Associate professor Joshua Bard and assistant professor Dana Cupkova recently published an article entitled “Robotic concrete surface finishing: A Moldless approach to creating thermally tuned surface geometry for architectural building components using Profile-3D-Printing” in the Construction Robotics Journal. Their research is supported by CMU’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative.
Adjunct Professor Dr. Francesca Torello and Associate Professor Joshua Bard published an article in the journal Dialectic, issue VI: Craft - The Art of Making Architecture describing the development of Plaster ReCast, a mixed reality app designed to enhance visitor experience at museum plaster cast collections.
The MAAD (CMU-PUM) research video "Free-Oriented Additive Manufacturing" was accepted to the 2018 Association for Robotics in Architecture Conference (Rob|Arch) call for videos and presented at the conference at the ETH in Zurich this past week. This video depicts a novel additive manufacturing application of fused deposition modeling on varying spatial conditions, deposition direction, and geometry to adapt to complex infrastructure conditions.
Associate Professor Joshua Bard presented two papers reflecting the ongoing contributions of the School of Architecture in the fields of robotic construction and additive manufacturing at the ETH in Zurich for the 2018 Association for Robotics in Architecture Conference (Rob|Arch).
Professors Dana Cupkova and Joshua Bard were recently awarded new funding to expand their interdisciplinary research project titled "Profile-3D-Printing Thermally Tuned Concrete Panels to Offset Mechanical Loads in Buildings” from the Manufacturing Futures Initiative 2018 and the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Innovation Program 2018.
CMU architecture students created hoop houses as part of a collaborative project with the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Teams of students designed each of the unique structures, which are helping a variety of edible plants grow throughout the winter.
Plaster ReCast, an augmented reality app developed by SoA professors Francesca Torello and Joshua Bard with a team of students from CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center, helps visitors learn about the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Architecture historical plaster casts.
Assistant Professors Joshua Bard and Stefan Gruber have been named 2017-2018 Wimmer Faculty Fellows at CMU’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation.