The digital architecture robotics lab is looking to examine the changes in architectural production requirements that result from introducing digital manufacturing techniques. Our interest lies in combining data and material and the resulting implications this has on the architectural design. The possibility of directly fabricating building components described on the computer expands not only the spectrum of possibilities for construction, but, by the direct implementation of material and production logic into the design process, it establishes a unique architectural expression and a new aesthetic.
We offer one course each semester on a selected subject in which we develop the brief in practice with a prototype in scale of 1:1. The goal of our teaching activities is to endow the students with competence in dealing with the design and production aspects of digital fabrication and to involve them actively in research with our partners or other academics. Our aim is to develop a full integration between architecture and digital fabrication expand the design potential towards high-performance systems.
The main area of research focuses on additive digital fabrication techniques used for building standardised architectural components. Utilising industrial robot as generic fabrication tool for additive fabrication to innovate mass customised building components. Our objective is to develop criteria and integration between new materials, new tools to develop innovative construction fabrication processes.
We can offers applications consultancy to industry specific uses. This could include 3d printing equipment, robotic milling, and automation in building industry, 3D scanning, customized training or development. Often we collaborate with digital artists, engineers, architects and fabricators to implement digital to fabrication processes.