1st Annual ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science Workshop
The 1st Annual Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Exciton Science aims to bring together our multi-discplinary team of researchers to discuss, engage, discover and learn how the Centre intends to achieve better energy efficiency.
The Building Art Invention research group at the department of Architecture, Urban- and Landscape Planning, University of Kassel, Germany conducts research at the intersection of visual arts, architecture, urban planning, industrial- and interaction design, experimental physics, digital fabrication and material science and applies that knowledge to architecture, spanning the full range from nanometer to building scale. Current research concerns the development of highly innovative functional building materials and concepts, such as ‘Touchcrete’ (touch-sensitive concrete), ‘Blingcrete’ (retro-reflecting concrete surfaces) and ‘DysCrete’ (energy generating concrete). The latter entails the integration of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), an emerging thin-film photovolatic technology, into prefabricated concrete segments. Areas of application include architectural and product design, as well as digital fabrication and construction.