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Exhibition
28.09.2024-05.01.2025
Material Acts: Experimentation in Architecture and Design
Craft Contemporary. Los Angeles.
Material Acts: Experimentation in Architecture and Design examines the role of nature as a starting point for material experimentation in the domains of architecture, craft, and science.

Symposium
21.05.2024-25.05.2024
RobArch 2024 Conference
Toronto, Canada.
We will be attending with the following papers: - "Lost and Bound: Adaptive Detailing with Robotic Additive Joining for Reclaimed Steel." Authors: Inés Ariza, Romana Rust, Vlad Silvestru, Andreas Taras, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, Catherine de Wolf. - "Planning Non-repetitive Robotic Assembly Processes with Task and Motion Planning." Authors: Yijiang Huang, Pok Yin Victor Leung, Caelan Garrett, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler.

Lecture
05.04.2024
Design Systems and Construction Strategies for Impact Printed Structures
FABRICATE 2024. Royal Danish Academy. Lecturer: Kunaljit Chadha, Lauren Vasey.
Impact printing is a novel robotic building method for constructing full-scale, #freeform structures with a custom earth-based material and is currently being developed at ETH Zürich. The project is a collaboration between Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich - Chair of Sustainable Construction and the Robotic Systems Lab.

Lecture
04.04.2024
Digital Materiality
National Conference on Wooden Architecture. Norway / Online. Lecturer: Fabio Gramazio.

Jobs
30.03.2024
Robotics Engineer for Construction Mobile Robot at Gramazio Kohler Research. 60%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term
We are looking for a talented Robotics Engineer to join the LAYERED team at ETH Zurich and help revolutionize automated construction. Click on the image for more details & apply.

Workshop
24.03.2024
Generative #AI for Forward and Inverse Design in Architecture and Engineering
AMLD - Applied Machine Learning Days. SwissTech Convention Center. Lausanne, Switzerland. Lecturer: Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska (Gramazio Kohler Research), Luis Salamanca (Swiss Data Science Center), Dr. Michael Kraus (Chair of Structural Engineering - Concrete Structures and Bridge Design / Design++) .

Lecture
21.03.2024
Mono-Material Wood Wall
ICD Research Talk(s) – Timber Architecture. Please pre-register by clicking on the image. Lecturer: Oliver Bucklin, Luis Orozco.
Oliver’s research seeks to use solid timber to achieve all main structural and building physics requirements without adhesives, metal fasteners or other artificial material layers. A core focus of the project was a standard timber element, which features deep slits sawn in the profile to improve the thermal insulation performance of the envelope. The parameters of the timber profile are investigated to allow further improvements to energy performance.

Jobs
20.03.2024
Coordinator and tutor of the MAS ETH Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Exhibition
27.02.2024-30.06.2024
MR. ROBOTO
The Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco.
Robots are our partners in the future. This exhibition showcases a collection of design activities and experiments by students at San José State University, as they test the creative possibilities of collaborating with a robot. Together with faculty and guest design collaborators Jonathon Anderson, Madeline Gannon, Andrew Kudless, and Gramazio Kohler Research, experiments shown in the exhibition engage the robot across multiple disciplines and media: calligraphy, photography, 3D-light painting, 3D-printing, and stop-motion animation.

Software
COMPAS FAB: Robotic fabrication package for the COMPAS Framework
Robotic fabrication package for the COMPAS Framework facilitating the planning and execution of robotic fabrication processes. It provides interfaces to existing software libraries and tools available in the field of robotics (e.g. OMPL, ROS) and makes them accessible from within the parametric design environment. The package builds upon COMPAS, an open-source Python-based framework for collaboration and research in architecture, engineering and digital fabrication.

Github repository
Projects: compas_fab

Media
E-Book: The Robotic Touch – How Robots Change Architecture
When "The Robotic Touch" was first published in 2014 by Park Books, it marked a pioneering exploration into the realm of digital architecture. Whether you're an architect, a technology enthusiast, or simply intrigued by our endeavors, the book serves as a gateway to comprehending the profound impact robotics has on shaping our built environment. Originally released as a hardcover book and now out of print, we have made a freely accessible E-book version. Our aim is to make the wealth of knowledge within "The Robotic Touch" available to everyone. Download the E-book here.

Completion
22.11.2023
Circularity Park opens at Eberhard AG, Oberglatt

Lecture - Symposium
22.09.2023
Blurring Humans
Cyber Physical Symposium — Encounters Between Art and Science. EPFL Pavilions. Lausanne. Lecturer: Matthias Kohler.

