Natural Fibre Reinforce Polymers (NFRP) pose an alternative to timber products in construction industry, at the same time offering broader possibilities of geometrical customization through a range of additive fabrication methods. Understanding both advantages and constraints of natural fibres in composite production processes allow to rethink how flax and hemp – plants utilized by humans for centuries – can have a positive impact on sustainable design & construction practice.
Piotr Baszyński is an architect and a research associate at the department of Biobased Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture (BioMat) at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart. His prior experience as a practicing architect and co-founder of a [winkle] design group, realizing projects of public buildings and spaces for local communities, drew his attention to the problem of use of materials from renewable resources in architecture. In his research work at BioMat/ITKE he investigates the impact of using natural fibres in biocomposite components production on building design and construction processes.
ASK.lectures – Piotr Baszyński
- Date: Monday, 5th June 2023
- Time: 17.00h (CET)
- Title: Explorations in design and fabrication with Natural Fibre Reinforce Polymers
- Location: Faculty of Architecture Warsaw University of Technology, ul. Koszykowa 55, 00-659 Warsaw, Room 103