Tree to Product – Workshop with Visiting Professor Martin Tamke

April 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m. (CEST)


Time: April 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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IntCDC Visting Professor Martin Tamke (CITA, KADK Copenhagen) and digitize wood invite to the workshop "Tree to Product - Opportunities in the Digital Timber Value".

The event will take place on 08 April 2022 from 8.30 - 1:00 p.m. on site of the University of Stuttgart.

The workshop addresses the shift in understanding of materials in architecture and engineering which takes place due to the climate crisis and the move towards a bio-based economy. Here material can no longer be understodd as a readily available off the shelf product, but as a precious resource with impact on local ecological and social level.

Timber is often presented as the solution for the negative impact of our current building practice we observe simultaneously, that up to 70% of the raw material from trees becomes waste in its transformation to building elements; and that a material with very individual, complex and fascinating behaviours is classified into a few standard grades in order to conform our current industrial construction logics. Simultaneously huge efforts are undertaken to digitize sectors in both forestry and building industry.

Together we want to learn and discuss about resource and data flows in the forestry and building sector and how a potential linkage of these could provide an opportunity for designers and fabricators to create or improve products, processes and services in terms of sustainability, accountability, clarity and efficiency.

The invited Speakers will present views from industry and research along the whole Timber Value Chain:

  • Martin Tamke (CITA)
  • Udo Sauter (FVA Forstliche Versuchs- und Forschungsanstalt Baden-Württemberg)
  • Jan Bulmer (Holzbau-Offensive BW)
  • Tom Svilans (CITA)
  • Markus Lukacevic (Institut für Mechanik der Werkstoffe und Strukturen , TU Vienna)
  • Dylan Wood (ICD)

Our space is limited to 30 places.
Please register free of charge at digitze-wood@intcdc.uni-stuttgart

About digitize wood

digitize wood is a platform for knowledge and innovation transfer between timber construction research at the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC and the timber construction industry in Baden-Württemberg.

In regular network meetings, digitize wood organizes the two-way knowledge transfer between representatives from timber construction research at the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC and the timber construction industry, mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing, crafts and planning in Baden-Württemberg.

digitize wood is based at the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC at the University of Stuttgart and is funded by the Ministry of Rural Areas Baden-Württemberg (MLR) within the framework of the Holzbau-Offensive BW.

About CITA

CITA is a Copenhagen based innovative research environment within the Royal Danish Academy and explores the intersections between architecture and digital technologies. Identifying core research questions into how space and technology can be probed, CITA investigates how the current forming of a digital culture impacts on architectural thinking and practice. CITA examines how architecture is influenced by new digital design- and production tools as well as the digital practices that are informing our societies culturally, socially and technologically. Using design and practice based research methods, CITA works through the conceptualisation, design and realisation of working prototypes. CITA is highly collaborative with both industry and practice creating new collaborations with interdisciplinary partners from the fields of computer graphics, human computer interaction, robotics, artificial intelligence, biology as well as the practice based fields of forestry, furniture design, fashion and textiles and industrial design.



Do you have questions or are you interested in our network work? Get in touch with us!

Martin Tamke, Associate Professor at CITA - Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Copenhagen and IntCDC Visiting Professor

Moritz Mahlke, Technology and Innovation Transfer at digitize wood
Tel: +49 711 685-81127

Julia Mederus, Communication and Cooperation at digitize wood
Tel: +49 711 685-81208


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- Digitize wood


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