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The Digital in Architecture HS19
Robotic Landscapes III
Seminar Week AS19
The Digital in Architecture FS19
Seminar Week SS19
The Digital in Architecture HS18
Robotic Landscapes II
MAS DFAB: Rapid Clay Formations
Zero-Waste Geometry
Seminar Week AS18
ROB|ARCH 2018 Workshop
MAS DFAB: Gradual Assemblies
The Digital in Architecture FS18
Robotic Landscapes I
Malleable Voxels
MAS DFAB: minijammed
Seminar Week
MAS DFAB: Brick Labyrinth
MAS DFAB: Robotic Pavilion
Force-Adaptive Wire Cutting
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
Seminar Week
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 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


Mesh Mould Metal, ETH Zurich, 2015-2018
The research project Mesh Mould investigates the unification of reinforcement and formwork into a single robotically fabricated material system. During the first research phase a spatial robotic extrusion process was developed, allowing the examination of the relationship between mesh typology and rheological behavior of concrete (Mesh Mould). The second research phase at the National Competence Centre in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication focuses on the translation of the structurally insufficient polymer-based extrusion process into a fully load-bearing construction system. The current research is dedicated to the development of a fully automated bending and welding process for meshes fabricated from 6 mm steel rebar. The research involves the development of a fabrication-, and structurally-informed mesh typology as well as the subsequent collaborative development of a specialized robotic end-effector together with the Agile & Dexterous Robotics Lab of Professor Jonas Buchli.

See as well:
Mesh Mould
Mesh Mould and In situ Fabricator
DFAB HOUSE

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Research programme: NCCR Digital Fabrication
Collaborators: Norman Hack (project lead), Dr. Nitish Kumar, Kathrin Dörfler, Alexander Nikolas Walzer, Maximilian Seiferlein, Dr. Jaime Mata Falcon, Julio Alonso Lopez, Dr. Tim Wangler, Manuel Lussi, Lukas Stadelmann, Lex Reiter, Hannes Heller, Michael Lyrenmann, Heinz Richner, Philippe Fleischmann, Andreas Reusser
Selected experts: Agile & Dexterous Robotics Lab (Prof. Dr. Jonas Buchli), Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich
Physical Chemistry of Building Materials group (Prof. Dr. Robert J. Flatt),
Institute for Building Materials, ETH Zurich
Concrete Structures and Bridge Design (Prof. Dr. Walter Kaufmann)
Institute for Structural Engineering, ETH Zurich

Industry partner: Sika Technology AG, NOE Formwork, Schlatter Industries AG

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Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zürich HIB E 43
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