Conference presentation This presentation was part of a series of invited lectures on the issue of “digital tectonics”. Each invited speaker was asked to create a “tectonic manifesto” outlining the approach and concepts that they use to develop the link between digital design, digital production, and the physical act of assembly and construction. This presentation showed the work of the lapa: the research and teaching projects accomplished over the last 5 years, and discussed the evolution of methods and technologies at the EPFL.