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July 2016


Annual Review 2016: NCCR on a Promising Trajectory


In May the NCCR Digital Fabrication welcomed its international Review Panel. The panel, composed of renowned scientific experts appointed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), is tasked with an annual review of the research and programmes of the NCCR. Presentations of the research work were combined with the exhibition of physical prototypes and robotic demonstrations. After the two-day review, the initial feedback was very positive with the panel noting impressive progress in the NCCR’s second year.

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Research Insight: Fabrication-Aware Computational Design of Flexible Surfaces

Recent advances in material science and digital fabrication provide promising opportunities for industrial and product design, engineering, architecture, art and science. To bring new innovations to fruition, effective computational tools are needed that link creative design exploration with material realisation. NCCR researcher Mina Konaković is developing a computational method for interactive 3D design and the rationalization of surfaces vià auxetic materials.

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NCCR Provides Sneak Preview of Digital Fabrication Unit at Official Opening of Empa NEST:

On 23 May 2016, Empa officially inaugurated the modular experimental building NEST. To demonstrate the real-world application of its research in digital fabrication, the NCCR will realise a building unit over the next two years. 

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AAG2016 Symposium: Registration Now Open!

The Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) symposium is a biennial event centred upon new geometrical developments in architecture. This year's conference and workshops are organised by the NCCR Digital Fabrication. They are held at ETH Zurich from September 9 to 13, 2016. Access the symposium's website for more information and registration.

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Block Research Group Exhibits Unique Project at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

NCCR Principal Investigator Philippe Block and his research groups exhibition Beyond Bending combines knowledge of the past with new technologies to highlight the great architectural potential of compression-only forms.

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