Anja Kunic

Anja Kunic
University of Southern Denmark | SDU · Department of Technology and Innovation

Master of Architecture
PhD Fellow at CREATE - University of Southern Denmark. Computational Design, Architectural Robotics, Wood Architecture

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Introduction
PhD Fellow at CREATE - SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation - University of Southern Denmark
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
University of Southern Denmark
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • CREATE Group - Robotic Timber Re-Construction; Computational Design; Digital Fabrication
September 2019 - September 2020
University of Southern Denmark
Position
  • Research Assistant
April 2016 - October 2016
Politecnico di Milano
Position
  • Research collaborator

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Publications (13)
Conference Paper
This paper attempts at defining a novel method for designing integrated building skins taking inspiration from nature, where construction happens as an additive growth process with coherent development of form, structure and performance. The research focuses on the hierarchical structure of bones to challenge the current design paradigms of lightwe...
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Standard wood bending approachesrely either on heavy industrial processes optimized for repeatability or on crafting techniques that are mostly intended for the production of small-scale products. Contemporary research focuses on digital fabrication methods to overcome geometrical limitations and automate freeform wood construction without the need...
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The construction sector is investigating wood as a highly sustainable material for fabrication of architectural elements. Several researchers in the field of construction are currently designing novel timber structures as well as novel solutions for fabricating such structures, i.e. robot technologies which allow for automation of a domain dominate...
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The advent of Robotic Timber Assembly is offering exciting possibilities and challenges for structural developments. This research proposes a new concept of timber connections used in automated robotic assembly and disassembly. The connection presents some interesting features: it facilitates self-alignment during the construction process, it provi...
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The concept of circularity implies that materials, components, systems can be re-utilized to reduce their environmental impact by extending their life-cycle. This paper discusses an approach to circular construction that revolves around transformable wood architecture. What if we can make buildings that can be assembled, disassembled, and reassembl...
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The field of architecture is more and more referring to wood as a sustainable solution for satisfying the need of new buildings while offsetting carbon emissions. In parallel, the research in Robotic Timber Construction (RTC) has evolved rapidly, focusing both on fabrication and assembly processes in order to improve the productivity of the constru...
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Wood is more and more seen as a sustainable solution to offset carbon emissions from constructions. In response and in parallel to this, the research in robotic timber construction is evolving rapidly, pushed by Industry 4.0 technologies and the integration of digital and physical robotic assets. This paper presents an approach for the design and a...
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Building with Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an increasingly relevant research topic in the field of Construction 4.0, where designers are seeking higher automation, complexity and precision compared to conventional construction methods. As an answer to the problem of increasing scarcity of resources, the presented research exploits the potential o...
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The emerging paradigm of Industry 4.0 is rapidly expanding in the AEC sector, where emergent technologies are offering new possibilities. The use of collaborative robots is enabling processes of advanced fabrication, where humans and robots coexist and collaborate towards the co-creation of new building processes. This paper focuses on setting a co...
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Overconsumption of resources is one of the greatest challenges of our century. The amount of material that is being extracted, harvested and consumed in the last decades is increasing tremendously. Building with new manufacturing technology, such as 3D Printing, is offering new perspectives in the way material is utilized sustainably within a const...
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Building on a large scale with Additive Manufacturing (AM) is one of the biggest manufacturing challenges of our time. In the last decade, the proliferation of 3D printing has allowed architects and engineers to imagine and develop constructions that can be produced additively. However, questions about the convenience of using this technology, and...
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The last decades have been marked by a growing concern over scarcity of resources caused by the rapid industrialization of emerging economies as well as by the high material consumption at a global scale. These changing environmental conditions have inevitably created new challenges and demands for mediation of the interaction between the natural a...

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