Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
Thin Folded Concrete Structures
Jammed Architectural Structures
On-site Robotic Construction
Mesh Mould Metal
Smart Dynamic Casting and Prefabrication
Spatial Timber Assemblies
Robotic Lightweight Structures
Robotic Fabrication Simulation for Spatial Structures
Mesh Mould and In situ Fabricator
Complex Timber Structures
Spatial Wire Cutting
Robotic Integral Attachment
Mobile Robotic Tiling
YOUR Software Environment
Aerial Construction
Smart Dynamic Casting
Topology Optimization
Mesh Mould
Acoustic Bricks
Additive processes
Room acoustics

BrickDesign, 2011-2012
Designsoftware for a vast amount of discrete Elements
The aim of the project is to develop a powerful software package that enables architects, planners and engineers to design with a large set of discrete elements. Thereby, BrickDesign allows to fully exploit the design potential inherent in novel and innovative robotic fabrication processes. On that basis, computer-controlled fabrication allows the realization of highly informed building elements in an economic and efficient order. Applied to brickwork, the robot allows to individually position each brick and shows that novel fabrication technologies require novel design tools. Against this background, BrickDesign capitalizes with a refined and powerful software package on all these potentials and bring them directly into planning practice.

For more information go to BRICKDESIGN (by ROB Technologies)
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Client: Förderagentur für Innovation, KTI
Collaborators: ETH Zürich: Ralph Bärtschi, Philipp Huebner, Matthias Helmreich
ROB Technologies AG: Tobias Bonwetsch
Keller AG Ziegeleien: Christian Keller, Fransesco Pisasale, Lukas Wernli
Industry partner: ROB Technologies AG
Keller AG Ziegeleien

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Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zürich HIB E 43
Stefano-Franscini Platz 1 / CH-8093 Zurich

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