Interviewed by Espazium in latest special issue

Interviewed by Espazium in latest special issue

25. June 2021

Zirkuläre Architektur / Architecture circulaire / Architettura circolare Jan Brütting’s doctoral work, and more generally research activities at the Structural Xploration Lab, are featured in the latest tri-lingual special issue…

Works featured in “Werk, Bauen+Wohnen”

Works featured in “Werk, Bauen+Wohnen”

27. May 2021

Werk, Bauen + Wohnen 5/2021 Recent research results produced at the Structural Xploration Lab, EPFL are discussed in the latest issue of the Werk, Bauen + Wohnen magazine (issue 5-2021 “Marterialkreislauf”). Werk, Bauen +…

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2020

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2020

28. April 2021

Jan Brütting and colleagues from the Structural Xploration Lab (SXL) present their research on kit-of-parts structures at the Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) conference. AAG is a conference where both…

New journal paper in Automation in Construction

New journal paper in Automation in Construction

4. March 2021

Design and fabrication of a reusable kit of parts for diverse structures A promising strategy to enable structural component reuse consists in designing a bespoke kit of parts whose elements…

Expert Lecture – Workshop – Circular Economy in Structural Design

Expert Lecture – Workshop – Circular Economy in Structural Design

10. January 2021

DRIVEN is an incubation program aiming to embed advanced computational design strategies in early stage entrepreneurship for a Circular Economy. As part of their training program, DRIVEN is frequently hosting workshops…

fib Conceptual Design of Structures 2021

fib Conceptual Design of Structures 2021

7. November 2020

Jan Brütting has been invited to join the Scientific Committee of the symposium. This second edition of the Conceptual Design of Structures Symposia will take place in Attisholz, Switzerland from…

Circular Strategies – Towards a sustainable built environment

Circular Strategies – Towards a sustainable built environment

2. October 2020

Jan Brütting (SXL) has been invited to present his work at the symposium “CIRCULAR STRATEGIES – Towards a sustainable built environment” at the Institute of Architecture of the University of Applied…

The quest for the ‘good’ structural form

The quest for the ‘good’ structural form

25. June 2020

FAI Geneva – Interface 31 – June 2020 “Pour la bonne forme, ingénierie structurale et usage raisonné des ressources”.The latest issue of Interface explores recent research developments in Switzerland related to the…

Optimum design of frame structures from a stock of reclaimed elements

Optimum design of frame structures from a stock of reclaimed elements

2. June 2020

New journal publication in Frontiers in Built Environment New journal publication “Optimum design of frame structures from a stock of reclaimed elements” in the open access journal Frontiers in Built Environment – Special Topic: Structural…

Works by SXL featured in the book “Upcycling”

Works by SXL featured in the book “Upcycling”

6. May 2020

The research of SXL is featured in the new book “Upcycling” by Daniel Stockhammer (ed.). The book “Upcycling – Reuse and Repurposing as a Design Principle in Architecture” by Daniel…

Talk at ITA – ETH Zürich

Talk at ITA – ETH Zürich

3. March 2020

The Chair for Structural Design – Prof. Joseph Schwartz invites Jan Brütting to present his research to ETHZ’s Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA). The lunch talk will take place on March 5th…

New journal paper in Energy & Buildings

New journal paper in Energy & Buildings

13. February 2020

Environmental impact minimization of reticular structures made of reused and new elements through Life Cycle Assessment and Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Just because components are reused doesn’t mean it is the…

Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is reused

Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is reused

10. January 2020

SXL contribution to special issue of ‘The Structural Engineer’, January 2020 Corentin Fivet and Jan Brütting (Structural Xploration Lab, EPFL) contributed to the latest issue of The Structural Engineer. From digital skills…

1-to-3: Three pavilions sharing the same stock

1-to-3: Three pavilions sharing the same stock

8. October 2019

SXL’s entry at the IASS 2019 Pavilions Expo, October 7-10, 2019. With “1to3”, the Structural Xploration Lab shows the design of one bespoke kit of parts to build three structures of different…

Jan Brütting awarded the IASS Hangai Prize

Jan Brütting awarded the IASS Hangai Prize

6. October 2019

Delivered every year by the International Association for Shell ans Spatial Structures, the Hangai prize recognizes talented young researchers, designers, and engineers working in the field of shell and spatial structures. The award…

Structures & Architecture 2019

Structures & Architecture 2019

24. July 2019

International Conference on Structures and Architecture – ICSA 2019, July 24-26, 2019 – Lisbon Jan Brütting is participating in this year’s International Conference on Structures and Architecture – ICSA 2019, held…

Research and Design Workshop on Circular Economy

Research and Design Workshop on Circular Economy

2. July 2019

July 2nd, 2019 — 1-4 PM — smart living lab (Halle Bleue, Fribourg) This Tuesday July 2nd, the smart living lab is hosting an expert workshop on the circular economy in the…

Interviewed for IABSE ‘Future of Design’ NYC

Interviewed for IABSE ‘Future of Design’ NYC

25. April 2019

The reuse of structural components for multiple service lifes Jan Brütting has been interviewed by Future Of Design NYC. The interview is a preamble to the IABSE symposium that will take place on…

Design of Truss Structures through Reuse

Design of Truss Structures through Reuse

3. April 2019

New publication in Structures vol 18, April 2019 This paper presents structural optimization techniques to design truss structures that make best use of a given stock of structural components. Still…

Buildings as Material Banks – A Pathway for a Circular Future, Brussels, February 6-7, 2019

Buildings as Material Banks – A Pathway for a Circular Future, Brussels, February 6-7, 2019

5. February 2019

The Reuse of Load-Bearing Systems How far can we go when it comes to reuse load-bearing systems for new purposes? What are state-of-the-art design principles and methods? What are the…

VUB – Parametric design of transformable structures

VUB – Parametric design of transformable structures

25. October 2018

Student Lecture Jan Brütting is invited to present the ongoing research initiatives of the Structural Xploration Lab in the Master course “Parametric design of transformable structures” taught by Prof. Niels…

Presentation at the IASS 2018

Presentation at the IASS 2018

16. July 2018

Papers at the Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, at MIT, Boston. July 16-20, 2018 Jan Brütting is presenting with Julieta Moradei a paper co-authored…

Mobility Award winner 2018

Mobility Award winner 2018

25. June 2018

Jan Brütting receives EDCE PhD Mobility Award 2018 I am currently developing my PhD research at the Structural Xploration Lab (SXL), which is part of the smart living lab in Fribourg. We conduct research…

Swiss premiere F. Otto ‘Spanning the Future’ + lecture by J. Lienhard

Swiss premiere F. Otto ‘Spanning the Future’ + lecture by J. Lienhard

30. October 2017

On 20 November, the Structural Xploration Lab (SXL) will host the Swiss premiere of the movie “Frei Otto, Spanning the Future”, with screening scheduled at 12:00 in Project Room and 19:00 in…

The ski pavilion at the Biennale Architecture Lyon

The ski pavilion at the Biennale Architecture Lyon

8. June 2017

The ski pavilion developed by the Structural Xploration Lab (smart living lab, ENAC) took part in the grand opening of the biennale of architecture lyon (BAL) in the Sucrière, Lyon,…

ArchDaily Building of the Year 2017 – small scale architecture

ArchDaily Building of the Year 2017 – small scale architecture

9. February 2017

The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 has been selected as the winner of the 2017 ArchDaily Building of the Year Award in the Small Scale Architecture category. With two weeks of…

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015/16

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015/16

12. May 2016

The construction of the new ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015/15 has been finished and is now presented to the public. Find here a full description of the project. (c) ICD/ITKE