Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
Jammed Architectural Structures
On-site Robotic Construction
Mesh Mould Metal
Robotic Lightweight Structures
Mesh Mould und In situ Fabricator
Complex Timber Structures
Spatial Timber Assemblies
Smart Dynamic Casting and Prefabrication
Robotic Cosmogony
Gramazio Kohler at MuDA
Robotic Fabrication Laboratory
Spatial Wire Cutting
The Sequential Roof
Robotic Integral Attachment
Mobile Robotic Tiling
YOUR Software Environment
Aerial Construction
Rock Print
Smart Dynamic Casting
Topology Optimization
Iridescence Print
Robotic Foldings
Mesh Mould
Acoustic Bricks
Flight Assembled Architecture
The Endless Wall
The Catenary Pavilion
Additive processes
Pike Loop
Room acoustics
Architonic Concept Space
Structural Oscillations
Winery Gantenbein
Robotic Fabrication Laboratory , 2010-2016
Research laboratory for large-scale robotic fabrication
The Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL) is set up as a worldwide unique digital construction environment that allows for internationally leading research in the field of robotic fabrication in architecture and construction. The RFL - initiated by the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication - is as an integral part of the new Arch_Tec_Lab-building for the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), located on the Hoenggerberg Campus of ETH Zurich. The RFL will be fully operational from October 2016 on.

The RFL is a multi-robotic system based on an overhead running gantry system covering the complete workshop space of the ITA building. Thus, a total of four six-axis robots can cooperatively work on a maximum volume of 45 by 17 by 6 meters. The RFL’s flexible and extendable configuration allows for a broad scope of different architectural design and construction experiments at full scale. The RFL will also enable to simulate robotic fabrication and human-machine cooperation on-site, as well as advanced automated factory-based digital fabrication processes. Apart from the core research in the field of architecture, the RFL is set up as a platform open to other disciplines, providing the means to conduct numerous research projects that are dependent on digital controlled spatial applications.
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Tobias Bonwetsch (project lead), Michael Lyrenmann
Selected experts: Bachmann Engineering AG
Selected contractors: Guedel AG, ABB Schweiz AG
Sponsors: Guedel AG, ABB Schweiz AG

Copyright 2016, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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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