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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 Fragile Structure 1, ETH Zürich, 2011
Elective course (4KP)
During the semester we examined the inherent stabilities of robotic construction processes. Evaluating additive assemblies of discrete elements allowed us to not only draw conclusions on the resulting overall stability but also to consider the assembly equilibrium at each fabrication step. In this way, novel structural and spatial aggregations are designed and fabricated where to a certain extent their materialization is deliberately manipulated and improved through iterative "evolution". The prototypes in model scale were developed in teams using small six-axial robots and custom-built tools.

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Luka Piskorec (project lead), Michael Knauss, Dominik Weber, Ralph Bärtschi, Thomas Cadalbert
Students: Johan Julius Petrus Aejmelaeus-Lindström, Koray Akdag, Susanne Büchi, Pascal Genhart, Patrick Goldener, Benedikt Hengartner, David Jenny, Sylvius Kramer, Beat Lüdi, Dorian McCarthy, Mario Sgier, Fabio Stirnimann, Florence Thonney, Yifei Wang, Tobias Wullschleger

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Gramazio Kohler Research
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