Ongoing Research Projects

During the last years a wide range of research topics started at the department of architecture. The different topics and the results were developed from different persons and groups, who burn for the field of research.

Design! Build! Grow!

Professorship for Green Technologies in Landscape Architecture; Prof. Ferdinand Ludwig; Wilfrid Middleton M.Eng.; Qiguan Shu M.A.

Social-ecological research: the city, a transformation space

Dr.-Ing. Julia Brasche; Dr. rer. nat. Simone Linke; Prof. Dr. Werner Lang

3D printing with salt

Martino Hutz; Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Florian Musso

Collect / Research / Exhibit: Landschaftsarchitektur als neues kuratorisches Aufgabenfeld

Sina Brückner-Amin; Chair of History of Architecture and Curatorial Practice; Architekturmuseum TU Munich, Prof. Dr. phil. Andres Lepik

Deep Adaptation in Urban Design

Dr. Daniel Zwangsleitner; Elettra Carnelli, MSc; Professorship of Urban Design
Prof. Benedikt Boucsein

Timber-loam hybrid floorslabs

Julian Trummer TT Professorship for Digital Fabrication, Prof. Dr. Kathrin Dörfler

Quantifying spatial wellbeing

Bilge Kobas, M.Sc., Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer

Vertical open spaces

Isabel Zintl M.A., Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig, Kristina Pujkilovic B.Eng.

Opening BIM in a new dimension

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzold, Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schubert, Anirudh Nandavar


Dr.-Ing. Claudia Hemmerle, Elisabeth Faßbender, Lea Bogischef, Manuel De Borja Torrejón, Akhila Jambagi

Structural Investigations into Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges

Prof. Ferdinand Ludwig, Wilfrid Middleton, Qiguan Shu

Agricultural Lighting Design

Prof. Ferdinand Ludwig, Prof. Hannelore Deubzer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hausladen, Mariana Yordanova

Urban Climate Canopy

Prof. Ferdinand Ludwig, Lorenz Boigner, Prof. Thomas Auer, Daniele Santucci, Ata Chokhachian

Bamboo Connection Systems 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Barthel, Prof. Dipl. Des. Fritz Frenkler, Jonas Schikore, Tobias Bahne

Simulation-based design planning in an urban context, taking into account aspects of energy and climate

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzold, Prof. Thomas Auer, Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schubert

Experimental Structures: Designing gridshells with asymptotic line networks

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Barthel, Eike Schling, Denis Hitrec

3d envelope

Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Moritz Mungenast

Density + Urban Microclimate: Coupling City Information Modeling

Prof. Thomas Auer, Prof. Mark Michaeli, Prof. Gebhard Wulfhorst, Ata Chokhachian

Big Data based Design : Analysing Regional Economic Development for a Decision Supporting Framework​

Prof. Alain Thierstein, Prof. Frank Petzold, Fabian Wenner, Benedict Rechenberg

Impact of Microclimate on People Flows in dense Urban Space

Prof. Thomas Auer,  Dipl.- Ing. Arch. Daniele Santucci, M.Sc.