Lecture
22.09.2023
Digital Materiality in Architecture
41st International eCAADe Conference - Digital Design Reconsidered. Graz University of Technology. Austria. Lecturer: Fabio Gramazio.

Miscellaneous
12.09.2023
Prof. Matthias Kohler is Dean of the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich
As of August 1st, 2023 Prof. Matthias Kohler is Dean of the Department of Architecture and part of its new Executive Board. The Executive Board directs the Department in strategic and operational matters. The term of office covers two academic years (1.8.2023–31.7.2025).

Exhibition
01.06.2023
Event at the Future Now Pavilion, Fauusp São Paulo (RSVP needed)
Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Lago 876, Butantã, São Paulo. Lecturer: Consul General of Switzerland in São Paulo, Insight Architecture, Faculty of Architecture FAUUSP, Swissnex, and ITA Engenharia.

Exhibition - Award
16.05.2023
Impact Printing wins 3D Pioneers Challenge in the category Architecture
Impact Printing is the winner of this year’s 3D Pioneers Challenge in the category Architecture, and it has also received a Special Mention by Autodesk Technology Centers!

Lecture
17.04.2023
Digital Materiality
Kyoto Design Lab Lecture Series. Kyoto, Japan / Online. Lecturer: Prof. Matthias Kohler, Dr. Daniela Mitterberger.

Lecture
12.04.2023
Architectural Design Bridging the Digital and the Physical
Obayashi Corp. Tokyo, Japan. Lecturer: Prof. Matthias Kohler.

Lecture
11.04.2023
Computational Design for Sustainable Architecture
University of Creativity, Tokyo, Japan. Lecturer: Prof. Matthias Kohler.

Lecture
10.04.2023
Architectural Design Bridging the Digital and the Physical
Shimizu Corp. Tokyo, Japan. Lecturer: Prof. Matthias Kohler.

Lecture
16.03.2023
Simultaneous Screening of the film “Matter Out of Place” in Zurich and Mendrisio
ETH Zurich / DARCH, Università della Svizzera Italiana. Campus Hönggerberg, Open Space 2. Lecturer: Matthias Kohler, Sascha Roesler, Kevin B. Lee.

Exhibition
17.02.2023
Future of Motion at Autostadt Wolfsburg
Gramazio Kohler Research and the Computer Vision and Learning Group, ETH Zurich present Flight Assembled Architecture Revisited.

Lecture
16.02.2023
Roboter-Architektur und ihre Materialien
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein. Schaudepot. Lecturer: Mareike Gast und Matthias Kohler.

Teaching
13.02.2023
Immersive Studio, Design Studio by Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich

Lecture
01.02.2023
Tecnoglass Lecture Series 2022-2023
University of Miami, School of Architecture. Glasgow Hall + Zoom. Lecturer: Matthias Kohler, Fabio Gramazio.

Jobs
05.01.2023
Post Doctoral Researcher – Gramazio Kohler Research / NCCR Digital Fabrication
We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate who will implement a computational design environment that is geared towards coupling advanced computational design techniques with bespoke digital prefabrication processes. See the full job posting on the following link.

Lecture
26.10.2022
Semiramis: Eigenartig und anspruchsvoll
S/WIN 53. Fortbildungskurs Ingenieure und Architekten zum gemeinsamen Erfolg – Holzbau heute und morgen. Hotel Thurgauerhof Weinfelden. Lecturer: Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska (Gramazio Kohler Research), Andreas Burgherr (Timbatec).

Teaching
22.10.2022
Immersive Studio, the new Design Studio at ETH Zurich by Gramazio Kohler Research

Lecture - Lecture
12.10.2022
City, Climate, and Architecture
ETH Zurich, ITA, Open Space 2. Lecturer: Tom Avermaete, Fabio Gramazio, Milica Topalovi?, Martina Voser, Sascha Roesler.

Lecture
27.09.2022
Extended Reality Collaboration: Virtual and Mixed Reality System for Collaborative Design and Holographic-Assisted On-site Fabrication
Design Modelling Symposium . Berlin. Lecturer: Daniela Mitterberger, Evgenia Angelaki, Foteini Salveridou.

Lecture
26.09.2022
Augmented Intelligence for Architectural Design with Conditional Autoencoders: Semiramis Case study
Design Modelling Symposium . Berlin. Lecturer: Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska, Luis Salamanca.

