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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

Online Keynote Lecture in the ASCAAD conference

Online Keynote Lecture in the ASCAAD conference hosted by AUC (American University in Cairo) : 04.03.2021. Vernacular Architecture of the Digital Age – TRIGGERING A DEBATE (poster online): https://www.ascaad.org/conference/2021/docs/ASCAAD2021-KeynotePoster.pdf

Online Lecture at University of Portsmouth

Online Lecture in: UK, School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth_25.02.2021: ‘BIOMATERIAL /ARHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY’. Hosted by: Eiman Elbanhawy, PhD FHEA Technology Lead

Online lecture in CITA


Online lecture in CITA_Copenhagen_25.02.2021, hosted by: Prof. Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen. “SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE IN THE DIGITAL ERA! Computational Design, Digital Fabrication Technologies & Alternative Bio-based Materials’ Developments”

BauNetz awards – 2nd place for Timo Sippach

Congratulations to BioMat master student Timo Sippach who get 2nd place in BauNetz awards. Awards are given to the best theses (bachelor, master) in the field of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, interior design from universities in Germany and Europe. Awarded thesis called “Structure optimization through fiber orientation of natural fiber composites” investigates innovative optimization of a lightweight construction element which is created through the combination of biological role models, materials, and interdisciplinary manufacturing methods.