Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
On-site Robotic Construction
Robotic Lightweight Structures
Jammed Architectural Structures
Complex Timber Structures
Spatial Wire Cutting
Mobile Robotic Tiling
Rock Print
The Sequential Roof
Aerial Construction
Smart Dynamic Casting
Topology Optimization
Iridescence Print
Robotic Fabrication Laboratory
Mesh Mould
YOUR Software Environment
Robotic Foldings
Acoustic Bricks
Flight Assembled Architecture
The Endless Wall
The Catenary Pavilion
Additive processes
Pike Loop
Room acoustics
Architonic Concept Space
Structural Oscillations
Winery Gantenbein

Explicit Bricks, Barcelona, 2010
Smart Geometry Workshop
The goal of the four days workshop during the Smart Geometry conference was to design a constructive system composed out of uniquely formed Styrofoam blocks. The architectural potential of the developed system was tested through applying it on the design and fabrication in a 1:1 scale prototypical building structure. The participants were challenged to analyze and test different interlocking systems by making simple prototypes in order to apply the outcome to an overall system. The prototypes were fabricated using a robot in combination with a hot wire cutting machine. Existing constraints set by the fabrication process hat do be considered as well as to check stability and flow of forces. Gaining stability due to friction and interlocking system were seen as the potential of the fabrication process and had to be exploited as far as possible.
Gramazio&Kohler, Architektur und Digitale Fabrikation, ETH Zürich
Collaborators: Tobias Bonwetsch(project manager), Ralph Bärtschi, Andrea Kondziela
Participants: Ionut Anton, Paolo Cascone, Kristoffer Josefsson, Martin Kaftan, Eleni Kolovou, Peter Liebsch, Alessandro Loffredo, Sven Pfeiffer, Stefane Tabsoba, Giancarlo Torpiano, Ebru Ulu
Copyright 2014, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
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Stefano-Franscini Platz 5 / CH-8093 Zurich

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