Jos Tomlow



Born 1951 in Roermond, Holland, Dutch nationality.


Title/Profession: Prof. Dr.-Ing.; since 1995 teaching Art and Achitectural History at the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (FH) in Zittau (Saxony, Germany).


Architectural training at the Technical University of Delft, Holland, degree bouwkundig ingenieur 1982; In Period 1982-1995 in Stuttgart, Germany, guest and scientific assistant at the Institute for lightweight structures (IL), directed by Frei Otto/Werner Sobek, in sub-project SFB 230 C3 "History of structural design" (direction Graefe/Ramm); 1986 doctoral degree of Stuttgart University on the Hanging Model by Antoni Gaudí 1986, Examiners: Frei Otto and Jürgen Joedicke.


Cooperation in conservation projects on different levels (conservation reports, photographic documentation, measured drawings and archtectural models, design proposals, building and restoration, drawn reconstructions, structural analysis, publications and exhibitions).


Professional specialities: Gaudinism, History of structural design, vaults and lightweight structures, History of the use of complex geometry in architecture (late-gothic geometry, polyhedra, ruled surfaces), Wood building traditions in Saxony, Technical aspects of Modern Movement Architecture (DOCOMOMO ISC-T member), architectural and structural consult, city planning history of Zittau.


Since 2004 studies on the history of Building Physics in relationship with the Modern Movement.


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