Lattice composite structures (2019)

Date: 2019-03-01 00:00:00 +0000
Tags: research, academic, composite, additive manufacturing, computation

The projects shown on this page are outcomes of research performed by James within a three year research position at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) between 2015 and 2018 under the direction of Professor Jan Knippers.

At Format we’re interested in what’s next. Our projects use the most cutting edge computational tools available but we explore further than that in our research interests.

One of these is on how engineers can respond to the growing range of additive manufacturing processes being developed for use in the creation of the built environment. These new processes enable the manipulation of material at resolutions much finer than those possible with traditional building fabrication techniques.

James recently returned from three years of funded research at the ITKE, University of Stuttgart where he was a researcher within the Innochain Network working on the “Virtual Prototyping of FRP”. The research considered software tools and workflows for the design of lattice composite structures created through the process of Coreless Filament Winding.

During this work, the projects shown on this page were designed and manufactured in collaboration with colleagues from the ITKE and the Institute of Computational Design and Construction (ICD) (directed by Professor Achim Menges), the amazing ITECHStudents and with FibR GmbH(a coreless winding fabricator run). More information on all projects can be found at the links below:

The Elytra Filament Pavilion The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/2017 Optimised Fibre Beam Prototype with FibR Fibre Facade Prototype with FibR

Photograph credits: 1 – Elytra Filament Pavilion, Victoria and Albert Museum London © NAARO 2 - Elytra Filament Pavilion, Victoria and Albert Museum London © NAARO 3 - Installation of Elytra Filament Pavilion © ICD/ITKE 10 – Research Pavilion 2016/2017 ©ICD/ITKE, Photograph by Burggraf / Reichert 11 - Research Pavilion 2016/2017 ©ICD/ITKE, Photograph by Burggraf / Reichert 30 – Fibre Façade at Innochain Exhibition © ITKE 31 – Fibre Façade at Innochain Exhibition © Anders Ingvartsen 40 – Resistant Filigrees Thesis Project by Pelao Christie