Guest Lecture: 'Energy Informatics and the Status of Sustainable Building Design in the USA'
Dr. Thomas Lawrence from the University of Georgia will be visiting SuAT to give a public lecture that will take place at the ETH Zurich Hönggerberg Campus, Building HIL Room 67.1, on November 25, 2014 at 12:00-13:00.
Soft Robotics for Architects Seminar Week documentation now online
Online documentation of the Soft Robotics for Architects* Fall 2013 Seminar Week is now available online. Please visit: srfa2013.wordpress.com
Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Robert Shepherd
We are happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Robert Shepherd will give a presentation titled "The Material Science of Soft Actuators" as part of our Soft Robotics for Architects* Seminar Week.
Dr. Shepherd is director of the Shepherd Laboratory in the Sibely School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University (USA).
NEST Hilo auf DETAIL Online
'Leicht und lernfähig: Schweizer Forschungslabor für künftiges Leben und Arbeiten'
Artikel auf DETAIL Online
HiLo Research & Innovation Unit for NEST
Together with Block Research Group of ETH Zurich, Supermanoeuvre Architects and external collaborators, SuAT is developing HiLo - a research & innovation unit for NEST in the domains of ultra-lightweight construction and smart and adaptive building systems, to be built in 2015.
NEST HiLo (top level corner) (Image: Gramazio & Kohler)
bubbleZERO: New facades and Paper in 'Energies' Journal
Two milestones achieved at our Module 1 at the Future Cities Lab Singapore: our transportable research lab for efficient building technologies in the tropics, the bubbleZERO has a new facades to testbed the integration of components as well as facade design options. Also, a comprehensive paper describing the design, setup and first successful experiments has been published in the open-access journal 'Energies': BubbleZERO: Design, Construction and Operation of a Transportable Research Laboratory for Low Exergy Building System Evaluation in the Tropics
bubbleZERO research lab in Singapore
Seminar Week Fall 2013 - Soft Robotics for Architects*
Our Fall 2013 Seminar Week Soft Robotics For Architects* will take place October 21-25, 2013. More information can be found here.
New Thesis Elective topics
The thesis elective offers the students opportunity to research a topic within the realm of sustainable building design. More information and a list of proposed topics can be found here.
'Exploring Urban Space' featured in the IJAC
Our paper entitled 'Exploring Urban Space - Volumetric Site Analysis for Conceptual Design in the Urban Context' has been recently published in the 'form[in]formation' issue of the 'International Journal of Architectural Computing'. You can get a taste of the article viewing the related video. More information and resources can be found on the PoSiP project website.
Identification of Volumes according to specific investigation criteria
Torre David Exhibition @ Aedes Gallery, Berlin
The exhibition 'TORRE DAVID - Informal Vertical Communities' by Urban-Think Tank (UTT) with project contributions from SuAT opens on July 12 at the AEDES Gallery, Berlin.
> more information on the exhibition
> more information on the project and the SuAT contribution