Prior Research

2009 - 2010 KREMLAS - Development of a creative evolutionary design method for layout problems in architecture and urban planning

Layout tasks in architecture and urban planning are of key importance. Arrangement of plots, buildings, rooms or components are creatively coordinatedto fit proportionally on different layers and scales. Many computer-based optimization techniques have been tried to develop solution to complex layout problems. However, these studies generally lack the crucial creative interface compontent. It has become clear that pure optimization methods for design tasks are not a realistic solution, and no effective mixed solution for computer-based design support has yet been realized.



2008 - 2013 Methods and materials for user-oriented renovation, funded by the BMBF research program

The goal of this research project is to develop innovative methods and techniques for user-oriented economic building renovation, in order to further strengthen the technology level of the Weimar region in the field of building renovation.



2007 - 2008 Digitizing existing buildings as a basis for project decisions for renovation, funded by the Research Initiative and the future construction of BMVBS and BBR

The aim of the project is to reduce costs and minimize risks in modernization projects by increasing the predictablity of planning and optimizing workflow. The developed tools and approaches are aimed at the early stages of planning, since the decisions made early on have a major impact on all the subsequent processes and thus hold the greatest potential for process optimization.



2006 - 2008 Spatial Augmented Reality for Architecture – Projection-based technology for on-site collection, visualization and simulation, funded by the German Research Foundation

This project works to support possibilites of directly designing on site. The use of a mobile projection-based technology are being developed to augment the planning process of existing buildings research based on linking 3-D models and other digital information. Two key priorities are treated, which are closely interlinked. Firstly, the development of the technological for mobile projection (monoscopic as well as stereoscopic) directly onto existing large surface areas. The second focuses on the investigations of interactive information visualization to support the early phases of the architectural design to be carried out in the existing structure.



1999 - 2006 Collaborative Research Centre 524 "Materials and Structures for the revitalization of buildings"–projects based on supporting existing architecture: tools and methods for the architectural survey, funded by the German Research Foundation

The understanding of the built environment is achieved by recording data from different levels of abstraction. This data, collectedin the form of complex geometry, multi-media information or oral explaination, is information which is often poorly structure. This research is to focuess on developing new concepts for the recording of the condition of buildings to be used for urban planning.



1997 Research project "BIS" (Building Information Systems) system for structurally collecting, processing, managing and analysis of digital building information", sponsored by the State of Thüringen

The goal of the project is to apply new computative and analysis techniques and tools to the workflow of information regarding existing architecture and urban conditions. In thios project we work to design and implementatio na prototype system for the structured collection, processing, management and analysis of digital building information for existing architectural objects.