Eike Schling

Prof. Dr.-Ing., Architekt

Eike Schling lehrt und forscht in den Bereichen Architekturgeometrie, Tragkonstruktionen und computergestützte Methoden, mit dem Ziel neue Möglichkeiten für den konstruktionsbewussten Entwurf zu finden. Dabei arbeitet er interdisziplinär mit Mathematikern und Ingenieuren, und entwickelt einfache Lösungen für komplexe Leichtbaustrukturen, ohne die Gestaltungsfreiheit einzuschränken.

Eike Schling schloss seine Promotion zum Thema "Repetitive Structures" im Jahr 2018 am Lehrstuhl für Tragwerkslehre der Technischen Universität München mit Auszeichnung ab. Von 2019-2024 hielt er die Tenure Track Professorship for Architectural Structures an der University of Hong Kong, und gestaltete internationale Projekte in Asien und Europa. In Hongkong wurde er Gremiumsmitglied des HKIA / ARB Professional Assessment Committee of Hong Kong. Seit 2023 engagiert sich Eike Schling in der International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) und ist Mitbegründer der Architectural Geometry Working Group 22.

Als Architekt kombiniert Eike Schling strukturelles und geometrisches Wissen, um komplexe Entwürfe in allen Maßstäben zu realisieren. Seine Zusammenarbeit mit Künstlern, Ingenieuren und Herstellern hat innovative Räume und Gitterschalen in Deutschland und Hongkong hervorgebracht. Als Computational Designer arbeitete er mit PLP Architecture in London (2009-2012) an Großprojekte wie dem Francis Crick Research Institute, One Bishopsgate Hotel & Residential Highrise und Nova Victoria Office Development und mit Koch + Partner Architekten in München (2012-2015) an dem T2-Satelliten des Münchner Flughafens.

© Julian Martitz
© Julian Martitz

CURRICULUM VITAE

since 01.2024 Tenure Track Professor in Structural Design, Institute für Entwerfen und Konstruieren, Leibniz University of Hannover

since 07.2023 Co-Chair of the Working Group Architectural Geometry, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, IASS

2023 Member of the HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment Committee

04.2020 - 08.2020 TUM Global Visiting Professor, Faculty of Architecture

09.2019 – 01.2024 Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Architectural Structures, The University of Hong Kong, Department of Architecture

30.10.2018 Dissertation: Repetitive Structures at TUM, Chair of Structural Design, Advisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Barthel, Prof. Dr. Helmut Pottmann

04.2012 - 08.2019 Academic Counselor, Chair of Structural Design, Prof. Rainer Barthel, TU Munich

11.2012 - 03.2015 Architect (BYAK) at Koch+Partner Architects, Munich

12.2009 - 10.2012 Architect (ARB) at PLP Architecture, Munich

03.2009 - 11.2009 Architectural Assistant at Donath Bickel Architects, Munich

05.2008 - 03.2009 Architectural Assistant at Auer+Weber+Associates, Munich

2002-2008 Architectural studies at the Technical University of Munich

2006-2007 Architectural Studies (MA) at McGill University, Montreal


AWARDS

2022 Faculty Teaching Award 2022, HKU

2020 Metal Construction Award, [Category Special Construction: Hotel Intergroup, Asymptotic Canopy]

2019 Dr. Marschall Prize for Innovative Research, Technical University of Munich

2018 Finalist, Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018 [Category: Stahl im Bauwesen]

2017 Project Sponsorship, “Dr. Marschall Stiftung” [Faculty for Architecture, TUM]

2011 1st Prize, “BE Inspired 2011” [Generative Design Category]

2008 1st Prize, “Pininfarina Design Award 2008” [Architectural Category]

2008 1st Prize, “Deutscher Stahlbaupreis 2008”, German Steel Award, [National Award]

2006 1st Prize, “MAIV-Award” [Munich Engineering and Architecture Award]

2005-08 German National Merit Foundation [National Student Scholarship]


PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation

Schling, Eike (2018): Repetitive Structures - Design and construction of curved support structures with repetitive parameters [summa cum laude]. Technische Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur, Lehrstuhl für Tragwerksplanung. DOI: 10.14459/2018md1449869. ISBN: 978-3-938660-39-3

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

Wan, Zongshuai; D'Acunto, Pierluigi; Schling, Eike (2024): Structural behaviour of asymptotic geodesic hybrid timber gridshells. In: Engineering Structures. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2024.117918 

Wan, Zongshuai; Schling, Eike (2022): Structural behaviour of asymptotic geodesic hybrid timber gridshells. In: Engineering Structures. Under Review

Wang, Bolun; Wang, Hui; Schling, Eike; Pottmann, Helmut (2023): Rectifying Strip Patterns. In ACM Trans. Graph. 42 (6), pp. 1–18. DOI: 10.1145/3618378

