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Victor Leung

Victor received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from The University of Hong Kong in 2011 and Master of Science in Architectural Studies (Design and Computation) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016. Victor is interested in designing and making custom robots/machines/end effectors for various types of fabrication. He is the technical co-founder of AWAWA timber research, which focuses on the entire production cycle of digitally-designed freeform timber joinery. From 2016 to 2018, Victor worked as a technical consultant for digital artist and architects in the realization of kinetic installation and digitally design architectural components. Victor has taught Digital Fabrication and Computational Design related courses in MIT (Boston), HKU, (Hong Kong), SUTD (Singapore) and AA Visiting School (Hong Kong).

Work Topic

My research aims to explore the benefits towards timber structure design if the assembly process is robotically automated. I proposed a novel robotic assembly process based on remote-controlled actuators that address assembly challenges unique to integral timber joints, such as high assembly force, precise alignment and simultaneous joint closure.

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication

PhD Researcher


Robotically assembled timber structures with integral timber joints