Digital prefabricated timber modules for "DFAB HOUSE"

Robots work together to build NEST unit

Mar 22, 2018 | Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real-world project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled in the “DFAB HOUSE” unit at Empa and ...
ETH Zurich awards Katharina Maniura title of Professor

Professorship for Empa researcher

Mar 20, 2018 | ETH Zurich awarded Katharina Maniura, Head of Empa's lab "Biointerfaces", the title of Professor on 8 March 2018. Maniura and her team at Empa's St. Gallen site are investigating natural interfaces between biological materials and will continue to wo...
"Solar Fitness & Wellness" with a chance of winning

NEST unit nominated for architecture award

Mar 20, 2018 | On 8 June 2018, the "Award for Marketing + Architecture" will be presented for the sixth time. Among the nominated projects is the NEST unit "Solar Fitness & Wellness". The unit combines unconventional architecture with a worldwide unique energy obje...

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