Douthe, Cyril; Mitchell, Toby; Schling, Eike (2023): New Working Group 22 on "Architectural Geometry". Announcement 64 (3), p. 150. DOI: 10.20898/j.iass.2023

Wan, Zongshuai; Schling, Eike (2022): Structural behaviour of an asymptotic curtain wall stiffened with lamella couplings. In: Journal of Structural Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2023.107938

Oberbichler, Thomas; Schling, Eike (2022): Tracing curvature paths on trimmed multipatch surfaces. In Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2023.01.033

Schling, Eike; Wang, Hui; Hoyer, Sebastian; Pottmann, Helmut (2022): Designing asymptotic geodesic hybrid gridshells. In Computer-Aided Design 152 (0010-4485), p. 103378. DOI: 10.1016/j.cad.2022.103378.

Wan, Zongshuai; Schling, Eike (2022): Structural principles of an asymptotic lamella curtain wall. In Thin-Walled Structures 180, p. 109772. Available online at doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2022.109772

Schling, Eike; Wan, Zongshuai (2022): A geometry-based design approach and structural behaviour for an asymptotic curtain wall system. In Journal of Building Engineering, p. 104432. DOI: 10.1016/j.jobe.2022.104432

Schling, Eike; Rainer Barthel (2021): Šuchov’s bent networks: The impact of network curvature on Šuchov’s gridshell designs. In: STRUCTURES Volume 29, February 2021, Pages 1496-1506. DOI: org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.12.021

Tutsch, Joram; Hipper, Andreas; Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer (2017): Modulare Stahllamellenhallen von Hugo Junkers. Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen für eine denkmalgerechte Instandsetzung. In: Bautechnik 94 (3), S. 161–169. DOI: 10.1002/bate.201600071

Peer-Reviewed Proceedings

Schling, Eike; Wan, Zongshuai; Wang, Hui; D’Acunto, Pierluigi (2023): Asymptotic Geodesic Hybrid Timber Gridshell. With assistance of Holzbau Amann GmbH, Eberhard Brandl GmbH. In Kathrin Dörfler, Jan Knippers, Achim Menges, Stefana Parascho, Helmut Pottmann, Thomas Wortmann (Eds.): Advances in Architectural Geometry 2023: de Gruyter, pp. 97–110. DOI: 10.1515/9783111162683-008

Schling, Eike; Schikore, Jonas (2022): Morphology of Kinetic Asymptotic Grids. In Christoph Gengnagel, Olivier Baverel, Giovanni Betti, Mariana Popescu, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Jan Wurm (Eds.): Towards Radical Regeneration. Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2022. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 374–393. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-13249-0_31.

Schling, Eike; Hsu, Chih Lin; Ma, Muye (2021): Asymptotic building envelope. Combining the benefits of asymptotic and principal curvature layouts. With the assistance of GOMORE. In Anastasia Globa, Jeroen van Ameijde, Adam Fingrut, Nayeon Kim, Tian Tian Sky Lo (Eds.): Projections. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. CAADRIA 2021, vol. 1. Hong Kong, pp. 341–350. Available online: papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/caadria2021_293.pdf

Jiang, Caigui; Wang, Cheng; Schling, Eike; Pottmann, Helmut (2021): Computational design and optimization of quad meshes based on diagonal meshes. In Olivier Baverel, Helmut Pottmann, Caitlin Mueller, Tomohiro Tachi (Eds.): Advances in Architectural Geometry 2021. Paris, pp. 38-60.

Available at: thinkshell.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AAG2020_03_Jiang.pdf

Schikore, Jonas; Schling, Eike; Bauer, Anna M.; Oberbichler Thomas (2021): Kinetics and Design of Semi-Compliant Grid Mechanisms. In Olivier Baverel, Helmut Pottmann, Caitlin Mueller, Tomohiro Tachi (Eds.): Advances in Architectural Geometry 2021. Paris, pp. 108-129.

Available at: thinkshell.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AAG2020_06_Schikore.pdf

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer (2019): Repetitive Structures. In Christoph Gengnagel, Olivier Baverel, Jane Burry, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Stefan Weinzierl (eds.): Impact: Design With All Senses. Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2019, pp. 360-375. Springer, ISBN: 978-3-030-29828-9. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29829-6_29

Schling, Eike; Kilian, Martin; Wang, Hui; Schikore, Jonas; Pottmann, Helmut (2018): Design and Construction of Curved Support Structures with Repetitive Parameters. In Lars Hesselgren, Karl-Gunnar Olsson, Axel Kilian, Samar Malek, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Chris Williams (Eds.): Advances in Architectural Geometry 2018. 1. Auflage. Wien: Klein Publishing, pp. 140–165. Available at: www.dmg.tuwien.ac.at/geom/ig/publications/curvedsupport/curvedsupport.pdf

Schling, Eike; Hitrec, Denis; Barthel, Rainer (2017): Designing Grid Structures Using Asymptotic Curve Networks. In: Klaas de Rycke, Christoph Gengnagel, Olivier Baverel, Jane Burry, Caitlin Mueller, Minh Man Nguyen et al. (Ed.): Humanizing Digital Reality. Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017. Singapore: Springer Singapore, pp. 125–140. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-6611-5_12.

