Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
MAS Architecture and Digital Fabrication
AAG 2016 Workshop
Spatial Extrusions 2
Spatial Extrusions
Graded Structures 2
Graded Structures
Robotic Wire Cutting Summerschool
Spatial Wire Cutting
Extruded Structures
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
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

Curved Folding, ETH Zurich, 2011
Seminarweek FS 2011
Developable geometries describe a powerful approach to master and utilize geometrical complexity in architecture. Their spectrum of application in architectural design is vast. Curved folding of planar sheet materials allows the design and fabrication of 3-dimensional surfaces in an efficient and elegant way. During a 5 day workshop the students explored potentials of folding aluminium panels to produce weatherproof faade cladding systems. Starting with paper models, the students analyzed shingled faade systems and translated their designs into parametric design models in a cad environment. Through custom made software tools the students could directly generate fabrication data allowing for robotic folding with three independent robotic arms. To verify their design concepts the students finally produced 4 full scale faade mockups in aluminium sheets mounted on a wooden substructure.
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Gregory Epps, RoboFold and Daniel Piker, SpaceSymmetryStructure
Collaborators: Michael Knau (project lead), Ralph Brtschi, Mike Lyrenmann, Dominik Weber
Students: Moritz Berchtold , Fabio Bernasconi, Miro Eichelberger, Ozan Enginsal, Raphael Fitz , Pascal Genhart, Ricardo Joss, Michi Keller, Leo Kleine, Daniel Kostezer , Stefan Maier , Nathalie Pietrzko, Christian Rippstein, Jonas Ryser , Christian Schwizer, Maria Vrontissi, Jan Zachmann

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