NCCR Digital Fabrication

2014 series

Home institution: ETH Zurich

The NCCR "Digital Fabrication – Innovative Building Processes in Architecture" aims to secure a leading position for Switzerland in this new and highly interesting sector, which is fast becoming a core discipline of architecture. Through a multidisciplinary approach the disciplines of architecture, engineering, robotics, and material and computer sciences are brought together in an ambitious partnership to establish digital technology as an essential part of future building processes. This new approach combines digitally mediated architectural design with robotic construction technologies to augment contemporary construction processes. The benefits of digital construction are evident: efficient use of production resources, material-specific concepts and durability, thanks to the seamless integration of design and fabrication.

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