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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
Long exposure shot showing the trajectories of a light projectile
Diagram of the design-to-fabrication feedback loop
Section through the scanned point-cloud of the final structure

Scanned point-cloud of the structure overlayed with simulated projectile trajectories
Projectile production - a clay cylinder extruder

Robotic fabrication setup
Final structure

Final structure
Final structure

Remote Material Deposition Installation, Sitterwerk, St. Gallen, 2014
Elective thesis (6CP)
In this elective thesis we continued our investigation into Remote Material Deposition and demonstrated – in cooperation with the Sitterwerk St.Gallen – this entirely new fabrication technique for the first time at full architectural scale. The architectural installation was a result of a one-month-long workshop and, within this scope, proposes a radically new way of thinking about and materializing architecture: Featuring an industrial robot that aggregates material over distance and therefore exceeds its predefined workspace, this installation brings not only forward a novel scale of digital fabrication in architecture – it also takes a first step in characterizing a novel approach in digital fabrication, taking architecture beyond the creation of static forms to the design of dynamic material aggregation processes.

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Sitterwerk Kunst und Produktion - Felix Lehner, Julia Lütolf, Ariane Roth, Laurin Schaub
Collaborators: Sebastian Ernst (project lead), Kathrin Dörfler, Luka Piskorec
Students: Ralph Benker, Bo Cheng, Roberto Naboni, Pascal Ruckstuhl, Ivana Stiperski, Simone Stünzi, Anna Szabo, Andreas Thoma, Martin Thoma, Alexander Nikolas Walzer, James Yeo
Sponsors: Festo AG, Schweiz
Hans und Wilma Stutz Stiftung, Herisau
IKEA-Stiftung (Schweiz), Basel

Copyright 2014, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zurich / Building HIL / Floor F / Room 56
Stefano-Franscini Platz 5 / CH-8093 Zurich
info@gramaziokohler.arch.ethz.ch

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