University of Tokyo - Department of Architecture

Architectural Informatics Guest Lecture : Nicolas Rogeau

Architectural Informatics Guest Lecture 8

Robotic Assembly of Timber Structures:From computational design to automated construction

Date and time: November 14, 2023 (Tue.) 18:00:~20:00
Venue: HASEKO-KUMA HALL, Faculty of Engineering Building 11 map

Host: Yasushi Ikeda Architectural Informatics Research Lab.

Dr. Nicolas Rogeau is Visiting Researcher at the Architectural Informatics Laboratory and Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He previously worked at the laboratory for timber constructions (IBOIS) at EPFL, Lausanne, where he did his thesis on the robotic assembly of timber structures connected by wooden joints. He was also a researcher at the National Center of Competence in Research Digital Fabrication (NCCR DFAB) at EHTZ, Zurich, working on bespoke digital prefabrication. His research is characterized by a highly interdisciplinary approach combining architecture, mathematics, engineering, robotics, and computer science. His work focuses on the potential of digital tools to scale up sustainable construction practices. One of his achievement is the publication of Manis, an open-source tool to automate the design, fabrication, and assembly of timber structures, for which he was awarded the 2022 CAADRIA Award. Additionally, he is deeply engaged in architectural education having taught several courses and international workshops involving computational, collaborative, and circular design.

Admission free, no reservation required. Lecture will be in English but with auto-translation subtitles Please contact the following address if you would like to watch the seminar online. Contact: Architectural Informatics Lab.