Architectural, Historical and Social Science Perspectives

Research Project 10-1 (RP 10-1)

CO-DESIGN FROM ARCHITECTURAL, HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE  PERSPECTIVES

Our project focuses on the novel potentials and promises of co-design-based advances for multi-storey buildings and the social factors influencing their realization. We will characterize the specific new options they offer and the challenges they face by combining architectural, historical and social sciences perspectives.

Research has shown that innovations in architecture rarely fail due to poor technology, but rather because they do not sufficiently meet the needs and expectations of users, or do not align with changing social, cultural or economic contexts. Thus, mismatches between architectural approaches, stakeholder expectations, and given institutional frameworks may act as non-technical innovation barriers that can seriously hamper the chances of realizing the full potential of integrative computation for multi-storey building design and construction.

We will explore and enhance these chances by reconsidering historical shortcomings, failures and societal dynamics in the industrially produced architecture of the 1960-70s, through characterizing co-design-enabled novel building typologies and morphologies and their functional and aesthetic expressions, and by examining the interactions between the emerging paradigm of integrative design and construction in computational architecture, stakeholder concerns and expectations, competing narratives, and necessary organizational rearrangements.

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Prof. Dr. Cordula Kropp
Institute for Social Sciences (SOWI), University of Stuttgart
Prof. Achim Menges
Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. phil. Klaus Jan Philipp
Institute of Architectural History (IFAG), University of Stuttgart

TEAM

apl. Prof. Dr. Kathrin Braun (SOWI)
Dr. Yana Boeva (SOWI)
Dr. Christian Vöhringer (IFAG)
Alya Rapoport (IFAG)
Hana Svatos-Raznjevic (ICD)

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. 2024

    1. Boeva, Y., & Kropp, C. (2024). Buildings in the Algorithmic Regime: Infrastructuring Processes in Computational Design. In J. Jarke, B. Prietl, S. Egbert, Y. Boeva, H. Heuer, & M. Arnold (Eds.), Algorithmic Regimes: Methods, Interactions, and Politics (pp. 141–162). Amsterdam University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/jj.11895528.9
  2. 2023

    1. Boeva, Y., Braun, K., & Kropp, C. (2023). Platformization in the built environment: the political techno-economy of building information modeling. Science as Culture, 1--28. https://doi.org/10.1080/09505431.2023.2237042
    2. Braun, K., & Kropp, C. (2023). Building a better world? Competing promises, visions, and imaginaries-in-the-making of the digitalization of architecture and construction. Futures, 154, 103262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2023.103262
    3. Kropp, C., Boeva, Y., & Braun, K. (2023). Automatisch nachhaltig? Architektonische Praxis im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung. Soziale Probleme, 34(2), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.3262/SP2302238
    4. Orozco, L., Krtschil, A., Wagner, H. J., Bechert, S., Amtsberg, F., Knippers, J., & Menges, A. (2023). Co-Design Methods for Non-Standard Multi-Storey Timber Buildings. Sustainability, 15(23), Article 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/su152316178
    5. Orozco, L., Svatoš-Ražnjević, H., Wagner, H. J., Abdelaal, M., Amtsberg, F., Weiskopf, D., & Menges, A. (2023). Advanced Timber Construction Industry: A Quantitative Review of 646 Global Design and Construction Stakeholders. Buildings, 13(9), Article 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13092287
    6. Pathmanathan, N., Öney, S., Becher, M., Sedlmair, M., Weiskopf, D., & Kurzhals, K. (2023). Been There, Seen That: Visualization of Movement and 3D Eye Tracking Data from Real-World Environments. Computer Graphics Forum, 42(3), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.14838
    7. Öney, S., Pathmanathan, N., Becher, M., Sedlmair, M., Weiskopf, D., & Kurzhals, K. (2023). Visual Gaze Labeling for Augmented Reality Studies. Computer Graphics Forum, 42(3), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.14837
  3. 2022

    1. Braun, K., Kropp, C., & Boeva, Y. (2022). Constructing platform capitalism: Inspecting the political techno-economy of building information modelling. Architectural Research Quarterly (Arq), 26(3), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1017/S135913552200046X
    2. Braun, K., Kropp, C., & Boeva, Y. (2022). From Digital Design to Data-Assets: Competing Visions, Policy Projects,and Emerging Arrangements of Value Creation in the Digital Transformation of Construction. HSR-Historical Social Research, 47(3), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.47.2022.27
    3. Kropp, C., Braun, K., & Boeva, Y. (2022). Echo Chambers of Urban Design: Platformisation in Architecture and Planning. In A. Strüver & S. Bauriedl (Eds.), Platformization of Urban Life. Towards a Technocapitalist Transformation of European Cities (pp. 239–257). transcript. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5964-1/platformization-of-urban-life/?number=978-3-8394-5964-5
    4. Mast, H. S. (2022). Conflicting sociotechnical imaginaries of the future built environment: An analysis of current discourses on timber construction in France and Germany. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 31(3), Article 3. https://doi.org/doi:10.14512/gaia.31.3.5
    5. Svatoš-Ražnjević, H., Orozco, L., & Menges, A. (2022). Advanced Timber Construction Industry: A Review of 350 Multi-Storey Timber Projects from 2000–2021. Buildings, 12(4), Article 4. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12040404
  4. 2021

