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Fabricate 2014: Conference on digital Design and robotic Construction in Zurich

Fabricate 2014 is an international conference hosted by the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich. Researchers and practitioners will explore and discuss the impact of digital design and fabrication processes on architecture, engineering, design, construction, manufacturing, software and material design. Fabricate 2014 is organized in cooperation with the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

Conference Date: February 14 - 15, 2014  (all-day event)
Exhibition opening & book launch: February 14, 2014, 7 p.m., followed by an Apéro, entry is free and open to the public.
Exhibition: February 15 - 19, 2014
Location (all events): ETH Zurich, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5 (formerly Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 15), 8093 Zurich, HIL E3

Conference attendees may purchase tickets via www.fabricate2014.org
The occasion of Fabricate 2014 will also serve as a book launch for The Robotic Touch - How Robots Change Architecture (Park Books), the first anthology on the application of robotics in architecture and the chair's latest publication. Ranging from the robotically fabricated brick facade for the Gantenbein Vineyard and the design of robotically fabricated high-rises in Singapore to the employment of flying robots the book will feature a large selection of projects emerging at ETH Zurich since 2005. An exhibition with the same title will showcase over 1,000 physical exhibits and provide further glimpses into the "making" with robots.

Fabricate 2014 focuses on four topics: Challenging the Thresholds, Living Assemblies, Forming Machines und Material Exuberance. Keynote speakers are: Neil Gershenfeld, Mario Carpo, Achim Menges, Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael. Conference language is English.

For furter information and the complete program go to www.fabricate2014.org
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