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
“be brilliant, be honest and work hard. Good tech, is gender-free”. We Shape Tech features profiles of leading women in Technology in their monthly newsletter. This month they sat together with Margarita Chli, assistant professor at ETH Zurich, leading a team of researchers, the Vision for Robotics…
Talk: ITA on Gigafactories with Matt Jezyk (Tesla, Yardley)
On 12 May 2020, Matt Jezyk, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Tesla, gave a lecture on «Gigafactories» via Zoom.About the LectureAdvances in computational power have affected most parts of society, yet sadly, the design processes used in traditional architecture and engineering would still be…
Talk: ITA on Onsite Offsite with Débora Mesa (Ensamble Studio, Madrid)
On 28 April 2020, Débora Mesa, Architect and Principal of Ensamble Studio, held a lecture on «Onsite Offsite» via Zoom. More information on the lecturer: https://www.ensamble.info/aboutOn the LectureON-SITE OFF-SITE proposes an immersion into the processes of conception and realization of the firm’s…
SEWG Workshop: Socio-economic Impact, Part 1/2
Learn about different definitions and aspects of socio-economic impact (SEI), position their own research regarding its SEI, and identify opportunities and challenges of SEI assessment. 1 PLACE LEFT.
SEWG Workshop: Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Part 1/2
Reflect on personal experiences of interdisciplinary collaboration, get to know interdisciplinary frameworks, and identify drivers to improve interdisciplinary collaboration. 1 PLACE LEFT.
SEWG Workshop: Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Part 2/2
Reflect on personal experiences of interdisciplinary collaboration, get to know interdisciplinary frameworks, and identify drivers to improve interdisciplinary collaboration.
SEWG Workshop: Socio-economic Impact, Part 2/2
Learn about different definitions and aspects of socio-economic impact (SEI), position their own research regarding its SEI, and identify opportunities and challenges of SEI assessment.
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…
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 technologies – right from the design- and planning process to the…