    1. Kropp, C. (2021). Künstliche Intelligenz. Universaler Alleskönner oder digitales „Weiter so“? Informationen zur Raumentwicklung IzR, 2021(3), Article 3. https://elibrary.steiner-verlag.de/journal/izr/48/3
    2. Noel, V., Boeva, Y., & Dortdivangliou, H. (2021). The question of access: Toward an equitable future of computational design. International Journal of Architectural Computing.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  1. 2023

    1. Boeva, Y., & Noel, V. A. A. (2023). Critical computational relations in design, architecture and the built environment: editorial. Digital Creativity, 34(2), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2023.2228296
    2. Öney, S., Pathmanathan, N., Becher, M., Sedlmair, M., Weiskopf, D., & Kurzhals, K. (2023). Replication Data for: Visual Gaze Labeling for Augmented Reality Studies. DaRUS. https://doi.org/10.18419/darus-3384
  2. 2022

    1. Boeva, Y. (2022). Timber Takes Command: Digitaler Holzbau als urbaner Datenkapitalismus. manege für architektur, 2, 18–22. https://mfa.one/manege-2/
    2. Boeva, Y., Wortmann, T., Kropp, C., & Menges, A. (2022). Architectural Computing and Design Optimization for Healthful Ecotopian Built Environments? In M. Kanaani (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Ecological Design Thinking (pp. 367--379). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003183181-33
    3. Braun, K., Kropp, C., & Boeva, Y. (2022). Constructing platform capitalism: inspecting the political techno-economy of Building Information Modelling. Arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 26(3), Article 3. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1017/S135913552200046X
    4. Orozco, L., Svatoš-Ražnjević, H., & Menges, A. (2022). Stakeholders in Multi-storey Timber Data: 540 Design and Construction Players of 300 Mass-Timber Projects from 2000-2021. DaRUS. https://doi.org/10.18419/DARUS-2740
    5. Svatoš-Ražnjević, H., & Menges, A. (2022). Multi-storey Timber Buildings Data: Architectural and Structural Data on 350 Mass-Timber Projects from 2000-2021. https://doi.org/10.18419/darus-2733
  3. 2021

    1. In digitaler Gesellschaft. Neukonfigurationen zwischen Robotern, Algorithmen und Usern. (2021). In K. Braun & C. Kropp (Eds.), Politik in der digitalen Gesellschaft. transcript.
    2. Braun, K., & Kropp, C. (2021). Schöne neue Bauwelt? Versprechen, Visionen und Wege des digitalen Planens und Bauens. In K. Braun & C. Kropp (Eds.), In digitaler Gesellschaft. Neukonfigurationen zwischen Robotern, Algorithmen und Usern (pp. 135–165). transcript. https://www.degruyter.com/document/isbn/9783839454534/html
    3. Kropp, C., & Boeva, Y. (2021). Die Übersetzung des Bauwissens und ihre versteckten Konflikte. In B. Blättel-Mink (Ed.), Gesellschaft unter Spannung. Verhandlungen des 40. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie 2020. https://publikationen.soziologie.de/index.php/kongressband_2020/article/view/1429/1688
    4. Kropp, C., Ley, A., Ufer, U., & Ottenburger, S. (2021). Making intelligent cities in Europe climate-neutral. About the necessity to integrate technical and socio-cultural innovations. TATuP Zeitschrift Für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie Und Praxis, 30(1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.30.1.11
    5. Mast, H. S., & Kropp, C. (2021). Bauen mit Holz als Lösung aller Probleme? Was Zukunftsdiskurse, wie die Vorstellungen zum Seriellen oder Frugalen Holzbau, über Ziel- und Nutzungskonflikte verraten. Holz-Zentralblatt, 147(35), Article 35.

DATA SETS

  1. 2023

    1. Öney, S., Pathmanathan, N., Becher, M., Sedlmair, M., Weiskopf, D., & Kurzhals, K. (2023). Replication Data for: Visual Gaze Labeling for Augmented Reality Studies. DaRUS. https://doi.org/10.18419/darus-3384
  2. 2022

    1. Orozco, L., Svatoš-Ražnjević, H., & Menges, A. (2022). Stakeholders in Multi-storey Timber Data: 540 Design and Construction Players of 300 Mass-Timber Projects from 2000-2021. DaRUS. https://doi.org/10.18419/DARUS-2740
    2. Svatoš-Ražnjević, H., & Menges, A. (2022). Multi-storey Timber Buildings Data: Architectural and Structural Data on 350 Mass-Timber Projects from 2000-2021. https://doi.org/10.18419/darus-2733

  

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