2 days in TBSF 2012

I joined TBSF(Tall Buildings in a Sustainable Future) Symposium for two days, which was organized by ILEK of University Stuttgart. Also my final project “Sustainable High-rise in Shenzhen” was exhibited. I think this was one of the most interesting Symposiums I ever have. The program was quite compact, and there was to much information, I need some time to absorb. I copied the program here, so that I can track the subjects later.

There were some interested points of mine , like:

  • Green Building Credit System (DGNB)
  • Simulation
  • BIM & Parametric Design
  • Architecture in Asia

Some speaker cached my attention, like:

Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter (Architecture and Sustainable Building Technologies, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Siegfried Wernik of (Léon Wohlhage Wernik, Berlin, Germany)

Mun Summ Wong (WOHA, Singapore, Republic of Singapore)

Prof. Manfred Hegger (ee, TU Darmstadt, Germany)

the speech of Helmut Jahn (Murphy/Jahn, Chicago, USA) was more or less a review of the develop of the high-rise buildings.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

08.00 – 09.30 Registration
(University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart)
09.30 – 10.00 Welcome

Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Werner Sobek
(ILEK, University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Matthias Hahn
(Senior planning officer of the state capital of Stuttgart, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ressel
(Rector of the University of Stuttgart, Germany)

10.00 – 10.45 Key Note Lecture 1

Christoph Ingenhoven
(ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf, Germany)

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.45 Session 1 – Urban Development and Economy

Jeroen Coenders
(Arup, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Urbanisation, typology and mobility

Bas van Holten
(OVG re/developers, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Project development, sustainable operations und maintenance

Dr. Peter Mösle
(Drees und Sommer, Stuttgart, Germany)
Redevelopment and certification of the Deutsche Bank Towers in Frankfurt

12.45 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.45 Session 2 – Ecology

Prof. Dr. Klaus Sedlbauer
(Fraunhofer Institute for Buildings Physics, Germany)
Life-Cycle-Assessment and optimisation of energy balance

Prof. Alexander Rudolphi
(GföB, Berlin, Germany)
Materials and embodied energy

Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter
(Architecture and Sustainable Building Technologies, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Energy and Climate Design of Tall Buildings: On Context and Intelligence

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 – 17.45 Session 3 – Planning and Realization

Siegfried Wernik
(Léon Wohlhage Wernik, Berlin, Germany)
Design and analysis processes in the life cycle of a building. Why don’t we work together? Or BIM BAM BOOM!

Léonie Heinrich
(Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris, France)
DC Towers, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Christine Lemaitre
(DGNB, Stuttgart, Germany)
The DGNB: Making sustainability measurable

17.45 – 18.45 Case Study 1 – The Shard, London, UK

Jack Carter
(Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris, France)

John Parker
(WSP Cantor Seinuk, London, UK)

19.00 – 20.00 Champagne Reception
20.00 – 23.00 Symposium Dinner
(ILEK Pavilion, Pfaffenwaldring 14, 70569 Stuttgart)

Friday, 12 October 2012

09.00 – 10.30 Session 4 – Functionality / Structure and Skin

Mun Summ Wong
(WOHA, Singapore, Republic of Singapore)
Breathing Architecture

Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Werner Sobek
(ILEK, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Structural Engineering as a Core Element of Sustainability

Peter Oborn
(Aedas, London, UK)
Innovative façade concepts

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Session 5 – Functionality / Building Services

Prof. Manfred Hegger
(ee, TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Central plants – Active and passive concepts

Prof. Michael Rohde
(L-PLAN Lighting Design, Berlin, Germany)
Light and space redefined trough paradigm shift in lighting technology

Thomas Lipphardt
(KONE, Hanover, Germany)
New developments in access and vertical transport

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Case Study 2 – KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Thomas Geister
(sauerbruch hutton, Berlin, Germany)

Dr. Thomas Winterstetter
(Werner Sobek, Stuttgart, Germany)

15.00 – 15.45 Key Note Lecture 2

Helmut Jahn
(Murphy/Jahn, Chicago, USA)

15.45 – 16.00 Close – Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Werner Sobek
(ILEK, University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Geo-located Augmented Reality

via http://www.digitalurban.org

With the latest version of Augmented Reality Player for iOS v1.2.0 users can now choose geo-location as a visualization option for their projects. The Geo-location feature allows to use GPS coordinates to locate a 3D model/animation on the earth’s surface. The software then tracks the 3D model coordinates in the real space using a suitable sensor fusion technique. This makes it possible to display virtual models in the real world without any marker:

Besides support for geolocated 3D models and animations, now the Player also supports skinning and morphing animations. In addition, users can freely move virtual models in the real environment using an intuitive interface.

The Geo-localization feature extends the spectrum of visualization possibilities of the ARplugin in many application domains, including architecture, engineering and cultural heritage.

Its an interesting development and we would be keen to know the level of accuracy achieved, for rural sites and to determine a rough idea of a developments impact on a view it seems to be useful.

The iOS ARplayer v1.2.0 is available for iPad and iPhone. It can be freely downloaded from Apple’s App Store and it works in association with the latest update of ARmedia Plugin Professional v2.2. Supported products include Trimble SketchUp, Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max, Maxon Cinema4D and Nemetschek Vectorworks.

You can download the iOS ARplayer now directly from Apple’s App Store:


For more information see: http://www.inglobetechnologies.com/iosplayer

Dimensional Changes in Wood

Luis Carli and Rafael Passarelli developed an interdisciplinary work between wooden architecture and information design through their research on wood dimensional changes. Known by many, especially in the field of architecture, construction, and design, most of the challenges of utilizing wood involve an understanding of wood-moisture relationships and its influence in wood properties. With this in mind, their work intends to provide a more comprehensive form for visualizing how different climate conditions influence different wood species regarding their dimensional stability. This also aims to provide a design tool for most wood-workers (from architects to cabinet-makers) that could quickly estimate the behavior of some wood species in a specific location along the year and, then, implement necessary design modifications in order to accommodate dimensional changes. More images and their description after the break.

via: http://www.archdaily.com