Karsten Schlesier

Karsten Schlesier
HafenCity University Hamburg | HCU · Department of Architecture

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The increasing scarcity of materials in the building industry is the result of many years of exploitation of limited resources. How can our design and construction methods encourage the circular use of materials and components to address this problem? This paper contrasts circular design principles with the design philosophy of lightweight structur...
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The current development towards bending-active structural design indicates that lightweight structures constantly evolve due to contemporary demands. This paper documents the approach to rethinking lightweight structures to face the growing scarcity of resources. Since conventional composite materials in lightweight structures have severe limitatio...
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The growing scarcity of resources calls for a paradigm shift from linear material consumption to circular economy – especially in the construction industry. This shift involves a complete rethinking of design principles, materials, construction technics and technologies, as well as the introduction of new business models evolving from these reconfi...
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MycoTree is a spatial branching structure made out of load-bearing mycelium components. Its geometry was designed using 3D graphic statics, utilising compression-only form to enable the weak material to perform structurally. Using only mycelium and bamboo, the structure represents a provocative vision of how one may move beyond the mining of our co...
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MycoTree is a spatial branching structure made out of load-bearing mycelium components. Its geometry was designed using 3D graphic statics, utilizing compression-only form to enable the weak material to perform structurally. Built from only mycelium and bamboo, the structure represents a provocative vision of how one may move beyond the mining of o...
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Das Fachgebiet „Nachhaltiges Bauen“ am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) und dem Future Cities Laboratory Singapore, sowie die Block Research Group (BRG) der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH) Zürich kombinieren ihr Wissen um Materialien, Konstruktion, Statik und Geometrie auf der Suche nach Alternativen zur vorherrschenden Design...
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Essay Series: Engineering bamboo – a green economic alternative Part 2, Professorship of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel: At the Advanced Fibre Composite Laboratory in Singapore, a new mechanical processing for raw bamboo has been developed, which leads to a fibrous material with physical features that are mainly defined by the bamboo s...
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Steel-reinforced concrete is the most common building material in the world, and developing countries use close to 90 per cent of the cement and 80 per cent of the steel consumed by the global construction sector. However, very few developing countries have the ability or resources to produce their own steel or cement, forcing them into an exploita...
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At the Advanced Fibre Composite Laboratory in Singapore, a new mechanical processing for raw bamboo has been devel- oped, which leads to a fibrous material with physical features that are mainly defined by the bamboo species. This material is used as a natural fibre source for the production of a high- tensile fibre reinforced composite material ai...
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A straightforward mechanical processing protocol for raw bamboo, which leads to a fibrous material with physical features that are mainly defined by the bamboo species, has been developed. This material was used as a natural fiber source for the production of a high-tensile fiber reinforced composite. Thereby, controlling the parameters of the unde...
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Researchers at the Future Cities Laboratory Singapore/ETH Zurich achieved the liaison of both the superior physical properties of the bamboo fiber and the extraordinary mechanical properties of polymer resins in a new green and sustainable material technology. The team investigates the potential of high-performance bamboo fiber composite materials...
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Our future building material for sustainable and resilient cities might already exist in our current urban systems: Waste. By 2025, the growing world population and prosperity will have doubleed the annual production of Municipal Solid Waste. This paper proposes to activate this resource for the urban construction process within thinking of circula...
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The Economy of Sustainable Construction examines how sustainability can deliver a robust response to fiscal challenges. The book evaluates current architectural practices and models, and also introduces materials and methods to maximize the environmental, social, and economic performance of buildings. Contained within its 400 pages are essays, rep...
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Urban development is a prime concern of the developing world. Due to limited resources and the high costs of imported materials the focus is increasingly directed on locally available materials such as loam. Buildings of loam have been constructed in many regions worldwide ever since. The modem building...

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BFRP can be used as an renewable and sustainable alternative to FRPs made of technical fibers for the reinforcement of existing or new built structures. Applications include reinforcement of concrete as well as reinforcement of timber structures. Natural fibers in general are less cost intense which is the reason why they are widely used in the automotive sector. The objective of the current research is to identify suitable applications and verify whether or not BFRP can be widely used in the building sector.