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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
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




Malleable Voxels, Madrid, 2017
Robotics Atelier 2017 at the Norman Foster Foundation
The workshop Malleable Voxels explores the potential of robotically aggregating earthen materials by shooting clay projectiles from varying directions, suggesting an entirely new interpretation of existing 3D printing techniques. Due to the projectiles’ malleable nature, they deform through impact and create an interlocking bond with the existing structure. This workshop focuses on designing and fabricating formations of small-scale clay projectiles in model scale, which are informed by their orientation and compression.

The workshop is held at the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid as part of the Robotics Atelier 2017. Ten students from universities and institutions from all over the globe are invited to develop creative ideas and concepts about the synthesis of computational design, material processes and robotic fabrication. With the urgent call for sustainability, we ask how untreated natural materials and advanced technology can be combined to arrive at new methods in construction that shape the future of architecture.
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Norman Foster Foundation
Collaborators: Romana Rust (project lead), Selen Ercan, Hakim Hasan, David Jenny
Students: Vasilija Abramovic (The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK), Serban Bodea (Institute for Computational Design and Construction, Stuttgart, Germany), Adrián Carrio (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain), Hareesh Godaba (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Prakhar Jain (Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India), Steven Keating (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA), Luz Martínez Ramírez (Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciencias y Tecnología, Santiago, Chile), Brenda Mboya (Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana), Parascho Stefana (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland), Ricardo Valbuena (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain)
Sponsors: Rolex Institute

Copyright 2016, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gramazio Kohler Research
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