Video credit: Institut für Baukonstruktion – TU Dresden, Daniel Pfarr, Felix Hegewald
TU Dresden, Institute of Building Construction
The Institute for Building Construction at the TU Dresden performs research in the domain of glass and façade construction. Focal areas are energy efficiency, structural glass design and the adhesive joining of common façade building materials.
“Within the framework of future-oriented research work, we develop new ideas and constructions for use in modern façade systems. This has shown great potential in the use of additive manufacturing processes for the production of resource-saving, load bearing and safe structures”, states Daniel Pfarr, research associate at the Institute of Building Construction at the TU Dresden. In order to achieve standard construction formats, the additive manufacturing process had to be scaled up. In addition, modern architecture is characterised by flexibility and individuality. However, this desire for geometric freedom creates challenges for traditional manufacturing processes.