Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
Seminar Week
Malleable Voxels
Seminar Week
MAS Architecture and Digital Fabrication
Force-Adaptive Wire Cutting
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
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
All three final models in the robotic facilities end of October 2013.
All three final models, end of October 2013.
Alle Tuerme im Studio. Im Studio 2013 wurden 14 Tuerme gebaut.

The final tower.
The final tower.

The final tower.
Close-up of the final tower.

Close-up of the final tower.
Close-up of the final tower.

Design of Robotic Fabricated High Rises 2, SEC Singapore ETH Centre, 2013
In the context of the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) at the Singapore ETH Centre (SEC), the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication of Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler has built up a unique laboratory to research the potentials of robotic processes for the design and construction of high rise typologies in Southeast Asia. The research team of Module II is representing the chair at FCL and has built a unique laboratory to investigate how computational design, coupled with robotic technologies has the potential to liberate this interesting building type from its still dominant, but culturally and technologically obsolete subjection to the economies of scale, of serialisation, and standardisation.

Design of Robotic Fabricated High Rises 2 is being conducted for the second consecutive year. In 2013 it is organised as collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture of the National University of Singapore (NUS). While the first year Robotic Fabricated High Rises 1 focused on experimentation with the robotic facilities in order to define material and fabrication processes that are suitable for 1:50 scaled model building, the second year builds upon previous experiences and is more geared towards an evolution of architectural typologies.

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Michael Budig + Raffael Petrovic (project lead), Willi Lauer, Jason Lim
Students: Johan Julius Petrus Aejmelaeus-Lindström, Pun Hon Chiang, Kai Qi Foong, Yuhang He, David Jenny, Lijing Kan, Ping Fuan Lee, Jean-Marc Stadelmann, Andre Wong

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