Thursday Meeting & Seminar: Rolab Studio
Rolab Studio will present a seminar titled “Advanced Computing and Fabrication Technology”, as part of the MBL Last Thursday Meetings, on April 28, 2022.
Rolab Studio is a design and manufacturing studio with an innovative and sustainable perspective that aims to integrate developing digital production techniques & material solutions into architecture and construction.
Hazal Yilmaz is an interior designer and a researcher who is specialized in robotic fabrication and computational design. She received her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul Bilgi University and acquired her master’s degree in Robotics and Advanced Construction from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.
Her research lies in the field of industry 4.0, focusing on the generative process of technological, computational innovation through computational design, robotic fabrication, human-machine collaboration, and wearables. She has participated in numerous seminars and workshops on machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotic fabrication. Her wearable project of MetaForm wearable has been awarded by Reshape and published by Vogue Barcelona in 2020. Hazal is Co-Founder of Rolab Studio and currently working in Istanbul Bilgi University as the lead in the seminar on robotic fabrication and large-scale additive manufacturing with clay, and a part-time instructor in the Computation-based Basic Design studio.
Yiğitalp Behram is an architect specializing in computational design, digital fabrication and visualization whose interest lies in the development of new techniques that connect the design and fabrication process through digital tools. He holds a bachelor’s of Architecture from Bahçeşehir University and a master’s degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.
His postgraduate research combines computational design and focuses on extensive prototyping through sensors, actuators and computational design tools. In his postgraduate education, he has developed an optical apparatus to decompose the chemical elements present in the air pollution, fabricated a column by bending rebars through robotics, and took part in an installation for the Llum BCN festival among others. For his thesis, he conducted research on 3d printing wax as formwork for large-scale concrete printing. His postgraduate projects of Suruc Camp and Metal Bending have been exhibited by Construmat BCN. Yigitalp is Co-Founder of Rolab Studio and currently working in Istanbul Bilgi University as a part-time instructor in the Computation-based Basic Design studio.