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

Graded Structures 2, ETH Zurich, 2016
Elective Thesis
Following the elective course, the four-week workshop "Graded Structures" offered the students an opportunity to deepen the themes from the semester. The students continued to explore the potentials of the robotic process at hand, investigating the continuous spatial extrusion of polymer filaments to design spatially graded structures. They followed by designing, programming and building a hanging canopy structure with a size of 2 x 3.7m consisting of three partially interlocking elements. The constraints given by the robotic fabrication process such as the sequence of the extrusion, the design of the custom joints as well as the lengths and angles of the edges of the structure were integrated in an early phase of the design development and became an integral part of the architectural design.
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich

Collaborators: David Jenny (project lead), Stefan Caranovic
Students: Jure Bogdanic, Aurèle Gheyselinck, Linda Hatava, Lukasz Pawlicki, Stéphane de Weck
Sponsor: Extrudr, Fussach

Copyright 2016, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zürich HIB E 43
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