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Experiments  with ellips formwork
Ellips column 180 cm with 180 rotation
Formwork and ellips column 180 cm with 180 rotation

Ellips column 180 cm with 180 Rotation

Smart Dynamic Casting , ETH Zrich , 2012-2015
Robotic Fabrication of Complex Concrete Structures
Architectural construction has gone through intense innovations regarding material, engineering and design throughout the 20th century, and radically transformed the way buildings are conceived. These innovations opened up possibilities which challenged architects, engineers and constructors to build complex architectural concrete structures. Computer-Aided-Design and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) techniques have rejuvenated and radically increased the possibilities to of designing complex geometries. However, the generated designs have limited relation to the efficient modes of production used in concrete construction of today. The production of complex concrete structures often implies custom made formworks for each element produced, hence an unstainable and expensive process. Smart Dynamic Casting specifically aims at removing the need of individual made formwork for the construction of complex concrete structures. The project is conducted in an interdisciplinary research team with specialists from the department of civil engineering and building material sciences.
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Prof Dr. Robert J. Flatt (PI), Amir R. Shahab (PhD), Prof. Hans J Hermann; Linus Mettler (PhD), Dep. of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG), Institute for Building Materials (IfB) ETH Zurich; Prof. Peter Fischer, Dep. of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH), ETH Zurich
Collaborators: Ena Lloret Kristensen (project lead), Andreas Thoma, Ralph Brtschi, Thomas Cadalbert, Beat Ldi, Orkun Kasap, Maryam Tayebani

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