NUST MISIS FabLab Master`s Degree Students Present Installation Created Under Direction of Professor Giuseppe Fallacara, Maestro of Architectural Design

At the NUST MISIS FabLab, graduates of Russia`s first Master`s Degree program “Materials & Technologies of Digital Production” have presented their results of the #MANTACANOPY project, which was implemented under the leadership of Professor Giuseppe Fallacara, a maestro of architectural design from the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy).

At a lecture devoted to stereotomy and construction held during the presentation of the #MANTACANOPY project, Professor Fallacara told the audience that NUST MISIS students had been conducting work on the installation’s preparation over the past several months. It included concept development, design layout, and calculations of all the details necessary for the structural assembly. The installation itself was assembled a little more than a week.

This is the second piece of architectural-design art Professor Fallacara has created alongside NUST MISIS FabLab master`s degree students.

“When we started our work on the first project #CREATRIVITREE, I noticed both the lab`s and the team`s potential in terms of architectural design. There are tremendous opportunities here for the creation of the most daring architectural structures—you can find answers here to many questions which arise when designing structures. It is also possible to create innovative solutions and to hold real architectural experiments. That’s why we are planning to create new projects — mathematically and geometrically precise sculptures, in the creation of which we will be able to fully use NUST MISIS competences in the fields of materials science, engineering calculations, mathematics and art”, said Professor Fallacara.

The first admission to NUST MISIS’s master`s degree program “Materials & Technologies of Digital Production” was for the 2015-2016 academic year. In June 2017, FabLab graduate students defended their master`s theses. The program’s educational process is based on the CDIO cycle projects (to create an idea — to design — to implement — to operate), promoted by MIT and actively applied at NUST MISIS at every level of education. The final projects of every graduate student was independently developed, producing such things as functional devices with the ability to transform, the ability to move other objects, the ability to perform a series of operations in accordance withan operator’s instructions, and other things.