The construction industry has always been behind other industries such as car, naval, aeronautical in terms of level of industrialization, precision and quality control (Kieran and Timberlake, 2003). However, since the end of the 21st century architects have started experimenting with new production technologies such as CNC controlled machines and robots, which were formerly only used in the high tech industry. As these technologies have become more available and accessible, what initially seemed to be a futurist approach now starts becoming a reality. From a 3D-printed house to a robot-assembled structure, new technologies promise to change not just the ways buildings are constructed, but also how they look like, since the now it is virtually possible to make any shape (Caneparo, 2014). However, there are still many challenges in terms of converting geometry, developing projects that make effective use of the available industrial methods, and so forth. The objective of this session is to discuss how architectural design and digital industrial production can be integrated in a seamless process.

Chairs
Milos Dimcic, ProgrammingArchitecture
Márcio Minto Fabricio, University of São Paulo-São Carlos

Participants
Eduardo de Senzi Zancul, University of São Paulo
Felipe Tavares da Silva, Federal University of Bahia
Gonçalo Castro Henriques, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Kristian Hildebrand, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Oliver Tessmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Regiane Trevisan Pupo, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Roberto Cesar Cavalcante Vieira, Federal University of Ceará
Tobias Wallisser, State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart
Ursula Kirschner, Institute of Urban and Cultural Area Research