre, IntCDC/ICD/ITKE – Awarded by DigitalFUTURES


Dean’s Award

Fibrous Synthesis – 2018, Awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck


STUDENT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Fibrous Synthesis – 2017, Awarded by Faculty of Architecture, University of Innsbruck


COMPETITION WINNING ENTRY

Carbon Wave – 2016, Awarded by Tudalit, Carbon Composites e.V., Augsburg


YOUNG TALENT AWARD

Student project on intertwined multi-story housing – 2011, Awarded by Bund Deutscher Architekten Bodensee, Constance

Research Publications

08 Schlopschnat, C., Gil Pérez, M., Zechmeister, C., Duque Estrada, R., Kannenberg, F., Rinderspacher, K., Knippers, J., Menges, A.:
2023, Co-Design of Fibrous Walls for Multi-Story Buildings, Advances in Architectural Geometry, Conference Paper

07 Dambrosio, N., Zechmeister, C., Duque Estrada, R., Kannenberg, F., Rinderspacher, K., Schlopschnat, C., Gil Perez, M., Knippers, J., Menges, A.: 2021, Design and development of an FRP-Timber hybrid building system for multi-story applications in architecture: Maison Fibre, ACADIA Realignments – Towards Critical Computation, Conference Paper

06 Schlopschnat, C.: 2019, Approximation

05 Schlopschnat, C.: 2019, Data-driven fiber placement system for textile-reinforced concrete fabrication, Technical Report

04 Schlopschnat, C.: 2018, Fibrous Synthesis, Diploma Thesis

03 Koc, M., Rudigier, J., Pompermaier, A., Schlopschnat, C.: 2016, Fibrous Reinforcement Methods of 3D Printed Concrete Lattice Truss Structures, Technical Report

02 Kintzelé, T., Puelacher, L., Schlopschnat, C.: 2015, Tr3foiled – Spatial 3D Printing of Photoreactive Resin, Technical Report

01 Liphart, K., Schlopschnat, C.: 2014, Meeting Nature Halfway, Thermoplastic Additive Manufacturing, Technical Report

Literature References

15 Sauer, C., Stoll M., Waldhör, E, Scheider, M. (eds.): 2022, Architecture of Weaving – From Fibers and Yarns to Scaffolds and Skins, Jovis (ISBN 978-3-86859-739-4 )

14 Casciato, M., Ciorra, P.: 2022, Technoscape: The Architecture of Engineers, Forma Edizioni (ISBN 13: 978-8855211000 , ISBN-10: 8855211005 )

13 Friedrich, Jan: 2022, Digital fertigen II: Carbon- und Glasfasern, Bauwelt 21.2022, Bauwelt Verlag, Gütersloh (ISSN 0005-6855)

12 Coletti, M. et al.: 2022, TransDisciplinary Postdigital Fragility, Bartlett Design Research Folios, Research Report (ISSN 2753-9822)

11 Schultz, B. (V.i.S.d.P.): 2022, Planen und Bauen neu denken, Maison Fibre Baudemonstrator, Deutsches Architektenblatt Nr.09/2022, P.28, Bundesarchitektenkammer

10 Schultz, B. (V.i.S.d.P.): 2022, Themenschwerpunkt – Circular Economy bei der Planung und im Bauen, Maison Fibre Baudemonstrator, Deutsches Architektenblatt Nr.02/2022, P.13, Bundesarchitektenkammer

09 Menges, A. et al: 2021, Wohnen und arbeiten in der Zukunft: Maison Fibre, Technische Textilien / Technical Textiles Nr.3/2021, P.49

08 Mayer-Grenu, A.: 2021, Gewickelte Leichtigkeit, Forschung leben – Producing the Future, September 2021, P22-25

07 Sarkis, H. (eds.): 2021, Biennale Architettura: How Will We Live Together? Silvana Publishers (ISBN-13 : 978-8836648597 , ISBN-10 : 8836648592 )

06 Anton, A., Abdelmahgoub, A.: 2018: Ceramic Components, eCAADe – Computing for a better tomorrow, P.78 (ISBN: 9789491207167 )

05 Colletti, M., Massin, P. (eds.): 2018, Meeting Nature Halfway, Innsbruck University Press, Innsbruck (ISBN 13: 978-3903187184 , ISBN 10: 3903187186 )

04 Carbon Composites e.V.: 2016, Carbon Composites Magazine 4/16, 8th Tudalit User Conference and 8th Architecture Prize, P.46 (ISSN 2366-8024)

03 Tudalit: 2016, Leichter bauen – Zukunft formen 16th Edition, Innovationen und Vorzüge zur konventionellen Stahlbetonbauweise bewiesen, P.7

02 Tudalit: 2016, Leichter bauen – Zukunft formen 15th Edition, Carbon Wave – Innsbrucker Team gibt einen Ausblick auf die Zukunft des Bauens, P.5

01 Leopoldseder, H: 2016, Ars Electronica 2016: Radical Atoms and the Alchemists of the Future: Radical Atoms and the Alchemists of Our Time, Hantje Cantz, Berlin (ISBN 10: 3775741933 )

Project-related Web References

Fibrous Tectonics: towards bio-based and bio-inspired architecture, JEC Composites, 2022, Link

Digital fertigen II: Carbon- und Glasfasern, Bauwelt, 2022, Link

A Brief History of Automation in Architecture, ArchDaily, 2021, Link

Architizer’s Selection: 5 Noteworthy Exhibits at the 2021 Biennale, Architizer, 2021, Link

Achim Menges And Jan Knippers‘ Team Install „Maison Fibre“ At Venice Architecture Biennale, World Architecture, 2021, Link

Maison Fibre der Universität Stuttgart auf der Biennale Architettura 2021: Neuartige Materialkultur in der Architektur, Informationsdienst Wissenschaft, 2021, Link

Towards A Novel Material Culture, Innovations Report, 2021, Link

Living and working in the future: Maison Fibre, Textile Technology, 2021, Link

Notes from the Venice Architecture Biennale, Architect Magazine, 2021, Link

Maison Fibre: Eine neue Materialkultur auf der Architekturbiennale Venedig, MD-Magazine, 2021, Link

Die Weltbefragung: Architekturbiennale 2021 in Venedig, DETAIL, 2021, Link

Maison Fibre der Universität Stuttgart auf der Biennale Architettura 2021, Der Bausachverständige, 2021, Link

计与建造研究所、建筑结构与结构设计研究所, Archiposition, 2021, Link

Maison Fibre, Biennale Architettura 2021 by ICD + ITKE, Gooood.cn, 2021, Link

Dean’s Award for Fibrous Synthesis, Faculty of Architecture, University of Innsbruck, 2018, Link

Ein 1.Preis: TUDALIT – Leichter bauen – Zukunft formen, Competitionline, 2016 Link

Architektur­preis für Inns­brucker Gemein­schafts­projekt, University of Innsbruck, 2016, Link

Architekturpreis 2016 – Carbon Wave, Tudalit e.V., 2016, Link

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Cluster of Excellence – Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture IntCDC
Institute for Computational Design and Construction ICD
AAEC Network
Linkedin
ResearchGate