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
The NCCR Digital Fabrication supported and engaged in the first meeting of “[y]our 2040” a coalition of dedicated leaders, experts, academics and concerned citizens who are committed to sustainable change.
The NCCR DFAB "dream team" leads the presenters at the "4th Symposium for the Future: The Materials of Tomorrow"
Marco Hutter is head of the Robotic Systems Lab and works on the development of intelligent robotic systems for use in challenging environments.
Today, technology has made progress, but there is still a long way to go.
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…
Tuesday, October 5th the NCCR Digital Fabrication will jointly host the next installment in our Seminar Series on “Innovation and Risk” with Swiss Re. This seminar series is targeted at the wider construction and manufacturing sector, pairing presentations from researchers and innovative practitioners, with experts from…
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 imprecise geometries and unforeseen construction errors and allow for quality inspection during and after the fabrication…
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…
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 collectively offer 50 cultural backgrounds and 30 languages. He is…