About dos

We are the chair design of structures at the Faculty of Architecture of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The work at dos focuses on the design of load-bearing structures, combining research on innovative materials and building systems, especially in the context of digital tools and computational technologies, to develop sustainable and resource-efficient solutions for structural engineering and architecture.

Our goal is to create integrative solutions for building construction, as well as researching new structural concepts through design, prototyping and digital technology.


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Digital Design of Structures
Stegreif: Digital Design of Structures

The "Stegreif" will be executed as a workshop. The focus is on digital form finding and parametric structural analysis. The task will be worked on in the group.

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dos and DDF in Bauwelt

Check out the new Bauwelt article 21.2022. It explains how the two professorships "Digital Design and Fabrication" (DDF) and "Design of Structures" (dos) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are researching possible applications of materials such as willow rods and clay

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InterTwig is an experimental structure that combines willow, a fast regrowing material, and earth to showcase the potential of new sustainable construction methods based on digital construction technologies.

Antrittsvorlesung Riccardo La Magna
Antritsvorlesung Prof. Dr.-Ing Riccardo La Magna

On 25.05.22 the inaugural lecture of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Riccardo La Magna will take place at 7 pm in the Egon Eiermann lecture hall. Afterwards, there will be an afterparty with DJ, drinks and snacks in the foyer and in the pavilion in the courtyard.

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Seminarwoche SoSe 2022: digital craft

Seminar week 2022: In collaboration with the chair Digital Design an Fabrication (DDF), a project is being planned for das Fest 2022 in Karlsruhe. Participation is open to everyone, even from faculties outside the subject area. More information will follow soon.

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form and structure dos
seminar: form and structure

SoSe 2022: The seminar form and structure is a seminar for Master students as well as Bachelor students. With the help of computer-assisted methodologies, the form finding of structures is learned together. Start date is 19.04.22 at 11:30 am. Room: R221 building 20.40.

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seminar: building and structure

SoSe 2022: The seminar building and structure replaces the Master's compulsory module Tragwerksplanerische Entwurfsvertiefung. In a total of 13 units, a deeper insight into the design of structure is thrown. Start date is 20.04.22 at 5:30 pm. Room: Hörsaal 9 building 20.40

design of structures

The professorship design of structures is the successor of the professorship Tragkonstruktionen. Check out what's new. 

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Bachelor course "Tragwerkslehre": questions about the design-task? Questions about the exam? find your answers here

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