Factum Arte and Innochain
"Challenging the Traditional Thinking of Design"

As part of the Innochain network, Factum Arte is joining forces with a number of leading industrial and academic organisations who are pushing the field of digital fabrication.
The network has been awarded a 4 million Euro grant from the EU’s Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions programme under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Two members of the Factum team will be pursuing doctoral reseach projects within the network related to 3D printing viscous materials such as wax and concrete - a subject that Factum Arte has been pursuing since its early experiments in Concrete Printing with Anish Kapoor.

Arthur Prior, who as been at Factum Arte for just over two years, will be conducting a PhD at the Bartlett (UCL) exploring ‘Liquid Deposition Modelling’ 

Helena Westerlind, who joined Factum in 2011, is conducting her PhD at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm investigating a newfound relationship between concrete and form and will be working together with Factum Arte on developing the performance of concrete in the 3D printing process. 

  • Installation of the cement printer by Dwight Perry in Factum Arte's workshop, April 2015

Academic partners: CITA, Centre for IT and Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture; Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London; Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), University of Stuttgart; IOA, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna; Royal Institute of Technology; Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Industry partners: Foster + Partners; White Arkitekter AB; BIG; HENN GmbH; ROK GmbH; Cloud 9 SL; Buro Happold; str.ucture GmbH; designtoproduction GmbH; Smith Innovation; Blumer-Lehmann AG; S-Form; Factum Arte Desarrollos Digitales SL; McNeel Europe SL.

Learn more about INNOCHAIN Project here

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