On 12th March, the photo exhibition “How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age” opened at swissnex San Francisco. The opening night was combined with a number of events, including a public conversation with Matthias Kohler & Benjamin Dillenburger. The exhibition, put together through a collaboration of NCCR Digital Fabrication, Gramazio Kohler
DFAB HOUSE has officially opened today (27.02.2019) on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. It is the world’s first inhabited “house” that was not only digitally planned, but also – with the help of robots and 3D printers – built largely digitally. The construction technologies were developed by ETH Zurich researchers in
To celebrate the installation of the concrete façade mullions digitally fabricated using Smart Dynamic Casting in the DFAB HOUSE, we have released a new extended video showing the entire process from start to finish. Smart Dynamic Casting (SDC) is a continuous robotic slip-forming process that enables the prefabrication of material-optimised load-bearing concrete structures using a
NCCR Digital Fabrication
The National Centre of Competence in Research Digital Fabrication is the research initiative that is driving DFAB HOUSE. It is Switzerland's initiative to lead the development and integration of digital technologies within architecture.