Lecture: Valentin Koslowski & Julia Koerner

October 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This Thursday, October 13, we will have the engineer Valentin Koslowski (University of Stuttgart, ITKE) and the architect Julia Koerner (UCLA) giving a lecture on “Design strategies for composite building structures”. If you are in the area, please feel free to stop by or to share this information with your friends, and colleagues.

THURSDAY, 10/13/16 2:00PM – 3:30PM

LECTURE TITLE: Design strategies for composite building structures.

Valentin Koslowski, is a Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Biberach, did a structural engineering internship at Schlaich Bergermann and Partner in 2008 and graduated as B.Eng. in 2011. Before he specialized in structural mechanics during his M.Sc. at the Technical University of Munich he worked at Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering and joined the ITKE in 2014.
Valentin’s research is on the engineering and simulation of irregular composite grid shell like structures and load path adapted fiber layups as building structures. Considering anisotropic material behavior and curved shapes to achieve a lightweight construction with a material consistent design detailing approach that allows to place material where it is needed for the load bearing behavior and the insertion of voids in between.
Valentin worked in interdisciplinary teams with architects and biologists on internationally published and built projects and gave invited lectures in Europe and USA.

Julia Körner is an award-winning designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design – specialised in additive manufacturing and robotic technology. Her work stands out, recognised today at the top level of these disciplines, where it has been featured in the National Geographic Magazine, at the Venice Biennale, Paris Haute Couture and institutions such as the FRAC Centre in Orleans, the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Metropolitain Museum of Art in New York to name a few. The constantly intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is the embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic.
Born in Salzburg, Austria; Julia received master degrees in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (with distinction) and the Architectural Association, London. She is currently based between Los Angeles and Salzburg and has previously practiced in London and New York.
Julia is founder of JK Design GmbH, specialising in digital design for 3D-Printing. Her recent collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion weeks. In 2015, Julia launched an entirely 3D-Printed ready-to-wear collection entitled ‘sporophyte’.
Julia is faculty at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Department since 2012; She has held previous academic appointments at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lund University in Sweden and the Architectural Association Visiting School in France and Jordan.