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Professorship Digital Design and Fabrication - DDF

The Professorship Digital Design and Fabrication (DDF) at the Institute for Bulding Design and Technology (IEB) of the KIT Department of Architecture, explores computational design and digital fabrication processes to enable novel digital circular construction concepts. Innovative material and construction systems are prototypically developed on a 1:1 scale at the interface of research and teaching and tested in application-oriented demonstrator projects. This includes all aspects of construction, including architectural design, component production, assembly, reconfiguration as well as disassembly and recycling in an integrated digital process.
The interdisciplinary research of digital construction technologies provides relevant contributions to societal challenges and simultaneously enables the exploration of a novel architectural design and construction repertoire within the framework of research-based teaching.


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Research demonstrators

ReGrow Willow

BUGA 2023

ReGrow Timber Canopy

BUGA 2023

Nail It

Das Fest 2023

Funded Research Projects


The ReSidence project researches digital construction technologies for rapidly renewable resources and combines them into a modular construction for temporary, completely recyclable and waste-free living space extensions. In a synergetic development of both construction methods, their interfaces are explored and combined into a holistic, digitally prefabricated construction system made of natural building materials. For this purpose, a design for supporting structures made of natural fiber composite is being further developed and research is being carried out into how this can be transferred to facade constructions.


Willow Weave

We are happy to share the news that the Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg (MLR) has awarded a 2 million euro research grant to “ReGrow”, a project in which the Professur Digital Design and Fabrication (DDF) participates with other partners.