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Flexbrick: Prototype 2

Flexbrick: Prototype 2
Flexbrick: Prototype 2, detail

FlexBrick, ETH Zurich, 2008-2010
Masonry facade system prefabricated in a robot-based manufacturing process
The faade system Flexbrick made out of masonry is manufactured by a robot-based fabrication process. Therefore the efficiency and flexibility of this digitally informed process of prefabrication are combined with the appreciated and sustainable construction of masonry in-situ. New potentials for the discipline of architecture arise as new kinds of application in terms of technical performance and new ways of aesthetical expression are made possible.

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: innovation promotion agency CTI
Client: Keller Ziegeleien AG, Pfungen
Research programme: KTI
Collaborators: ETH Zrich: Markus Giera (project lead), Volker Helm (project lead phase 2), Dr. Ralph Brtschi, Tobias Bonwetsch, Mike Lyrenmann, Chang Zhang
Keller AG Ziegeleien: Christian Ehmann, Kurt Schuler, Dr. Jen Varga, Max Wassmer
Consultancy: EMPA - Dbendorf, Professur fr Bauphysik - ETH Zrich

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