The Digital in Architecture II


Prof. Fabio Gramazio    Prof. Matthias Kohler    Jesús Medina

063-0611-00L       Autumn Semester - HS19

Exercise                 Thu 15:00 – 18:00

Room                     HIB D13.1



About the course


Subject of the course is Robotic Fabrication in architecture. Through material exploration, basic skills such as robotic control are being taught and applied to a small design and fabrication project. The course teaches how to develop a simple fabrication and material aware digital design process linked to a robotic fabrication procedure.

Students learn to use industrial robots such as the Universal Robot (UR5) and understand basic principles of robotic control. At the end of the course, students are able to translate simple design ideas into robotic fabrication processes, which they can run independently. Furthermore students deepen their skills in Python and Grasshopper, which they have acquired in the course “The Digital in Architecture I”.


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19.09             First session ŕ Course intro





19.09             Session 1      Intro - Basic Robotic control

26.09             Session 2      Introduction to UR5

03.10             Session 3      Process iteration

10.10             Session 4      Process iteration, Desk-Crit

17.10             Session 5      Mid-Term Presentation

24.10             n.a.                 Seminarweek

31.11             Session 6      Feedback loop

07.11             Session 7      Process iteration

14.11             Session 8      Process iteration

21.11             Session 9      Process iteration, Desk-Crit

28.11             Session 10    Process iteration & documentation

05.12             Session 11    Final presentation





Bring your laptop + mouse!

Required software: Rhinoceros 6 for Windows and Grasshopper (see details and install instructions)


19.09             Exercise 1      [assignment] [submit]       Intro




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