The popup studio is a construction and experimental space dedicated to teaching and research. Adjoining the smart living lab, the popup studio is a facility for constructing prototypes, building elements such as façades, roofing, and structure, or even entire buildings. This is a unique and highly useful space, with enough capacity to house large-scale (1:1) prototypes.

It has a surface area of several hundred square meters, internal and external. It is fully equipped (including carpentry, plasterwork, metalwork, and paintwork), and combines research and applied knowledge. The popup studio also provides a space for discussion and experimentation on sustainable architecture, through both private and openly accessible events. 



Claude-Alain Jacot

EPFL Fribourg
Head of Technical Unit- EPFL
-project management
-manufacturing process

Charles Riedo

Technical unit HEIA-FR
Technical Employee- HEIA-FR
-manufacturing process

Laure Thorens

Head of Communication
smart living lab- EPFL
-environmental awareness
-project management
-communications and events


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