We are very excited to announce that FABRICATE 2020: Making Resilient Architecture has just been published. Hard cover copies are now on sale as well as free PDF download available through UCL Press, whom we thank for all their support. Thank you to all the contributors, partners, production editors, designer Patrick Morrissey and Albe de Coker printers for making this book happen during these difficult times. We are all very grateful and proud.

FABRICATE 2020, Co-Organised by The Bartlett, UCL, Cornell APP, and Swinburne University of Technology. 

 

On behalf of everyone involved we regret to announce that the conference and events planned for 02-04 April will be postponed until autumn (new dates to be confirmed). 

 

A significant number of speakers and delegates are under travel restrictions and have informed us they are unable to attend. Clearly more will face similar issues in the next few days and weeks, as unprecedented circumstances evolve across the world. 

Once we are in a position to confirm new dates, all ticket holders will be given the option to transfer their booking or request a refund. We sincerely hope that as many of you as possible stay involved, as this will maintain the momentum we have built in recent weeks and the significant planning and resources that have been implemented over two years. 

We would also ask you to please bear with us while we regroup and work around updates as they materialise. If you have any urgent questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, via email at partners@fabricate.org and we’ll do our best to respond in good time.

The conference book FABRICATE 2020: Making Resilient Architecture is still scheduled to be published by UCL Press in early April, both in full-colour print and as an open access e-book, which will be free to download. On this basis, the time we now have to reorganise FABRICATE 2020 will permit presentations to present a new update, framed within the context of current events of critical relevance. 

 

Best Wishes, 

FABRICATE 2020

Jane Burry, Jenny Sabin, Bob Sheil, Marilena Skavara

Registration

FURTHER TICKETS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE ONCE THE NEW DATES ARE CONFIRMED

SESSIONS

BIO MATERIALITY

Keynote

Julia Barfield, Marks Barfield Architects with Kai Strehlke, Blumer Lehmann, UK/Germany

 

Session Chair

Areti Markopoulou, IaaC, Spain

 

Presentations

  • MUD Frontiers. San Jose State University/The University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Cork House. Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL & CSK Architects, UK
  • Pulp Faction. Lund University, Sweden
  • Urbach Tower, University of Stuttgart, ICD, ITKE, Germany & ETH/Empa, Blumer Lehmann AG, Switzerland
  • Confluence Park, Kreysler & Associates/ Matsys, USA

SYNTHESISING DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Keynote

Cristiano Ceccato, Zaha Hadid Architects, UK

 

Session Chair

Wes McGee, University of Michigan, USA

 

 

Presentations

  • Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2. Werner Sobek AG, Germany
  • Baoshan Pedestrian Bridge. Tsinghua University, China
  • Making Form Work – Experiments along the Grain of Concrete and Timber. Cornell University, USA
  • A factory On the Fly. Odico Construction Robotics with SOM LLP, Denmark
  • Extruded Terracotta Fabrication. SHoP Architects, USA

OPTIMISATION FOR A CHANGING WORLD

Keynote

Philippe Block, ETH, Switzerland

 

Session Chair

Gilles Retsin, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

 

Presentations

  • BUGA Fibre Pavilion. University of Stuttgart, ICD, ITKE, FibR GmbH, Germany
  • Kagome Weaving. CITA/KADK, BOLLINGER+GROHMANN INGENIEURE & Alison Grace Martin, Denmark
  • Cloud Village. Tongji University, China
  • KnitCandela. Block Research Group, ETH, Switzerland
  • Swatch Building. Design-to-Production, Switzerland

POLEMICAL PERFORMATIVE PRACTICE

Keynote

Meejin Yoon, Cornell University, USA

 

Session Chair

Kathy Velikov, University of Michigan, USA

 

Presentations

  • Concrete Choreography. ETH, Switzerland
  • Discrete Automation. BSA/UCL, Design Computation Lab, UK
  • Hudson Yards Vessel. AKT II & Heatherwick Studio, UK
  • Diagrams of Entropic Forces. Living Architecture Systems, Canada
  • Embedded Architecture: Ada, Driven by Humans, Powered by AI. Jenny Sabin Studio, USA

PROGRAMME

POSTPONED — NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

 

Thursday 02 April, 18:00 

Registration opens at the FABRICATE 2020 book and exhibition launch, with speeches, drinks and the opportunity to network. More exciting activities and events to be revealed soon.
If convenient, you can register for the conference at UCL at Here East from 12:00, collecting your welcome pack.

