Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek at by KIT

2018 symposium by the KIT Faculty of Architecture

Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek gave a lecture about the fundamental problem of our immense consumption of resources at the symposium, held by the KIT Faculty of Architecture in November 2018. He appealed to all of us to build for more people with less material. In his opinion, lightweight material design, lightweight structures and systemic lightweight design are possible approaches to a solution.

In his lecture “building more with less” at the symposium, he creates the basic knowledge for sustainable solutions in the building industry by first of all giving numbers that explain and make tangible the enormous consumption of resources of our time.

Werner Sobek has been working at the University of Stuttgart since 1994. He headed the Institute of Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) till April 2020 and conducts research on adaptive structures and building envelopes. The ILEK researches a broad spectrum of sustainable and resource-efficient construction: from the optimised interior design of individual components to new planning and production methods and adaptive structures and building envelopes. Various experimental buildings and prototypes in and around the institute serve to transfer the investigated concepts into practical application.