Textile Tectonics for Wood Construction

From wood to tex­tile.

Wood be­comes tex­tile. BAU KUNST ERFIN­D­EN ini­ti­ates the in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary re­search pro­ject TETHOK with 6 part­n­ers.The group de­vel­ops tex­tile tec­ton­ics for wood con­struc­tion. We in­vesti­gate the de­sign, shap­ing, si­m­u­la­tion, man­u­fac­ture, and con­struc­tion of lightweight load-bear­ing struc­tu­ral com­po­nents made of wood-based cont­in­u­ous-fiber tex­tiles. Wood is one of hu­mani­ty’s old­est con­struc­tion ma­te­rials, with enor­mous tech­no­log­i­cal, aes­thet­ic, and eco­log­i­cal po­ten­tial. De­mand for wood con­struc­tion is grow­ing as well, due to its ex­cep­tio­n­al en­vi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance and na­t­u­ral struc­tu­ral qual­i­ties, and yet to our knowl­edge, a wood-based cont­in­u­ous fiber – com­bin­ing the ad­van­tages of tex­tile struc­tu­ral el­e­ments with those of wood – does not yet ex­ist.

Researching Innovative Energy Solutions

ARC Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Exci­ton Sci­ence

The ARC Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Exci­ton Sci­ence brings to­gether in­ter­na­tio­n­al re­search­ers to dis­cov­er and use new ways to source en­er­gy. The goal of this co­op­er­a­tion is to dis­cov­er and de­vel­op new ways to har­ness sun­light for en­er­gy stor­age; de­vel­op more en­er­gy ef­fi­cient de­vices for light gen­er­a­tion; and al­so look at op­ti­cal sen­sors for se­cu­ri­ty and en­vi­ron­men­tal ap­pli­ca­tions. BAU KUNST ERFIN­D­EN de­vel­ops the in­te­gra­tion of dye-sen­si­tized so­lar cells (DSCs) in­to pre­fab­ri­cat­ed con­crete seg­ments. Ar­eas of ap­pli­ca­tion in­clude ar­chi­tec­tu­ral and prod­uct de­sign, as well as dig­i­tal fab­ri­ca­tion and con­struc­tion.


DysCrete Façade Robot

The goal of the PLOT­BOT/CRAWLER re­search pro­ject is to de­vel­op a web-based, sen­sor-guid­ed au­to­ma­ton – a mo­bile robot that can be used to func­tio­n­al­ize build­ing sur­faces via the ap­pli­ca­tion of com­plex lay­er sys­tems. Its thor­ough in­te­gra­tion of tool and soft­ware log­ic al­lows it to be guid­ed over the sur­faces of struc­tu­ral el­e­ments in re­al time, re­gard­less of ge­ome­try, or di­rect­ed to fol­low a pre­pro­grammed pat­tern.

BAU 2019

World's Lead­ing Trade Fair for Ar­chi­tec­ture, Ma­te­rials, Sys­tems

Lecture Agile Concrete

Heike Kluss­mann gives a talk within the lec­ture se­ries Fu­sion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kas­sel

Plotbot/Crawler at bautec 2018 Berlin

bautec 2018

With the main is­sue of dig­i­tal­iza­tion in the field of build­ing and con­struc­tion the Re­search Ini­tia­tive Fu­ture Build­ing pre­sents the Plot­bot/ Crawler of the re­seach plat­form BUILD­ING ART IN­VEN­TION at bautec 2018.

Interactive Soundscapes

Work­shop with Artemis Dia­na Tsan­teki­dou

The de­sign­er Artemis Dia­na Tsan­teki­dou is our guest for con­duct­ing a one­day work­shop about the func­tio­n­al­i­sa­tion of tex­tile sur­faces within our re­search pro­ject TETHOK.


Au­dio­vi­su­al Ma­te­rial­re­search

Co­op­er­a­tion wir the Acade­my of Me­dia Arts, Cologne, Prof. Anke Eckardt and BAU KUNST ERFIN­D­EN, Fred­erik Ecke

AMM-Symposium ColourID

Aedes Net­work Cam­pus Ber­lin AN­CB

Ar­chi­tects, artists, sci­en­tists and ex­perts in the field of com­mu­ni­ca­tion get to­gether to dis­cuss to dis­cuss the strate­g­ic val­ue of colour in ar­chi­tec­ture an com­mu­ni­a­tion

BAU 2017

World's Lead­ing Trade Fair for Ar­chi­tec­ture, Ma­te­rials, Sys­tems

Bau Kunst Erfin­d­en is par­ti­ci­pat­ing in BAU Mu­nich for the 4th time. You will find us at three lo­ca­tions.

