About Laura Kiesewetter
Laura is a research associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning, as well as a Master of Science from the Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) program at the University of Stuttgart. During her studies, she worked for architecture and facade practices in Stuttgart and London. Her research focuses on advanced computational design and construction technologies of novel material systems and their integration in the built environment. In parallel to her PHD in which she explores materially programmed building components with wood she founded the startup hylo tech. Together with Dr. Dylan Wood they use computational design and patented fabrication methods to explore new functionality in wood construction ranging from self-shaping furniture to lightweight, load bearing, curved building components.