IAAC / Associate Professor
Areti Markopoulou is a Greek architect, educator and researcher working on the intersection between architecture and digital technologies.
She is currently the Academic Director at IAAC in Barcelona, one of the leading international platforms for education, and under...
Digital fabrication presumes prefabrication and off-site production. This has vast implications on the environment and building practice as a whole, as transportation increases energy consumption and carbon footprint and logistics necessitate a building logic based on elements effecting problems of tolerances and loosing structural and thermal advantages of monolithic structures while increasing costs and limiting the size of elements.
The project is focused on building performance simulation and new fabrication techniques for the application of “smart materials” in architectural construction.