Demonstrating the latest research from NCCR Digital Fabrication researchers at ETH Zurich, Future Tree combines state-of-the-art design techniques, material science and robotic fabrication into an eye-catching architectural object.
The RILEM Digital Concrete conference that was first inaugurated by NCCR Digital Fabrication in 2018, has just completed its second edition, this time hosted remotely by TU Eindhoven.
Digital Concrete: Keynote Robert Flatt and Lex Reiter
Demonstrating the latest advances in robotic timber construction and digital concrete, Future Tree combines state-of-the-art design techniques, material science and robotic fabrication. The structure, completed in the end of 2019, is located in Esslingen, Switzerland and stretches over the courtyard…
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…