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
In June interested NCCR researchers participated in a workshop examining the current approaches to interdisciplinary collaboration within different NCCR research Streams.
In June interested NCCR researchers participated in a workshop on Socio-Economic Impact of Digital Fabrication, aimed to help members from all levels of the NCCR to asses the social and economic implications of their work and to develop a use case for their technology.
Concrete is responsible for 8% of our global carbon footprint. Now more than ever, it is imperative to use concrete more efficiently. With optimisation algorithms, we can design complex buildings that use less than half the amount of concrete. Still, we are limited by the available fabrication…
Fast Complexity: Additive Manufacturing for Prefabricated Concrete Slabs
Fast Complexity was developed as a collaboration between Digital Building Technologies (http://dbt.arch.ethz.ch/project/concr...) and Physical Chemistry of Building Materials from ETH Zurich (https://ethz.ch), with the support of NCCR DFAB (http://www.dfab.ch).Concrete is responsible for 8% of our…
Every semester, the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) of the ETH Zurich invites three leading figures from the fields of architecture and construction to contribute to interdisciplinary discussions on the construction of the future and on societal issues such as digitalization, resource efficiency and energy transition.Our third and last…
NCCR Postdoc Ena Lloret-Fritschi will speak about her work on DFAB HOUSE at the Nohrcon conference. DFAB HOUSE – UNIQUE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION How can digital construction change the way we design and build? In Switzerland, the “DFAB HOUSE” opened in 2019. The house is built with digital…
Every semester, the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) of the ETH Zurich invites three leading figures from the fields of architecture and construction to contribute to interdisciplinary discussions on the construction of the future and on societal issues such as…
PhD Presentation: Mechanical Characterization of Integrally-Attached Timber Plate Structures: Experimental Studies and Macro Modeling Technique by Aryan R. Rad
Please feel free to listen to the public presentation of "Mechanical Characterization of Integrally-Attached Timber Plate Structures: Experimental Studies and Macro Modeling Technique" by Aryan R. RadTo join the meeting: https://lnkd.in/djyy2ZM