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MAS Architecture and Digital Fabrication
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
Produktion
Build-up process
Build-up process

Build-up process
Build-up process

Final structure
Final structure

Final structure
Build-up process

Spatial Aggregations 2, ETH Zrich, 2012
Elective thesis (6KP)
During the elective thesis the students continued to examine robotic construction processes using straight rod-like elements and man-to-machine interaction. Multiple designs from the elective course were evaluated and developed further, ranging from programming to 1:1 prototype testing. This included a constructive assembly system with optimized joining and build-up sequencing. Consequently, this custom prefabrication setup was used to design and build a 6 x 6m pavilion, made from 700 meters of PVC pipes (32 mm) with the Chairs robotic facility. In this, the pavilions assembly sequence exerted a decisive influence on the architectural design and building process; essential here is both the spatial accessibility and the structural stiffness generated by the connection of the individual elements. On that scope, the pavilion formed a coherent, differentiated and nevertheless harmonious whole, representing a unique and highly resolved spatial structures that demonstrates the potential for future adaptive and recursive processes in digital design and construction.
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Luka Piskorec (project lead), Ralph Brtschi, Thomas Cadalbert, Volker Helm, Ena Lloret, Ammar Mirjan, Max Vomhof
Students: Stella Azariadi, Sonja Cheng, Ivana Damjanovic, David Jenny, Andreas Kissel, Jennifer Koschack, Bo Li, Joe Liao, Lukas Mersch, Evangelos Pantazis, Stylianos Psaltis, Gabriela Schr, Katharina Schwiete, Enzo Valerio, James Yeo, Sasada Yushi
Sponsors: REHAU Vertriebs AG

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