Below is the list of laboratories included in the association’s network for the Year 2023, developing research activities consistent with the association domain:

#Laboratory nameCountryLaboratory affiliationShort descriptionWeb site
1MODLab Arch, MODLab DesignItalyPolitecnico di Torino, Department of Architecture and DesignModLabs are multidisciplinary spaces aimed at experimenting with new design and digital fabrication processes to support students and staff of the Politecnico di Torino in their projects during the design, digital modelling and prototyping phases. They are also the centre of research activities focusing on the following themes:- two- and three-dimensional digital modelling of architectural, urban and design artefacts;- creation of real models through the application of manual techniques and current digital fabrication techniques;- the use of three-dimensional models as devices for the communication of Cultural Heritage (replicas, tactile replicas and applied AR on models).
2S.A.B.E. (Survey &. Analysis of Built Environment)ItalyUniversity of Bergamo, School of EngineeringThe S.A.B.E. Research Team is a research and teaching space that allows students the freedom to experiment by
3PATRIMONIO ARQUITECTÓNICO Y ARQUITECTURA SOSTENIBLE / BUILT HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE (SUSTAINABLEBUILTHERITAGE)SpainUniversidad de AlcaláIn the field of Technological and Experimental Sciences, the Group carries out research on two innovative and topical subjects in which multidisciplinary collaboration is essential: 1. Intervention in the built heritage, which requires an exhaustive knowledge of it. 2. And the application of sustainability concepts to architecture and urban and territorial planning.
4FAB LAB UFVSpainUniversidad Francisco de Vitoria, Escuela Politécnica SuperiorThe FAB LAB was created as a space for interdisciplinary co-creation open to the entire academic community to develop research projects in collaboration with companies where teachers and apprentices share their knowledge and document the process to achieve their findings. The space was created as a platform for interaction that seeks synergies between individuals from different branches of knowledge in an environment that encourages direct experimentation based on the pedagogical method of learning by doing, mixing different technologies.
5Lar. Laboratorio di supporto al progettoItalyUniversità Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Culture del ProgettoThe laboratory is primarily concerned with:- Mathematical, numerical, and hybrid modeling of artifacts connoted by elementary and complex geometries.- Preparation of digital models for 3D printing.- 3D survey and reconstruction of heterogeneous artifacts (architecture, environments, painted architectural perspectives, statuary, etc.).- Reconstruction of architecture on archival and documentary materials.- Creation of 3D videos and animations in the fields of architecture, city, landscape, visual and performing arts, and design.- Prepare multimedia, virtual, and interactive content for museum installations, exhibitions, events, and performances.
63DSurvey GroupItalyPolitecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering3DSurveyGroup is an ABCLab unit of ABC Department (ABC-Architecture, Built environment and construction engineering) at Politecnico di Milano. The main topics of its research activities are methodologies and technologies for survey and 3D reconstruction mainly in the field of Cultural Heritage and Environments.
7REMLabItalyUniversity of Naples Federico II, Department of Civil, Building and Environmental EngineeringThe Survey and Modeling Laboratory (REMlab) is the container of the activities carried out by the Disegno research group. It has tools for digital and analog processing for raster graphics and solid modeling and harware Digital tools intended for topographic metric surveying, point cloud processing from laser-scanning and photo-scanning and multimedia and interactive
8Untold labsEgyptGerman University in CairoThe imperfection of earth bricks is often understood as a synonym of low-tech construction in deprived communities. However, it is a simple, cheap, and, per nature, circular material to build with. With Digital Imperfection, we wanted to underline that earth is much more than a vernacular material. Our project links state-of-the-art approaches with local traditions by highlighting earth as a post-vernacular, contemporary building material. It is a collaborative work between the elective courses “Unplugged Matter: Earthen Material, Prof. Christian Schmitt” and “Introduction to Robotics in Architecture, Dr Federico Garrido” at the German University in Cairo (GUC) the research intended to combine both core interests (Material Responsible Design and Digital/ Parametric Design) in every stage. The collaboration also proposed to augment not only the capacities of each sub-discipline, but also the perception of them by associating low-tech building techniques with hi-tech design procedures. It is interesting that Mixed Reality technologies such as AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) are becoming ubiquitous in everyday life but their application in everyday design and construction work are still in rapid development.We underline that earth is much more than a vernacular material, and by involving digital tools, we can augment their use it in a contemporary, elegant way. We emphasise the collective experience of building with sustainable materials, using technology to create a shared understanding of building with the community's hands and to find a post-vernacular narrative for material that is available nearly everywhere.¬
9Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Physiques et Numériques (LISPEN)FranceArts et Métiers Institute of TechnologyLISPEN develops research in the field of multi-physics and virtual dynamic systems, with a particular focus on the Industry of the Future. As such, the Laboratory is part of the Institut Carnot ARTS network of laboratories, whose aim is to promote partnership research. Systems engineering & digital mock-upSystems simulation and controlHuman-system interactionIndustrial transformation
10Dynamic Research on Urban Morphology-DRUM laboratoryTurkeyÖzyeğin University, Department of ArchitectureThe DRUM (Dynamic Research on Urban Morphology) research group focuses on the diachronic aspect of urban and territorial transformations; it welcomes the expertise of Architects, Urban Planners, and Urban Morphologists including broad interdisciplinary cooperation with other disciplines such as Geography, History and Archaeology. The research group aims to describe the dynamics of urban growth in different morphological and geographical settings by comparing a number of relevant case studies in capital cities. The research group applies the comparative method and other analytic tools, such as GIS, Space Syntax, Typological plans, Conzenian analysis at different scales and within different chronological phases to understand the past and above all, to design the future of large cities.
