DFAB HOUSE is a collaborative demonstrator of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag. Researchers from eight ETH Zurich professorships cooperate with industry experts and planning professionals in a unique way to explore and test how digital fabrication can change the way we design and build.
DFAB HOUSE is distinctive as it is not only digitally designed and planned but also digitally built using predominantly digital processes. Its design concept is based on exploring the architectural and technical implications of selected novel digital building processes resulting from the interdisciplinary research conducted by eight ETH Zurich professorships as part of the NCCR Digital Fabrication.
Gramazio Kohler Research is involved in DFAB HOUSE with three research projects: Smart Dynamic Casting, Spatial Timber Assemblies as well as Mesh Mould and In situ Fabricator. Further information can be found on the following websites: