DARLAB (Digital Architecture & Robotic Lab)
Federico Rossi graduated from the Architectural Association after studying architecture in Florence, Italy. He gained significant professional experience working in various practices in London including Nigel Coates, SOM and Zaha Hadid Architects, where he worked on international projects ranging from furniture to architecture, exploring innovative design, BIM coordination and digital manufacturing processes.
He joined London South Bank University (LSBU) as Senior Lecturer in Architecture, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and researcher in digital design and robotic fabrication. In 2013 Federico led a major capital investment project to establish a robotic fabrication laboratory – DARLAB (Digital Architecture & Robotic Lab).
In 2013 participated at Salone del Mobile for Federlegno Arredo with the Vaulted Table and consequently exhibited at NYC IFCC and published on Wired Magazine.
From 2015 started a long term collaboration with the visual artist Davide Quayola, developing Sculpture Factory a live robot installation travelling across Europe and for the 2017 Kazakhstan Expo.
Federico as expert in advanced robotic manufacturing worked as consultant for SCMGroup, QDRobotics, Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing and develop projects for Ars Electronica, HAL Robotics, United Visual Artists, Minister of Sounds and Southwark Council.