DFAB Family and Friends Day

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HiLo Opens on NEST

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DFAB supports [y]our 2040

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DFAB HOUSE BetonSuisse21 Award: "A promise for the future"

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Introduction

Initiated in 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 60 researchers from six different academic disciplines collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Empa.

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News

Hi Lo 05

09.10.2021

HiLo Opens on NEST

The HiLo (High Performance, Low Emissions) module has been officially opened at the EMPA NEST. The project hosts office, research and innovation spaces in a 2 storey construct defined by an optimised funicular shell concrete roof.

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Events

2 Digital Bamboo M Kladeftira

22.05.2021 - 21.11.2021

Digital Bamboo at the Venice Biennale

The Digital Bamboo pavilion was designed for easy assembly and dis-assembly as a project by the MAS ETH DFAB. It will next will be exhibited in the Marinaressa Gardens, as part of the European Cultural Center exhibition "Time Space and Existence” which features projects that showcase innovative proposals and utopian dreams of architectural…

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HIB new

05.10.2021

Tomorrow's Timber - On-Line Symposium, 5th October 2021

Tuesday, October 5th the NCCR Digital Fabrication will jointly host the next installment in our Seminar Series on “Innovation and Risk” with Swiss Re. This seminar series is targeted at the wider construction and manufacturing sector, pairing presentations from researchers and innovative practitioners, with experts from…

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01.10.2021

IROS Workshop: Robotic Fabrication: Sensing in Additive Construction

Recent advances in robotic technologies in architecture and civil engineering are pushing the development and integration of sensing solutions, allowing the quasi-real-time adaptation of building processes. Sensing is gradually enabling the handling of unknown or imprecise geometries and unforeseen construction errors and allow for quality inspection…

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27.05.2021

ETH Global Lecture Series: No Time to Waste

Online Event - Sage Lenier, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and Philippe Block, professor at ETH Zurich, discuss the topic of sustainability from their own research perspectives and how they would tackle societal and architectural…

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Design IDL Opening Event Flyer

27.05.2021

Design++ and Immersive Design Lab Opening Event

During the event, you will hear about research perspectives from the diverse and interconnected domains of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science. The event will also feature the opening of the Immersive Design Lab (IDL) which was initiated and implemented by Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich. The event will be held online via Zoom,…

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