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
Aryan Rezaei Rad, former Postdoc at NCCR DFAB and iBOIS EPFL, has been appointed Assistant Professor at UofT.
Farzaneh Eskandari is a researcher at IBOIS at EPFL. Her research focuses on investigating the potential of advanced robots for automating wood shingle sheathing. Farzaneh works with digital tools and machines to revive traditional architecture and heritage.
Researchers from all professorships of the NCCR Digital Fabrication met for the NCCR dfab Interdisciplinary Collaboration Workshop. In various exercises, researchers explored their "Individual Collaboration Readiness” and began setting up their Collaboration Plan for projects.
13.09.2023 - 15.09.2023
The Future of Construction 2023 Symposium provides a platform to discuss about novel human-machine collaborations in design and construction. Together we will raise questions about how complementary skills—the accuracy and speed of machines and their ability to crunching large amounts of data, jointly with our capacity as humans to…
14.09.2023 - 16.09.2023
HIGH-TECH HERITAGE: (IM)PERMANENCE OF INNOVATIONThe conference focuses on High-Tech Architecture of the 1970s to the 1990s as heritage, aiming to create an architectural-historical basis for further research on their preservation. This offers the opportunity to discuss the examples that have already been…
The Digital Circular Economy Lab (DiCE Lab) is hosting a webinar on digitalization for circularity with a focus on digital fabrication. The NCCR DFAB Professors Philippe Block and Benjamin Dillenburger from ETH Zürich will speak as well as Alexandre Dubor from Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.The…