The Research extends the contemporary developments in design, optimization and fabrication. In the 20th century, universal joint systems have been developed that brought such connectors to the forefront of serial production. Konrad Wachsmann, the architect who developed the Universal Connector in the 1950‘s stated how his main intention was „the liberation from the dogma of convention“. However, these standardized systems quickly reach their geometric and design limits in the construction of complex structures and as such could only be implemented at high cost and planning effort.
Location: Leibnitz Universität Hannover, Dept. dMA
Status: Ongoing research
Department: Digital Method in Architecture, Prof. Mirco Becker
Assistant Professor : Philipp Mecke
Tutor: Jan Zobel
Students: Rebecca Faulhaber, Maximillian Löwen, Ann Katrin Loewe, Sophia Haid, Lin Chan Ting, Leon Schittek, Janek Zindler, Marco Schacht