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Remote Material Deposition Installation
Remote Material Deposition
Depth Modulations 2
Design of Robotic Fabricated High Rises 2
Depth Modulations
Complex Timber Structures 2
Complex Timber Structures 1
Robotic Metal Aggregations
Shifted Frames 2
Design of Robotic Fabricated High Rises 1
Shifted Frames 1
Spatial Aggregations 2
Spatial Aggregations 1
Robotic Clay Molding
The Fragile Structure 2
The Fragile Structure 1
Procedural Landscapes 2
Procedural Landscapes 1
Curved Folding
The Interlocking 2
The Interlocking 1
The Sequential Structure 2
The Sequential Structure 1
Explicit Bricks
The Programmed Column 2
The Programmed Column 1
Open Air Theater
Voxels 2
Voxels 1
The Stacked Pavilion
The Opening 2
The Opening 1
The Sequential Wall 2
The Sequential Wall 1
Acoustics
The Foam
The Resolution Wall
Construction Hoarding
The Dissolved Wall
Domoterra Lounge
The Perforated Wall 2
The Perforated Wall 1
The Programmed Wall
The Oblique Hole





The Sequential Structure 2, ETH Zurich, 2010
Elective course
The findings of the course “The Sequential Structure 1” led to the development of a temporary installation in public space at the ETH Zurich within a 4 week workshop. The students task included the design and fabrication of a timber pavilon to shade a sun exposed terrace. Studies of physical hanging chain models and their simultaneous simulation with digital tools provided the base for an iterative form finding process. The structure consists of 26 individual elements, joined into 11 arches and mounted on site without any use of heavy machinery. The layering of the slats in a diagonal grid allows for a multidirectional transfer of loads, thus supporting shell action of the structure. The parametric framework adapts to structural requirements with gradual change in effective depth. The additional rotation and variation of slat lengths is driven by local sun irradiation and allows for a specific control of the shadowing effect of the structure.
The project was conducted in collaboration with the BLOCK Research Group - Assistant chair of Building Structure Philippe Block.

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: BLOCK Research Group - Assistant chair of Building Structure Philippe Block
Collaborators: Michael Knauß (project lead), Ralph Bärtschi, Michael Lyrenmann, Matthias Rippmann, Maria Vrontissi
Students: Jonas Epper, Sofia Georgakopoulou, Matthew Huber , Benz Hubler, Jessica Knobloch, Teresa McWalters, Maria Vrontissi
Sponsors: Collano AG

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