Facing a dramatically increasing urbanization worldwide and our limited resources, we need to find new ways to design and fabricate buildings. Digitalization and automation, which are still in their infancy in architecture and the construction industry, must play a key role in this field.
The research group Digital Building Technologies investigates how to create a more sustainable and more diverse built environment through the combination of computer-aided design methods and digital manufacturing processes such as large-format 3D printing. This talk will focus on the possibilities of additive manufacturing in the field of concrete construction. Novel strategies will be presented in which 3D printing can not only help to use concrete more efficiently, but also to fabricate complex and customized designs.
Finally, this talk will present a vision of a radically digitalized process from design to fabrication in architecture. Benjamin is a practicing architect and assistant professor in architecture at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. He previously worked as a senior lecturer in the CAAD group at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s architecture department in Zurich. Benjamin was finalist of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program 2015. His projects include the Digital Grotesque installation at the FRAC Archilab 2013 exhibition. He recently exhibited work at the Design Exchange Museum Toronto and the Art Basel / Design Miami.