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Seminar Week SS19
The Digital in Architecture II
Robotic Landscapes II
Zero-Waste Geometry
Seminar Week AS18
ROB|ARCH 2018 Workshop
MAS DFAB: Gradual Assemblies
The Digital in Architecture
Robotic Landscapes I
Malleable Voxels
MAS DFAB: minijammed
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MAS DFAB: Brick Labyrinth
MAS DFAB: Robotic Pavilion
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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
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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
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The Foam
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Construction Hoarding
The Dissolved Wall
Domoterra Lounge
The Perforated Wall 2
The Perforated Wall 1
The Programmed Wall
The Oblique Hole
ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES I HS17
ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES I HS17
ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES I HS17

ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES I HS17
ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES I HS17

ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES I HS17
ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES I HS17

Robotic Landscapes I, ETH Zurich, 2017
HS 2017 Architectural Design Studio (14KP)
The HS 2017 Robotic Landscapes I Design Studio is a collaboration between the Chair of Christophe Girot and Gramazio Kohler Research. It explores the robotic manipulation of local topography to create a new linear landscape park and sound barrier along the A2 in the lower Valle Riviera, Ticino.

In response to the challenges posed by the noise of the highway in close proximity to the villages nearby, the studio asked students to develop new topographic solutions by applying innovative topological modelling methods to study the shaping of sand with robotic fabrication processes. As such, the students operated with a robotic arm that was equipped with custom end effectors and a force torque sensor to shift and compact the granular material to their specific design intent. A 3D scanner enabled to link the material prototyping with the digital blueprint, fostering an iterative exploration of computational design, robotic manipulation and material formation sensing.

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Ammar Mirjan
Cooperation with: Prof. Christophe Girot, Ilmar Hurkxkens, Fujan Fahmi
Selected experts: Prof. Marco Hutter and Dominic Jud (Robotic Systems Lab, ETH Zurich), Dr. Kurt Heutschi (Empa)
Students: Abraham Wu, Philippe Airoldi, Alessandro Canonica, Michele Capelli, Maximilien Durel, Kenichiro Endo, Nina Feix, Milan Jarrell, Shohei Kunisawa, Dominik Keller, Marius Oneta, Ladina Ramming, Thorben Westerhuys, Nicolas Wild, Bing Yang, Gabriel Fiette, Laura Rickli
Copyright 2016, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
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