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.Read more
Impact Lecture: Thickness of Impakt with Prof. Hanif Kara
Professor Catherine de Wolf hosted professor Hanif Kara to present his Impact Lecture: Thickness of Impakt. Professor Hanif Kara is a design director of the engineering practice AKT II, based in London, where he leads the firm’s 350 designers and technicians, who collectively offer 50 cultural…
A game changer for concrete casting
SACAC, a manufacturer of concrete pillars, aims to apply digital fabrication methods to reduce production times and increase flexibility. Their collaboration with NCCR DFAB researchers at ETH Zurich delivered remarkable results.
The first internal survey of DFAB alumni from both research and the MAS programme was conducted in February.
For 2020 the Norman Blank prize is awarded to the Eggshell research project, and its applications in the Future Tree project.
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…
22.05.2021 - 21.11.2021
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…
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 challenges.
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…
Join professor Catherine de Wolf as she hosts professor Hanif Kara to present his Impact Lecture: Thickness of Impakt. Professor Hanif Kara is a design director of the engineering practice AKT II, based in London, where he leads the firm’s 350 designers and technicians, who…
Silke Langenberg is Full Professor of Construction Heritage and Preservation at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zürich. With the naming of her professorship, she claimed a new research area at ETH Zurich, which deals with the perception and appreciation of building processes, technical and…