Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th April 2023 | London, UK
Shape to Fabrication is an Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and Design focused conference, presenting innovative real world projects going beyond the theoretical. Focus is on proven application and evidence based project delivery.
Presenters at the conference represent an international field of Architects, Engineers, Designers, Fabricators and Software Developers, all working at the cutting-edge of their industries within AEC and Design.
The 8th iteration of Shape to Fabrication is presented in partnership with the School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster, and the 2-day conference takes place at the University of Westminster’s Marylebone Campus, London, on the 26th & 27th April 2023.
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Presentation information for the 2-day Shape to Fabrication conference is shown below and will be updated when new Shape to Fabrication project announcements are made.
Day and time splits for the presentations will be published closer to the event. A conference agenda will also be available to download here.
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Interested in the Shape to Fabrication Workshops? Then check back soon as we’re getting ready to announce our exciting STF workshop programme!
Presenters already confirmed for the Shape to Fabrication 2023 Conference include:
- Foster + Partners
- Front, Inc.
- Heatherwick Studio
- Joseph Walsh Studio
- PLP Architecture
- The Circular Factory
- YIP Engineering
- Zaha Hadid
With many more to be announced!
Shape to Fabrication 2023 Conference Moderators – We are thrilled to have Arthur Mamou-Mani and Luis Fraguada joining us as our 2023 conference moderators, and are fortunate to have their energy, knowledge, and experience alongside our inspiring collective of presenters. Luis and Arthur’s roles will include introducing the presentations, encouraging lively conversation around the presenters’ topics and chairing our Q&A sessions.
Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA is a French architect, and director of the award-winning architecture practice Mamou-Mani, specialising in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture.
Arthur is a lecturer at the University of Westminster, and has given numerous talks around the world on “Eco-Parametric” architectural practice, including three TedX conferences in the U.S, France, and UK. A fellow of the Royal Society for Encouragement of the Arts Manufacture and Commerce, he has won the American Architecture prize, the RIBAj Rising Star Award and has recently been awarded the prestigious Pierre Cardin Prize for Architecture from the Academie des Beaux-Arts in France.
In 2020 the Architects Journal named Mamou-Mani one of its 100 ‘Disruptor’ practices who are challenging the norms of traditional architecture practice in their drive to bring about sustainable alternatives. Alongside his architectural practice he Arthur founded the digital-fabrication laboratory FabPub, allowing the public to experiment with large-scale laser cutting and 3D printing equipment in Hackney, London.
Luis Fraguada is a creative developer based in Barcelona, Spain. Luis uses code to create and collaborate with practitioners across disciplines such as art, design, and fashion. Luis developed diverse interests and skills during his academic training in architecture and found that the code he was writing to generate new buildings could also be used to develop solutions for other industries as well as be a medium for artistic expression.
In academia, Luis has taught at internationally renowned architecture and design institutions for over 15 years, resulting in various publications and awards. Luis holds a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association in London.
Luis is a developer at McNeel Europe, specialising in helping people build great things with the development tools available for Rhino3d. Luis recently joined Speckle Systems and supports Speckle’s mission to become the de facto platform for 3d data.
Luis’ artistic practice includes public interactive installations as well as interactive generative art which have been exhibited internationally.