Seminar ‚Digital Design and Full Scale Fabrication’ (Dig Des Fab) is taught at University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Institute of Architecture, Department of Structural Design during Winter Semester 2019/2020.
This workshop explores the application of contemporary digital design and fabrication methods using 3D concrete printing technology. Student groups designed parametric infill structures based on the non-planar slicing logic. The design process was evaluated by virtual analysis methods using structural software plugin Karamba. External specialists from Incremental3D provided in-depth fabrication expertise during the production phase. Special emphasis was put on the successful interaction of digital design and production technology, primarily in architectural detailing exploiting the perks of additive manufacturing. Different materials, deposition strategies and aesthetic qualities were researched, discussed and applied during the course of this seminar.