The Bartlett School of Architecture


University of Stuttgart to host FABRICATE 2017

12 November 2015


FABRICATE 2017 will be held at the University of Stuttgart from 6 – 8 April 2017. The peer-reviewed conference and publication will be co-chaired and co-organised by the Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Taking place every three years, FABRICATE discusses the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century. It brings together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Discussion on key themes include: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales, the difficult gap that exists between digital modelling and its realisation, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts.

FABRICATE was conceived at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where the inaugural event was organised and hosted in 2011. It gathered pioneers and world class delegates of the field and framed the discussion around the presentation of built or partially built works by individuals or collaborators in research and practice; it also set the foundation for future FABRICATE conferences.