Talk by Benjamin Dillenburger on Additive Manufacturing in Architecture
Time: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 11:00 am, online.
Information Technology has the potential to challenge traditional paradigms of construction: the digitalization of architecture allows redefining the relationship between geometry, material, and fabrication, and the role of architect and computer within the design process. The strategic combination of computational design and robotic manufacturing, such as large-format 3D printing, can pave the way towards a more sustainable and more diverse built environment – a new digital building culture.
Benjamin Dillenburger is Professor of Digital Building Technologies at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His work focusing on programmed digital geometry and 3D printing has attracted international attention for calling classical paradigms into question and employing digital design and fabrication technologies in design and construction. 3D architectural printing is one key areas of research where his team focuses on investigating the performance and tectonic possibilities of high-resolution additive manufacturing. This field of investigation has strong potential to make significant contributions to new methods of digital fabrication and to the future of architectural construction as a whole.