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

Mesh Mould, ETH Zurich, 2012-2014
ETH Research Project
The research project Mesh Mould addresses the 1:1 construction aspects of robotically fabricated loadbearing structures. Considering the use of standard industrial robots with its limited payload capacities, however with a high capacity for precise spatial coordination, an optimal use of the machine requires construction processes with minimal mass transfer and a high degree of geometric definition. Subsequently the fabrication of formwork for material efficient, thus geometric complex concrete elements constitutes the focus of this investigation. Mesh-Mould combines formwork and reinforcement into one single robotically fabricated construction system. The project (Patent Publication No. WO/2015/034438) is conducted in close collaboration with Sika Technology AG as an industry partner and expert in cementitious materials. Mesh Mould is also embedded into the National Competence Centre in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication.

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Physical Chemistry of Building Materials group (Prof. Dr. Robert J. Flatt), Institute for Building Materials, ETH Zurich
Collaborators: Norman Hack (project lead), Willi Viktor Lauer
Industry partner: Sika Technology AG, Switzerland

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