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Patrick Bedarf

Patrick’s research investigates new possibilities for architectural design in large-scale 3D printing with porous materials. This involves the invention of new fabrication technologies together with material experts and the development of computational design instruments.

After studying architecture at HTWK Leipzig and TU Delft, he gained experience internationally in offices such as Zaha Hadid (London), Delugan Meissl (Vienna) and Henn (Berlin, Beijing). Patrick lectured and tutored workshops in architectural schools throughout Europe (ETH Zurich, TU Delft, TU Berlin, Politecnico di Milano).

Currently, he is a PhD researcher at the chair for Digital Building Technologies (dbt), Institute of Technology In Architecture (ITA) at the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) of ETH Zurich.

Work Topic

The novel field of foam 3D printing (F3DP) in construction allows to combine the advantages of differentiated material properties with the simplicity of monolithic building systems. This research investigates applications for innovative architectural elements that are lightweight, thermo-structural efficient, and exploring new material expressions.

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication

Associated Researcher


Large-scale 3D Printing of Sustainable Mineral Foams for Insulated Building Elements

NCCR publications

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