 

Friday 03 April, 09:00 – 18:00

The first day of the conference, including two keynote speeches and a series of presentations and panel discussions. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Registration will be open from 08:00.

 

Saturday 04 April, 09:00 – 18:00 

The second day of the conference, including two keynote speeches and a series of presentations and panel discussions. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
All welcome to a closing reception from 18:00.

ABOUT FABRICATE 2020

FABRICATE 2020 is co-chaired and co-organised by Swinburne University of Technology, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

 

For 2020, FABRICATE is returning to its birthplace, the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL where substantial transformation in size, scope and outlook has occurred in recent years including completion of the deep retrofit of its main building at 22 Gordon Street in 2017. The project, designed by Hawkins\Brown, doubled the available space so that the building now provides over 1,200 students and 400 staffwith cutting-edge facilities, including open plan studios, exhibition spaces and the workshop known as Bmade (The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange).

 

Significantly for FABRICATE the school has also expanded to a second location, Here East, located in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where it shares 6000 sq.m. of high volume space with UCL’s departments of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Design, and Sustainable Heritage. UCL at Here East is equipped with state of the art robotics and advanced prototyping tooling, environmental testing chambers, structural test rigs, performance and immersive spaces, and material labs, that each support new forms of education and research.

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Conference Workshops

KEYNOTES & CHAIRS

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Jane Burry

Conference co-Chair
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Jenny Sabin

Conference co-Chair
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Bob Sheil

FABRICATE co-Founder
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Julia Barfield

Keynote
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Philippe Block

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Cristiano Ceccato

Keynote
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Kai Strehlke

Keynote
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Meejin Yoon

Keynote
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Areti Markopoulou

Session Chair
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Wes McGee

Session Chair
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Gilles Retsin

Session Chair
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Kathy Velikov

Session Chair

SPEAKERS

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Ana Anton

ETH Zurich
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Phil Ayres

CITA
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Philip Beesley

University of Waterloo
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Lucio Blandini

Werner Sobek Stuttgart AG
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Serban Bodea

ICD Stuttgart
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Mollie Claypool

The Bartlett UCL
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Tenna Florian

Lake|Flato Architects
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Virginia San Fratello & Ronald Rael

Emerging Objects
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Ana Goidea

Lund University
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Philippe Grönquist

ETH Zurich
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Matthew Barnett Howland

CSK Architects
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Andrew Kudless

University of Houston
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Leslie Lok

Cornell University College AAP
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Scott Overall

SHoP Architects
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Mariana Popescu

ETH Zurich
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Gilles Retsin

The Bartlett UCL
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Peter Romvari

Heatherwick Studio
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John Paul Rysavy

SHoP Architects
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Jenny Sabin

Cornell AAP
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Asbjørn Søndergaard

Odico Construction Robotics
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Hanno Stehling

Design-to-Production
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Ed Tibuzzi

AKT II
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Weiguo XU

Tsinghua University
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Oliver Wilton

The Bartlett UCL
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Dylan Wood

ICD Stuttgart
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Philip Yuan

Tongji University
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Pablo Zamorano

Heatherwick Studio
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Sasa Zivkovic

Cornell University College AAP

Call for Work

From computational design, to material performance and manipulation, to robotic fabrication, FABRICATE promotes the full spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within Architecture & Engineering.

Our Call for Work was open for submissions of built or partially built projects by individuals or collaborators in academia, practice and industry. We welcomed submissions that examine how the latest digital design and fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities, and the many novel techniques being developed to bridge the difficult gap that exists between digital modeling and its realisation.

We received over 220 submissions of exceptional quality from 37 countries. The submissions were reviewed by a panel of experts and 32 projects are accepted for the FABRICATE publication, 20 of which will be presented live at the conference.

CALL FOR WORK NOW CLOSED

 

Thank you for your submissions 

TIMELINE

25 April 2019

Call for Work opens

16 May 2019

Submission system opens

20 June 2019

Abstract submission EXTENDED deadline

15 August 2019

Notification of accepted abstracts

7 October 2019

Full submission EXTENDED deadline

27 October 2019

NEW Deadline for final edits

3-10 November 2019

Notification of accepted work

7 November 2019

Conference registration opens

2 April 2020 — POSTPONED

Conference launch

CONTACT US

Interested in being a part of FABRICATE?

We are seeking sponsors and donors at all levels and welcome the chance to discuss your involvement. 

 


Jane Burry

Dean in the School of Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne

 

Jenny Sabin

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Architecture at Cornell University

 

Bob Sheil

Director of The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL