Who we are

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 structures and combines 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 civil engineering and architecture.

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

News and Announcements

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Girls'Day 2024

We look back on a successful Girls'Day Workshop 2024. With great enthusiasm, we spent an exciting day together exploring the fascinating world of bridges.

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Seminar week - Digital Skins

Digital Skins offers an in-depth exploration of digital
tools and computational strategies for the
geometrical processing and patterning of surfaces.

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WEarth it!

The seminar "WEarth it! Horizontally tensioned earth" aims to delve into the foundational aspects of the construction material earth, exploring its limitations and advancing the development of horizontally engaging structural elements through its combination with wood.

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Form & Structure

In the seminar "Form and Structure” special topics within structural design, such as form finding, optimization and complex geometries will be treated.

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Rise Above

Designing an observation tower usually involves close collaboration between architects and civil engineers. Such a task awaits you in this interdisciplinary seminar: in "Rise Above," the design of a timber observation tower is tackled in collaboration with students of civil engineering.

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Building & Structure

In the Building & Structure seminar the functional and effective modes of structural design are examined in more detail, especially with the specific study of the applicability of the materials' timber, steel and concrete.

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