Digital fabrication is a manufacturing process that uses a machine controlled by computers. This method has sparked the interest of architects and product designers, as it opens the door to new possibilities in terms of solving complex processes and new approaches for mass construction.
These new technologies have radically changed the way of designing, visualizing and constructing buildings and architectural elements. The digital movement has passed through various stages, from 3D printing in laboratories to on-site robotic manufacturing. The dissemination of the technology has allowed tackling complex design challenges on a global scale.
What is the impact of digital fabrication on the work of architects and designers? What are the implications when thinking about spaces? Where is it applied today, and how will it be useful for tomorrow? How can it be used to address issues in developing regions of the world and what’s its impact on sustainability?
To answer these questions, Swissnex Brazil invited Fabio Gramazio, professor for digital fabrication at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and Jorge Lopes, professor for digital product design and art at PUC Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) about their work as well as the challenges and opportunities they see in digital fabrication for the future of our cities. Barbara Iseli, architect and founder of Insight Architecture will moderate the conversation. The event will be held in English, with simultaneous translation to Portuguese.
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