Person

Dana Saez

M.Sc.
Chair for Structures and Structural Design

Research Associate

Address

Reiff-Museum

Raum R 129.1

Schinkelstr. 1

52062 Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dana Saez (1985) graduated in Architecture from Buenos Aires University (2012). She attended a postgraduate course in Architectural Research at the same University (2013-14). Since then she has been working on the interaction between design and materials research, exploring the physical and expressive potential of different materials using traditional but also digital techniques. She worked as an architect at different architectural offices in Argentina and Germany. She has been Architect-in-Residence at, among others,the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) (2015 and 2018) in the Netherlands. Her work has been exhibited in Argentina, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. She is currently a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair for Structures and Structural Design (TRAKO) at the Faculty of Architecture of RWTH-Aachen, where she focuses her research on innovative building materials for a sustainable built environment (2018-present).

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 98212
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92205

Consultation hours

by appointment
 

Research

Fungal-based building materials
Structural materials for the post-oil era (summer school)

 

Academics

Interdisciplinary Factory Planing 2023/24New building for the Trumpf company
Master ThesisInvestigating Anisotropic Behavior of a Mycelium-Based Composite Material
Structures 2aBachelor's Course Architecture Lesson
Structural materials for the post-oil eraWinter school 2023/24
Integrated project Architecture and ConstructionBachelor's Course Architecture Integrated Project
Master's Course Architecture Research FieldLearning from avian nest constructions
Master's Course ArchitectureBuilding with fungal mycelium - M. Sc. Thesis
Structural materials for the post-oil eraWinter school 2022/23
Honors College Summer SchoolStructural materials for the post-oil era
Mycotectonics: Building with Fungal MyceliumMaster's Course Architecture Project M1
We Clay! Lightweight StructuresMaster's Course Architecture Research Field
ExperimentariumMaster's Course Architecture Research Field
 

Publications

Titel Autor(en)
From experimentation to characterization, a heuristic approach to novel structural materials in architectural education
Contribution to a book (2023)
Saez, Dana Laura (Corresponding author)
Design and natural materials - Innovative approaches for a sustainable future architecture and structural engineering
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2023)
Trautz, Martin
Grizmann, Denis
Seiter, Alex Josef
Moreno Gata, Kevin
Pranjic, Andrija
Saez, Dana Laura
Learning from avian nest constructions
Poster (2023)
Saez, Dana Laura (Corresponding author)
Form dictated by material-specific properties of a mycelium composite
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2023)
Saez, Dana Laura (First author)
Bertsch, Alexandra Anne
Grizmann, Denis
Trautz, Martin
Werner, Anett
Myzelbasierter Lignozellulose-Verbundwerkstoff
Patent (2023)
Saez, Dana Laura
Grizmann, Denis
Werner, Anett
Trautz, Martin
Mycelium-Based Composites with Minimal CO2 Footprint for the Building Industry
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2022)
Trautz, Martin
Saez, Dana Laura
Grizmann, Denis
Werner, Anett
Neue Baumaterialien für die Bioökoomie : Das Potenzial von Pilzen
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2022)
Saez, Dana Laura
Grizmann, Denis
Trautz, Martin
Werner, Anett
Mycelium-based construction materials for the post-oil era
Contribution to a conference proceedings, Journal Article (2022)
Saez, Dana Laura (Corresponding author)
Grizmann, Denis
Trautz, Martin
Werner, Anett
Myzelkomposit als vielseitig einsetzbarer, kreislaufgerechter Werkstoff für das Bauen
Journal Article (2022)
Trautz, Martin
Saez, Dana Laura
Grizmann, Denis
Werner, Anett
Exploring the Binding Capacity of Mycelium and Wood-Based Composites for Use in Construction
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2022)
Saez, Dana Laura (Corresponding author)
Grizmann, Denis
Trautz, Martin
Werner, Anett
Building materials from wood and fungal mycelium for load-bearing structures
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2022)
Saez, Dana Laura
Grizmann, Denis
Trautz, Martin
Werner, Anett
Integration of Algorithm-based Optimization into the Design Process of Industrial Buildings: A Case Study
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Konrad, Mirjam (Corresponding author)
Saez, Dana Laura (Corresponding author)
Trautz, Martin
Sandwich Panels with a Middle Layer of Fungal Mycelium Composite for the Use in a Timber Frame Construction System
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Grizmann, Denis
Saez, Dana Laura
Trautz, Martin
Werner, Anett
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
Analyzing a fungal mycelium and chipped wood composite for use in construction
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Saez, Dana Laura (Corresponding author)
Grizmann, Denis
Trautz, Martin
Werner, Anett
Architectural ceramics influenced by structured materials
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2019)
Saez, Dana Laura (Corresponding author)
Musto, Juan
Trautz, Martin