Person

Kevin Moreno Gata

M.Sc.

Address

Reiff-Museum

Raum R 127.1

Schinkelstr. 1

52062 Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin is a multi-disciplinary researcher whose interests lie at the intersection of architectural design, mechanical engineering, and fabrication. 

 

He is a research associate at RWTH Aachen University, working at the Chair of Structures and Structural Design. Before this, he was a visiting scholar in the Building Technology Lab at MIT, Massachusetts, and a consultant designer for sculpture design and fabrication in Madrid and New York. He holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Alcala, Madrid. He is a member of the Chamber of Architects of Madrid, Spain, where he does his architectural practice.

 

His research interests include the automation of the design and the analysis of singular structures, shell constructions, the design of mobile transformable systems, such as folding structures, and robotic manufacturing processes.

 

He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on the simulation of natural topological structures through the guidance of growth trajectories, using living trees and their sequential mechanical growth as a case study. The research objective is to establish a natural-digital understanding and strategy to design efficient timber structures.

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 98215
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92205
 

Research

Growth Simulation
Tree growth experiment
Machined Ceramics
​Convertible Folding Structures

 

Academics

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Structures 1Bachelor's Course Architecture Lesson
Structures 2aBachelor's Course Architecture Lesson
TWL I (formerly Basic Structures)Bachelor's Course Architecture Lesson
Repair itMaster's Course Architecture Impromptu
Interdisciplinary Factory PlanningMaster's Course Architecture Project M1
M1 - The Growing TowerMaster's Course Architecture Project M1
Metal Shell StructuresMaster's Course Architecture Project M1
Transformable ArchitecturesMaster's Course Architecture Project M3
IASS Pavilion ContestMaster's Course Architecture Research Field
 

Publications

Titel Autor(en)
Repair it with additive manufacturing: an approach to the circular economy in architectural education
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Saez, Dana Laura (Corresponding author)
Moreno Gata, Kevin
Trautz, Martin
Study and Simulation of Self-formation for Local Tree Growth
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Moreno Gata, Kevin (Corresponding author)
Musto, Juan (Corresponding author)
Pranjic, Andrija (Corresponding author)
Trautz, Martin (Corresponding author)
Guiding the Tree Growth for Timber Structures Design
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Moreno Gata, Kevin (Corresponding author)
Grizmann, Denis (Corresponding author)
Trautz, Martin (Corresponding author)
DI-Terial - Development of Sensory-Informed Design-to-Fabrication Processes for the Efficient Use and Robotic Production of Discarded One-Off Hardwood Elements
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Amtsberg, Felix (Corresponding author)
Moreno Gata, Kevin (Corresponding author)
Huang, Yijiang (Corresponding author)
Marshall, Daniel (Corresponding author)
Mueller, Caitlin (Corresponding author)
Structural Up-cycling : Matching Digital and Natural Geometry
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Amtsberg, Felix
Huang, Yijiang
Marshall, Daniel
Moreno Gata, Kevin
Mueller, Caitlin
Growing Construction Components : Design and simulation strategy for self-formation following tree growth
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2020)
Moreno Gata, Kevin (Corresponding author)
Musto, Juan
Trautz, Martin (Corresponding author)