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The Bio-based Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture Group (BioMat) was founded by Prof. Dr.-Ing Hanaa Dahy in 2016 at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Stuttgart, followed by the opening of a second branch in 2022 at the Institute of Planning in the Technical Faculty of IT and Design (TECH) of the Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus.

Our goal at BioMat is to explore innovative solutions for future sustainable Architecture. The design philosophy of BioMat sees material properties as a design tool, merging the fields of Material Research, Architectural Design, and Digital Fabrication to create feasible sustainable applications for the built environment.

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LATEST NEWS

Radio interview (Horads 88,6)

This radio interview discussed opportunities towards future sustainable architecture both in Germany and globally and how BioMat Department at ITKE is supporting that along with all partners and colleagues of the University of Stuttgart and in Stuttgart region.
The interview was moderated by Mr. Robin Christoph Knapp who interviewed Prof. Hanaa Dahy and the discussion covered many interesting developments and ideas linked with sustainability in the building sector and the adaptation of similar developments from other industrial fields including electronics, automotive, textile & material engineering, aircraft design engineering, and others.

FABRICATE 2020

The new book FABRICATE 2020: Making Resilient Architecture features also two pavilions realized by BioMat/ITKE group in 2019 and 2018, exploring the use of various biocomposite materials in structural applications.

Check out the full book available for download from UCL Press at:
https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/154646.

Join us online today, April 8th, at 10 pm (German time) / 9 pm (UK time) for the virtual book launch for FABRICATE 2020!

Material & Structure seminar

Congratulations to all the students of Material & Structure seminar of winter semester 2019/2020!

After a whole semester of intense work on their small scale structural prototypes made from various natural fibre reinforced composite materials, on Tuesday 04.02.2020 they presented their final versions. We were amazed with the very high level of all demonstrators and how successfully ambitious fabrication goals were achieved by all teams.