Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
Seminar Week
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
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
Final model
Final model
Final model

Final model
Final model

Final model
Concept diagramms

Concept diagramms
Concept diagramms

Shifted Frames 1, ETH Zurich, 2012
Elective course (4KP)
In this semester the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication continued to explore complex spatial aggregations and concentrated especially on robotic assembly of straight beam elements. These were assembled in orthogonal relation, using simple side-to-side connections without any extra joints. Although composed out of generic elements, the system has a capacity to build a wide range of complex configurations. Due to the additive assembly of multiple beam elements, differentiated and highly redundant structural systems were created that allowed specific investigations of new design and construction methods for complex truss structures. The students tested their design, structural and procedural constructive logics directly on robotic fabrication of model scale prototypes.

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Luka Piskorec (project lead)
Students: Marisa Brunner, Carlos Cenci, Tino Crameri, Guilherme Da Silva Carvalho, Bettina Dobler, Nicolas Ganz, Melchior Hsli, Bo Li, Leonardo Magursi, Isabelle Ntzi, Haitao Pang, Robby Rey, Stefan Roos, Chang Su , Ying Yi Tan, Akihiko Tanigaito, James Yeo, Jason Yeung

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Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zrich HIB E 43
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