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Robotic Fabrication Laboratory
Spatial Wire Cutting
Mesh-Mould
The Sequential Roof
Aerial Constructions
Mobile Robotic Tiling
Smart Dynamic Casting
Complex Timber Structures
Software Environments
Robotic Foldings
Acoustic Bricks
TailorCrete
BrickDesign
Echord
Flight Assembled Architecture
The Endless Wall
Stratifications
FlexBrick
The Catenary Pavilion
Additive processes
Pike Loop
Room acoustics
Architonic Concept Space
Structural Oscillations
R-O-B
Superwood
Winery Gantenbein
Research
Our research focuses on additive digital fabrication techniques used for building non-standardized architectural components. Simply put, additive fabrication can be described as a three-dimensional printing process. By positioning material precisely where it is required, we are able to interweave functional and aesthetic qualities into a structure. We can thus “inform” architecture through to the level of material. Our aim is to develop criteria for a new system of structural logic which can be applied to architecture and that is intrinsic to digital fabrication. We started with modules such as bricks as a basic material and are now expanding the spectrum to include fluid materials.





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Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zurich / Building HIL / Floor F / Room 56
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