HiLo Funicular Floors win the 2021 Norman Blank Prize

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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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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

Kara 2021

11.01.2022

Hanif Kara Awarded OBE

Congratulations to Hanif Kara on being awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Hanif Kara, a Co-Founding Partner of AKT II Structural Engineers was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

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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

Svin network

02.02.2022

The Power of Networking - The Why and How: Best practices

This is session 1 in a 4-part-webinar - and takes place from 9.30am to 11am on ZOOM. The first session covers basic principals of networking and through presentation and discussion focuses on "best practices".This webinar is co-organised by the Schweizerische Vereinigung der Ingenieurinnen SVIN (https://svin.ch), the NCCR Digital Fabrication (https://dfab.ch/) as well as the NCCR…

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Creatrice 1

10.02.2022

The Power of Networking - Personal branding and cultural context

This is session 2 in a 4-part-webinar - and takes place from 9.30am to 11am on ZOOM. This second session covers self representation and positioning within your context. This webinar is co-organised by the Schweizerische Vereinigung der Ingenieurinnen SVIN (https://svin.ch), the NCCR Digital Fabrication (https://dfab.ch/) as well as the NCCR Automation…

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17.02.2022

The Power of Networking - Meet Swiss STEM Networks I

This is session 3 in a 4-part-webinar - and takes place from 9.30am to 11am on ZOOM. This 3rd session allows for introductions and presentations from researchers and participants in diverse STEM disciplines, including their approaches to networking and what works best in their domain.This webinar is co-organised…

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24.02.2022

The Power of Networking - Meet Swiss STEM Networks II

This is session 4 in a 4-part-webinar - and takes place from 9.30am to 11am on ZOOM. This final session will continue introductions from researchers and participants in diverse STEM disciplines, and will wrap up the session with a recap of the entire series. This webinar is co-organised by the Schweizerische…

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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…

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Larri

11.11.2021

Impact Lecture: Barefoot Social Architecture with Prof. Yasmeen Lari

Join Postdoc researcher Ena Lloret Fritschi as she hosts professor Yasmeen Lari to present her Impact Lecture: Barefoot Social Architecture.Yasmeen Lari studied at Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) before returning to Pakistan, where she began her practice in the 1960s . She made her name with a number of…

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