Completion - Opening - Exhibition
23.09.2022
Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine.
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.

Lecture - Opening - Exhibition
20.09.2022
Vernissage und Round Table: Gotthard Landschaft - eine digitale Reise durch das alpine Massiv
ETH Zürich, Zentrum Hauptgebäude (HG) Innenhof Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich. Lecturer: Prof. Christophe Girot, Prof. Dr. Anette Freytag, Bruno Giussani, Prof. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Prof. Matthias Kohler, Dr. Thomas Robinson, Dr. Nadin Schütz.

Exhibition
14.09.2022
Next NCCR DFAB Phase III has begun - Watch the new video!

Lecture
12.09.2022-13.09.2022
Flight Assembled Architecture Revisited - Post-human Cityscapes
Future of Mobilities Conference. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Auditorium. Lecturer: Matthias Kohler.

Jobs
08.09.2022
3 Doctoral Fellowships in Architecture and Technology

Lecture
06.09.2022
Digital Materiality
Swiss Vitality Talk 1. Swiss Embassy Japan. Online. Lecturer: Fabio Gramazio.

Completion - Opening
06.07.2022
Semiramis officially inaugurated in Zug.
Semiramis has been presented to the public at a vernissage at the Tech Cluster Zug. Around 80 guests from business, politics, architecture, and art attended the event.

Lecture
11.06.2022
AI+Art Conversation
ETH Zurich AI Center . Lecturer: Fabio Gramazio, Christian Waldvogel, Adrian Notz.

Opening - Exhibition
10.06.2022-28.08.2022
Open House - Experiment the Habitat
Geneva.

Exhibition
09.06.2022-30.10.2022
TOUCH WOOD
ZAZ Bellerive, Zentrum Architektur Zürich.

Symposium
09.05.2022
International Symposium DIGITAL MATTERS - DIGITAL MATERIALITY
Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (GTA) and The Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), ETH Zurich. ETH Zurich. Lecturer: Ralf Baecker, Benjamin Dillenburger, Madeline Gannon, Fabio Gramazio, Mireille Hildebrandt, Inge Hinterwaldner, Karin Sander, Georg Vrachliotis, Nina Zschocke.

Symposium
11.03.2022
Book Launch: Robotic Landscapes - Designing the Unfinished
Never Stop Reading, Spiegelgasse 18, 8001 Zurich. Lecturer: Christophe Girot, Fabio Gramazio, Francesca Hughes, Marco Hutter, Matthias Kohler .

Guest expert
11.03.2022
Final Crits Guest
Master in Advanced Architecture 01. MAA01. Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC, Barcelona, Spain. Lecturer: Jesus Medina Ibanez .

Lecture - Teaching
18.02.2022
Introduction To Robotic Fabrication - Explorating Possible Applications of Robotic Fabrication for Architects
Master in Advanced Architecture 01. MAA01. Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC, Barcelona, Spain. Lecturer: Jesus Medina Ibanez .

Lecture
04.02.2022
Digital Materiality
Build Porto. Online/Porto. Lecturer: Fabio Gramazio.
Lecture
03.02.2022
Digital Materiality
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture Department of Architecture. Online. Lecturer: Fabio Gramazio.

Media
08.12.2021
Semiramis on Swiss Television, SRF Schweiz Aktuell "Roboter bauen neue hängende Gärten"
Interview with Matthias Kohler and Sarah Schneider.

Lecture
15.09.2021
Digital Timber | Design and Robotic Assembly
Touching Cellulose. TU Delft. Lecturer: Aleksandra Apolinarska.

Lecture
10.09.2021
Revisiting Earthen Architecture
Swissnex Brazil, Insight Architecture. Online. Lecturer: Fabio Gramazio, Roger Boltshauser, Pedro Rivera.

Lecture
25.08.2021
DFAB House receives special mention at BETON21
Betonsuisse.
The project is a promise for the future. It shows the direction in which construction and the use of concrete could go if the possibilities of digital fabrication are increasingly exploited. The award is thus made in appreciation of the innovative use of concrete and novel concrete techniques on a 1:1 scale.

Lecture - Media
01.09.2008
Digital Materiality in Architecture
Lars Müller Publishers.
The book collects works of the office Gramazio & Kohler, as well as projects realised at the ETH Zurich over the last 3 years. The book can be ordered directly on the Lars Müller publishers webpage.
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