Woche der Umwelt

Schloss Belle­vue Ber­lin



BAU KUNST ERFIN­D­EN shows R&D pro­jects Sound­ing Sur­faces and Sal­ix Re­gio­n­alis 3D at the in­no­va­tion show with smart and sus­tain­able ma­te­rials and en­er­gy har­vest­ing so­lu­tions.


Die Pub­lika­tion er­scheint am 01.05. 2016 im Ker­berver­lag // Book Launch am 29.04.2016 im AEDES Ar­chitek­tur­fo­rum Ber­lin

Elmia Subcontractor Trade Show


In co­op­er­a­tion with Haute In­no­va­tion BAU KUNST ERFIN­D­EN shows it's R&D pro­jects Sound­ing Sur­faces and Sal­ix Re­gio­n­alis 3D on the trend show on ma­te­rial in­no­va­tions for the tech­ni­cal sup­p­ly in­dus­try in Jönköping.

Oderbruch Kit

Palace Al­tranft

The open-air mu­se­um Al­tranft com­mis­sioned St­ef­fi Sil­ber­mann of BAU KUNST ERFIN­D­EN to join forces with lo­cal crafts­men of the Ger­man re­gion Oder­bruch und the slo­gan "Craft meets de­sign". Within a five year pe­ri­od sev­er­al ex­per­i­men­tal pro­jects will take place to de­vel­op new strate­gies for lo­cal iden­ti­ty through craft and lo­cal res­sources.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

In Düs­sel­dorf wird der
Ab­grund neu er­fun­den – als gran­dios­er Kunst- und Ar­chitek­tur­raum


Mit den Ohren pla­nen

Arte X:enius

Be­ton 2.0
Neue Forschun­gen am Baustoff der Mod­erne

In der Sen­dung Arte X:enius bericht­en Heike Kluss­mann und Thorsten Kloost­er über BlingCrete - Licht re­flek­tieren­den Be­ton, TouchCrete - Berührungssen­si­tiv­en Be­ton und DysCrete – En­ergie erzeu­gen­den Be­ton

Art Science Conversations

The SA­LON UNI­VER­SI­TAS hosts artists, sci­en­tists, writ­ers and cu­ra­tors. We aim to estab­lish sti­m­u­lat­ing dia­logue around chang­ing themes, lead­ing to a pro­duc­tive net­work of in­ter­est­ed in­di­vi­d­u­als with an eye to fa­cil­i­tat­ing art/sci­ence col­lab­o­ra­tion.



The SOUND lab is shared by both stu­dents and aca­dem­ic staff for the ex­plo­ra­tion of son­ic pheno­m­e­na and their au­di­tive per­cep­tion. It is in use for the re­search pro­ject Noise Con­trol/Sound­ing Sur­faces. Ad­di­tio­n­al­ly the SOUND lab can be used for free ex­per­i­men­ta­tion with sound in the con­text of teach­ing and artis­tic work. The SOUND lab f.e. pro­vides pro­fes­sio­n­al au­dio mon­i­tor­ing, mo­bile re­cord­ing equip­ment, mi­cro­phones and mea­sur­ing in­stru­ments.

BAU 2015

BAU 2015 | World's Lead­ing Trade Fair for Ar­chi­tec­ture, Ma­te­rials, Sys­tems

Bau Kunst Erfin­d­en is par­ti­ci­pat­ing in BAU Mu­nich for the third time. You will find us at three lo­ca­tions.

Smart Surfaces

Merkur - Ger­man mag­azine for Eu­ro­pean thought

On the oc­ca­sion of the pro­ject "Lo­cal Re­sources - New Ma­te­rials" Clau­dia Bas­rawi de­scribes her view of smart sur­faces in Oman.




Ex­hi­bi­tion at the Kas­sel­er