A large number of research and development projects are currently in progress at the TUM Department of Architecture. The range of topics extends from architectural informatics and historical building research to contemporary urban and spatial development and the testing of sustainable and resource-saving building techniques. A selection of current research highlights:
Development of foundations for a paradigm shift for a circular economy in timber construction.
Development of Building Information Modeling solutions for project collaboration in the value chain of industrially manufactured timber buildings.
Investigate the architectural implications of mobile robotics for AM in construction and develop methods for its implementation.
Examination of analog collages for their modes of making and the resulting architectural issues.
Duration: since 2020
Realization of a zero energy standard for three student residences on the TUM Campus Garching.
Analysis of Munich's post-war architecture, its design intentions and design innovations, and their relevance to the present day.
Development of a lightweight, climate-adaptive and flexible membrane roofing system that counteracts heat islands through its reflective effect.
ECOlogical building enveLOPES: a game-changing design approach for regenerative urban ecosystems
Investigating the establishment of craft and art research and design in public spaces in teaching.
Duration: since 2017
In-depth impact research acceptance of renewable energy considering nature and landscape conservation (UFOPLAN 2020).
Dealing with historic concrete repairs. Evaluation and handling of previous repair measures in exposed concrete buildings of the high modern era.
Develop innovative evaluation methods for sustainable transportation investments.
Development of a Methodology for Non-Destructive Studies of Wall Paintings in Situ.
Studies of Munich ground floors and the character of streets as a link between urban space and buildings within the urban structure.
Investigation of local adaptation of building knowledge, involved media, scales, techniques and typologies of colonial architecture.
Duration: since 03.2021
Car-reduced neighborhoods for a livable city.