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DIGITAL FABRICATION STUDIO is an immersive cross-disciplinary, technology, research and process orientated, architecture studio.
DFS is concerned with the increasing convergence and interaction between creative disciplines, engineering, and emerging technologies.
DFS will be questioning the fabric of things from the nanoscopic to the macroscopic level, with the objective to reveal the architecture of things.
DFS relies on the principles of collective intelligence and collaborative processes
DFS will function as a Workshop, and a production environment; students are therefore expected to produce as much as possible work in real time, during the sessions.
The Studio will be operating as a media and technology think tank.
Students will be asked to present, discuss and document their work at every session.
Students will be working individually during the whole semester.
Students will be requested to document their work on a regular basis, through photos, videos, writing,…
Each student will produce a resource book in the form of a publication to be presented at the end of the semester.
The Studio will therefore focus on:
DFS will be closely working with the FabLab, and other partnering research facilities within University and the private sector.
DFS operates on the principles of reverse and context engineering
Students will explore the concepts of DOING – UNDOING – REDOING
This year’s course will embark students on a 20-week workshop throughout which they will be researching a subject of their choice within the list further below.
This year studio will also be conducting a live project about a firemen station with a team of 4 students to be selected within the studio. The program will be hosting a team of 8-10 firemen for shift of 12 working hours. The building which is to be dismountable, and will be digitally conceived and fabricated.
Students will be:
Research subjects are free but should include digital fabrication processes.
Topics may include:
Guest speakers & critics will include:
The studio final reviews will be held at the end of the end of the semester at FabLab ULB.
The following guest critics among others will be involved into the studio throughout the semester.
A unit field trip to London will be organised at the end of the semester. Participation is highly recomended but not mandatory.
Acces & usage of the FabLab facilities is subject to fees.
Coordinateur DFS, Faculté d’Architecture
FabLab ULB & Digital Fabrication Studio Coordinator