Andrei Jipa is a Doctoral student at the chair for Digital Building Technologies, ITA at the D-ARCH, ETH Zurich. He studied architecture at Ion Mincu University in Bucharest, University of Sheffield and University of Westminster in London. After his diploma, he founded jamD, a digital fabrication and parametric design studio based in London. As a Visiting Lecturer, Andrei taught Computational Design to MArch and MSc students at the University of Westminster. His current research focuses on 3D sand-print composites for the construction of full scale functional building components.
- Jipa, Andrei, Mathias Bernhard, Benjamin Dillenburger, Mania Meibodi, and Mania Aghaei-Meibodi. 2016. “3D-Printed Stay-in-Place Formwork for Topologically Optimized Concrete Slabs.” In 2016 TxA Emerging Design + Technology, edited by Kory Bieg, 96–107. San Antonio, Texas, USA.
- Ruffray, N., Bernhard, M., Jipa, A., Aghaei-Meibodi, M., Taisne, N. M. d., Stutz, F., Wangler, T., Flatt, R., Dillenburger, B. (2017). Complex architectural elements from HPFRC and 3D printed sandstone. Paper presented at the RILEM Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete, Montpellier, France.
- Jipa, A., Bernhard, M., Ruffray, N., Wangler, T., Flatt, R., & Dillenburger, B. (2017, 22-24, November, 2017 ). skelETHon Formwork. Paper presented at the SIGraDi 2017, XXI Congreso de la Sociedad Ibero-americana de Gráfica Digital, Concepción, Chile.
- Aghaei Meibodi, Mania, Mathias Bernhard, Benjamin Dillenburger and Andrei Jipa. 2017. “The Smart Takes from the Strong”. Fabricate 2017