Fields of expertise
Digital Fabrication in Timber Construction
BiographyI am a Ph.D. Researcher at the Chair of Timber Construction of EPFL, with core expertise in computational design, digital fabrication, computer vision, extended realities, and AI systems in timber construction. My current doctoral research, "Augmented Carpentry", focuses on giving human operators robotic vision for performing manual tasks in timber carpentry.
I did my bachelor's studies in Architecture in Bruxelles, Belgium, at ULB-La Cambre Horta. I then moved to Helsinki, Finland to attend the Wood Program: a one-year master course focused on timber design, construction, and technology. Having worked for one year in Zürich in construction detailings I have decided to complete my studies at EPFL where I obtained my diploma on the topic of half-timber structures and digital fabrication.
|Andrea Settimi, Julien Gamerro, Yves Weinand
Automation in Construction
|Augmented-reality-assisted timber drilling with smart retrofitted tools|
|Andrea Settimi, Petras Vestartas, Julien Gamerro, Yves Weinand
CAADRIA 2022 POST-CARBON
|Cockroach: an Open-source Tool for Point Cloud Processing in CAD|
|Andrea Settimi, Qianqing Wang, Andò Edward, Julien Gamerro, Beyer Katrin, Weinand Yves
|Projector-based augmented stacking framework for irregularly shaped objects|
Augmented Carpentry aims to develop widely accessible construction processes for timber materials. Human operators, independent from their origin and knowledge in carpentry, occupy the new digital fabrication shift. The fabrication of complex geometries and designs will also be accessible to a broader public without disposing of expensive industrial equipment. By exploring human-machine collaboration in modern carpentry and design of timber construction, Augmented Carpentry can contribute to keeping the human element in the digital loop allowing more socially sustainable digital fabrication in timber construction. If you want to know more about the research visit the official lab here.