Book Chapters

Schling, Eike; Rainer Barthel (2021): Šuchovs gebogene Netze – Krümmung und Verformung. in ‘Vladimir Šuchov’, Ed. Rainer Graefe 2020, Innsbruck.

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer (2021): Experimentelle zweifach gekrümmte Gitterstrukturen. With assistance of Denis Hitrec. In Jakob Schoof (Ed.): Struktur und Natur. Holztragwerke. With assistance of Charlotte Petereit Roland Pawlitschko. Munich: DETAIL Verlag, pp. 24–29, DOI: 10.11129/9783955535513

Schling, Eike (2015): Modular Structures. In: T. U.M. Fakultät für Architektur (Hg.): Jahrbuch 2015. Year Book. München: Technische Universität München, S. 148–151. Online available: issuu.com/magazin.ar.tum/docs/jahrbuch2015_web

Conference Papers (Abstract reviewed)

Schling, Eike; Jonas Schikore, Thomas Oberbichler: (2021): D-Nets on rotational surfaces. Equilibrium gridshell layout, symmetric to the principal stress directions. Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2021, Surrey. Available at: eikeschling.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/211115_schling_schikore_oberbichler_d-nets.pdf

Schling, Eike; Hitrec, Denis; Schikore, Jonas; Barthel, Rainer (2017): Design and Construction of the Asymptotic Pavilion. In: K.-U Bletzinger, Eugenio Oñate und B. Kröplin (Ed.): VIII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures. STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2017. Barcelona: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), S. 178–189. Online available: congress.cimne.com/membranes2017/frontal/Doc/Ebook2017.pdf

Eversmann, Philipp; Schling, Eike; Ihde, André; Louter, Christian (2016): Low Cost Double Curvature. Geometrical and Structural Potentials of Rectangular, Cold-Bent Glass Construction. In: K. Kawaguchi, M. Ohsaki und T. Takeuchi (Ed.): Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2016: IASS. Available at: mediatum.ub.tum.de/doc/1468895/1468895.pdf

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer; Ihde, André; Tutsch, Joram; Huth, Sebastian (2015): Bending-Activated Tensegrity. In: Eugenio Oñate, K.-U Bletzinger und B. Kröplin (Hg.): Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures VII. Barcelona: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE). Available at: www.researchgate.net/publication/317096037_Bending-Activated_Tensegrity

Professional Journals

Medebach, Johannes; Schling, Eike (2023): Asymptotic Geodesic Timber Vault. Gitterschalen mal einfach. Komplexe Strukturen aus einfachen Holzbrettern – ein Forschungs- und Bauprojekt beschäftigt sich mit der Konstruktion von leichten Gitterschalen. In München entstand mit dem „Asymptotic Geodesic Timber Vault“ ein Testbau. University of Hong Kong, Technical University of Munich (8117275). Available online at www.baunetz-campus.de, updated on 1/3/2023, checked on 1/10/2023

Schling, Eike (2018): Komplexe Formen einfach bauen: Die Asymptotische Gitterschale der TU München. In: structure-magazine.de, 17.12.2018. Availabel at: www.structure-magazin.de/artikel/komplexe-formen-einfach-bauen-die-asymptotische-gitterschale-der-tu-muenchen-33474/

Schling, Eike (2018): Forschung für "freien" Stahlbau. In M&T Metallhandwerk (3.2018), pp. 12–14.

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer (2017): Experimental Studies on the Construction of Doubly Curved Structures. Fachwissen. In: DETAILstructure 10/17 (01), pp. 52–56.

Schling, Eike (2017): Aufwendiges einfacher planen. Ratgeber Produktivität. In: M&T Metallhandwerk (10.2017), pp. 32–34.

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer; Tutsch, Joram (2014): Freie Form - experimentelle Tragstruktur. In: Bautechnik 91 (12), S. 859–868. DOI: 10.1002/bate.201400086

Posters

Kilian, Martin; Wang, Hui; Schling, Eike; Schikore, Jonas; Pottmann, Helmut (2018): Curved Support Structures and Meshes with Spherical Vertex Stars. In - (Ed.): ACM SIGGRAPH 2018. ACM SIGGRAPH 2018. Vancouver, Canada, August 2018: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/3230744.3230787

Schling, Eike; Hitrec, Denis (2016): Asymptotic Gridshell. Using Asymptotic Lines to Construct the Curved Support Structure of a Minimal Surface. In: Advances in Architectural Geometry. Poster. Zurich, 9/9/2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24792.90887