Elif Erdine will be speaking in NXTBLD Virtual on Thursday (8 October); the talk is titled ‘Architecture & Robotic Fabrication: Design-Through-Collaboration’. NXTBLD Virtual runs through 8 – 15 October and registrations are free.

The talk will discuss the ever-growing role of architectural production technologies in the built environment, particularly robotic fabrication in architecture and design processes. The ongoing research of Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Post-Graduate Programme at the Architectural Association (AA) focuses on the evolution of traditional fabrication technologies through the employment of digital fabrication, with an emphasis on robotic production paradigms. The presented case studies expand on the significance of collaboration with the industry. Through our collaborations with Buro Happold, one of the pioneering firms in engineering consultancy, and Fibrobeton Yapı Elemanları San. İnş. ve Tic. A.Ş. , experts in Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) shotcrete technology, innovative computational and fabrication workflows have been developed, integrating free-form design, robotic fabrication, and assembly tolerances.