11Laboratorio di Disegno dell’Architettura e dell’AmbienteItalySapienza University of Rome, Department of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture The central issue of this Laboratory is focused on the problems of representation and documentation (virtual and also multimedia) of the anthropised territory, both urban and territorial, as well as of architecture. The Laboratory's activity is aimed at an ever more effective integration of theoretical and instrumental traditions with modern technologies of 3D acquisition and visualization in order to define and update methodological and operative aspects.
12Laboratorio di Studi Visuali e Digitali in ArchitetturaItalySapienza University of Rome, Department of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture Laboratory carries out research in the field of visual culture, which also includes the digital environment and the forms of representation understood as a communication tool. The object of study are images and, more generally, visual texts which have as their privileged subject the city, architecture, design products as well as the forms and visual manifestations of digital culture. Reading, iconographic analysis and interpretation of visual languages are the tools of an interdisciplinary project attentive to the cultural processes within which images are produced. The historical-critical analysis methods and the experimental ones typical of IT tools constitute the scientific basis of the research action.
13LaborA-VirtualItalyPolitecnico di MilanoImmersive reality laboratory equipped with facilities such as virtual theater, holographic table several VR devices. Open to the Athenaeum and by prior arrangement to proposed activities. But the lab for research purposes can be opened to the outside taking into account a fee schedule.
14Laboratorio DIDA-LXRItalyUniversity of Florence, Department of ArchitectureThe LXR lab provides students with a complete service for virtualizing existing or planned architectural spaces. It provides students enrolled in the courses of the Department, the Faculty of Architecture and in all the degree courses of the University of Florence with a set of tools for the creation of a virtual reality that is reinforced and enhanced. The computers available in the laboratory, based on workstation class units, allow the processing of the creation of digital images in a short time and provide students with a specific experience in a practice that is now very present in the profession of architecture. The creation and management of all XR projects is supported by specialized staff who have extensive expertise in architecture and representation. The LXR supports and encourages the use of XR in degree courses, dissertations and doctorates, workshops and other forms of teaching.
15Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana Fausto Curti Italy Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban StudiesThe Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana Fausto Curti conducts interdisciplinary research, focusing on perception and the environment. Using simulations, it explores the intricate interplay between urban design and its physical surroundings.
16EARHT_LABItaly Free University of Bolzano-BozenWe design, produce and test digital environments for art and heritage education, with an interdisciplinary
17TIRLab Laboratorio di tecniche e tecnologie innovative per il rilievo e la rappresentazione dell’architetturaItalyUniversity of Naples Federico II, Department of ArchitectureThe laboratory carries out applied research that experiments with innovative ways of collecting data (image-based, static and dynamic range-based techniques), systems for processing, computing and editing point clouds, systems for mapping and cataloguing archaeological heritage and cultural assets. Methods of three-dimensional modelling, representation and identification of new communicative languages are investigated, which, through the use of advanced Information and Communication Technologies, allow for the definition of differentiated possibilities for the fruition of architecture. Furthermore, methodologies for the study of the evolution of heritage are investigated that integrate Artificial Intelligence algorithms and Extended Reality systems for the construction of information systems, including BIM-oriented ones.
18LUxCID L​aboratory of U​ser eX​perience, C​ommunication and I​nteraction D​esignItalyUniversity of Naples, Urban\Eco Interdepartmental Research CenterLUxCID is a research laboratory of the Urban\Eco center where new technologies applicable to cultural heritage are studied. The laboratory's interests lie in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Dialogue and Language Understanding Systems, User Centered Experience Design, Social Signal Processing, Social Robotics, Surveying with innovative technologies and software for the reconstruction and 3D rendering of architectural heritage.