Nikolas Frueh

Nikolas Frueh
Universität Stuttgart · Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design

Dipl.-Ing.

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Publications (10)
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The multi-stage filament winding (MSFW) method enables the sustainable production of lightweight fibre composites with complex geometries. Double curved components, even with undercuts, are analysed and concave areas which are not suitable for filament winding are replaced by convex temporary geometries. Permanent and temporary mandrel parts are co...
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Coreless filament winding is a robotic fabrication technique in which conventional filament winding is modified to reduce the core material to its minimum. This method was showcased and developed through a series of pavilions demonstrating its potential to create lightweight structures. The latest project, Maison Fibre, goes one step further and ad...
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The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/2017 is the most recent in the series of experimental building demonstrators developed by the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart. The completed structure is a 12 m long cantilevering lattice-composite shell...
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Modern construction projects can be designed, built and operated more efficiently and to a higher quality when knowledge is shared quickly and transparently. With BIM.5D®, STRABAG SE has been advancing the vision of a “digital construction site” since the late 1990s. The “5D” stands for the 3D model + time (4D) + process data (5D), thus adding all...
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The Integrative Technology and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) Programme at the University of Stuttgart provides an international educational environment open to students from a variety of disciplines, such as architecture, engineering, biology and computer science. Together they envision, design and build novel material and fabrication syste...
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This paper describes the design and fabrication of the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/2017, the most recent in the series of experimental installations developed as an outcome of the design-and-build studio of the ITECH Masters Programme. The completed structure is a 12m long cantilevering lattice-composite shell that was wound in one piece by a m...
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de Die Realisierung von Schalentragwerken aus Stahlbeton ist anspruchsvoll. Hohe Anforderungen an Planung und Ausführung sowie damit verbundene Kosten führen dazu, dass diese Tragwerkstypologie nur selten realisiert wird. Der Artikel beschreibt das Schalungssystem, das beim Bau des zukünftigen Stuttgarter Hauptbahnhofs zum Einsatz kommt. Zahlreiche...
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Fiber composite materials have tremendous potential in architectural applications due to their high strength to weight ratio and their ability to be formed into complex shapes. Novel fabrication processes can be based on the unique affordances and characteristics of fiber composites. Because these materials are lightweight and have high tensile str...
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Zusammenfassung Bauwerke mit komplexen Freiform-Geome-trien entstehen mithilfe von Modellen. Wo in der Vergangenheit Hängemodelle aus Ketten, Seifenhäute und eingegipste Membra-nen zum Einsatz kamen, werden heute virtuelle Bauwerksinformati-onsmodelle genutzt. Bei der Herstellung von doppelt gekrümmten Geometrien darf es, aufgrund funktionaler und...
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STRABAG SE ist ein großer europäischer Technologiekonzern für Baudienstleistungen, der sämtliche Bereiche und die gesamte Bauwertschöpfungskette der Bauindustrie abgedeckt. Frühzeitig wurde das Potenzial von Building Information Modeling (BIM) für den Konzern STRABAG SE erkannt und die Notwendigkeit, dieses Potenzial mit allen Baubeteiligten zu rea...

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Maison Fibre, the latest ICD and ITKE project, is a large-scale installation for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021 ″How will we live together” in La Biennale, Venice. The project goes one step further, adapting the research on modular CFW components into an integrated hybrid component where timber and fibres work together, creating a walkable slab system towards the first CFW building system.
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The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon fibre-reinforced composites. The novel process is based on the unique affordances and characteristics of fibre construction. Because these materials are lightweight and have high tensile strength, a radically different approach to fabrication becomes possible, which combines low-payload yet long-range machines, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), with strong, precise, yet limited reach, industrial robots. This collaborative concept enables a scalable fabrication setup for long span fibre composite construction. The research builds on a series of successful pavilions, which investigate integrative computational design, engineering and fabrication, and explores their spatial ramifications and construction possibilities. The project was designed and fabricated by students and researchers within an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers and biologists.