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
Force-Adaptive Wire Cutting, Zurich, 2016
AAG 2016 Workshop
Spatial Wire Cutting (SWC) is a novel digital fabrication technique - developed by the group of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich - that is performed by the coordinated movement of two six-axis robotic arms, which control the curvature of a hot-wire, adopting itself against the resistance of the processed material. By escaping from the linearity of the cutting medium, this approach fosters a material-efficient and fast manufacturing of double curved surface objects by single cutting procedures. As such, SWC significantly expands the grammar of possible hot-wire cutting geometries and ultimately brings forward a fully integrated design, simulation and fabrication approach.

The workshop at the Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) conference in September 2016 will focus on the expanded geometric possibilities of SWC and will focus on computational design and simulation in direct connection to the adaptive fabrication system. Participants will investigate a range of SWC surface typologies and will robotically fabricate them as full-scale polystyrene elements. The workshop will introduce a custom computational design and simulation framework (Grasshopper/RhinoPython) and a cooperative robotic fabrication set-up, consisting of two Universal Robots UR5.

To apply and for further information, please visit: AAG 2016 Conference

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Research programme: AAG Conference Workshop
Collaborators: Romana Rust (project lead), David Jenny

Copyright 2016, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zrich HIB E 43
Stefano-Franscini Platz 1 / CH-8093 Zurich

+41 44 633 49 06
+41 44 633 11 71