Facilities

Our facilities include an architectural robotics lab, environmental lab, a workshop, media lab, library and a digital fabrications lab.

Books on bookcases

Library

The Architecture Library is conveniently located within the School, offering access to its collection of books, journals, reference and technical literature and audio-visual material. 

Robotic arm

Architectural robotics lab

A 6-axis high accuracy robotic arm to research the potential for robotic construction and digital fabrication in architecture.

Model inside sky dome

Environmental lab

The environmental laboratory underpins many of the activities of the Architecture Science Group as well as supporting those of the Design Research Unit.

Photography equipment in media lab

Media lab

The School has a Media Lab which is open 24/7, except during Bute Building closures.

Digital fabrication laser cutter

Digital Fabrication Lab

The digital fabrication laboratory at the Welsh School of Architecture is a facility for the digital fabrication of computer-generated components and models.

Cutting wood with jigsaw machinery

Workshop

The workshop is run by our Craftsman Dan Tilbury who has skills in carpentry, furniture design, and model making.