Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
Human-Machine Collaboration
Robotic Plaster Spraying
Timber Assembly with Distributed Architectural Robotics
Mesh Mould Prefabrication
Algorithmic Details
Thin Folded Concrete Structures
Deep Timber
Robotic Fabrication Simulation for Spatial Structures
Data Driven Acoustic Design
Jammed Architectural Structures
On-site Robotic Construction
Mesh Mould Metal
Smart Dynamic Casting and Prefabrication
Spatial Timber Assemblies
Robotic Lightweight 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
The final installation in the ETH main hall.
The final installation in the ETH main hall.
Impression of the openeing of the FCL Exhibition, on 24.9.2014, in the ETH main building.

Impression of the openeing of the FCL Exhibition, on 24.9.2014, in the ETH main building.
Foto of the inner atrium of the structure.

Robotic Foldings, SEC Singapore ETH Centre, 2014
Installation at the SEC FCL exhibition “Research, Outcomes and Prospects“
The installation at the SEC Future Cities Laboratory Exhibition “Research, Outcomes and Prospects“ is a continuation of a design that was developed in the Design Research Studio “Design of Robotic Fabricated High Rises”. The overall intention is to create a multitude of unique interior spatial configurations by algorithmically controlling a large number of generic elements. As such, the overall high-rise structure is conceived as linked tectonic strands that branch and merge into an undulating overall shape. The project, showcased in the ETH Zurich main building, is realised through a custom robotic fabrication setup at the scale of 1:50. The gripper picks a paper stripe, cuts it at a predefined distance, folds it in to the desired angle and then places it on the installation. The final piece consists of 3,643 of these elements. In total 37.8 kg of Bristol paper and 2.5 l of wood glue were used.

The Installation is on display until 9th November 2014 in the ETH Zurich main building.

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Raffael Petrovic (project lead), Michael Budig, Sebastian Ernst, David Jenny, Orkun Kasap, Fanni Rea Müller, Andreas Thoma

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Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
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