Here is a video explaining the workshop “In Silico Building” (tutors: Paul EHRET & Philipp EVERSMANN) taking place in the Faculty of Architecture at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). They produced the stunning folded steel structure which you saw on during our unit trip and which was part of the “Material Matters” exhibition at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, france.
Below is our schedule and some pictures from DS10′s Unit Trip to Switzerland which took place from the 15th until the 18th November 2012. We would like to thank all the following people for their generosity.
-Thursday 15th: Visit of the ETH University’s CAAD groups. Presentations by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenberger, Ammar Mirjan of DFAB (Gramazio and Kolher) and Philippe Block of the Block Research Group. Party at Gonzo Club in Langstrasse.
-Saturday 17th: Early train to Lausanne. Visit of the EPFL university Laboratory for Timber Constructions – IBOIS. Presentations by Markus Hudert and Christopher Robeller. Visit of the EPFL campus and workshops with Mitch Heynick. Visit to the Rolex Learning Centre by SANAA.
Pictures by Dan Dodds, Luka Kreze, Phil Hurrel, Jake Alsop and Arthur Mamou-Mani.
Above: Presentation by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenberger
Above: One of the IBOIS research structures with Markus Hudert
Above: Moustaches floating at the Thermalbald & Spa Zurich
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