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AAG 2016 Workshop
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
Curved Folding
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 Stacked Pavilion
The Opening 2
The Opening 1
The Sequential Wall 2
The Sequential Wall 1
Acoustics
The Foam
The Resolution Wall
Construction Hoarding
The Dissolved Wall
Domoterra Lounge
The Perforated Wall 2
The Perforated Wall 1
The Programmed Wall
The Oblique Hole


The Programmed Column, ETH Zurich, 2009
Elective Course
In the elective course the students were asked to program designs for columns stacked out of bricks. The focus of the course was the equilibrium condition of the structure during the buildup process without additional support and as a consequence the sequence of the brick placement. The physical equilibrium conditions were abstracted into design tools in the form of easy to use programming functions. These functions allowed to work with the requirements that the robot based fabrication of a physical column exhibits already during the digital design process.
The project was conducted in collaboration with the BLOCK Research Group - Assistant chair of Building Structure Philippe Block.
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: BLOCK Research Group - Assistant chair of Building Structure Philippe Block
Collaborators: Silvan Oesterle (project lead), Ralph Brtschi, Mike Lyrenmann
Students: Den Hartog Alexa, Roman Birrer, Nerea Castell, Sebastian Cramer, Jari Fischer, Benjamin Heller, Andreas Kissel, Peter Leibacher, Pierre Levy, Davide Massaro, Claudio Meletta, Stephanie Monney, Luka Piskorec, Stefan Roos, Sarah Schneider, Ben Spicer, Florian Strohmaier, Thomas Summermatter, Rainer Vock
Sponsors: Keller AG Ziegeleien

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