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MAS DFAB: minijammed
Seminar Week
MAS DFAB: Brick Labyrinth
MAS DFAB: Robotic Pavilion
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
Seminar Week
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 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






MAS DFAB: minijammed, 2017
MAS Programme in Architecture and Digital Fabrication, 2016-2017
minijammed is a three-week design and build assignment based on the ongoing research project Jammed Architectural Structures. The research focuses on the development of design and fabrication techniques to build fully reversible architectural structures by interlacing crushed-rock stones with textile string without any permanent bonding. The potential of the concept has been proven at architectural scale through the realisation of larger prototypes: Rock Print and Rock Print: A Manistone.
minijammed invites the students to explore the design possibilities and the rich solution space of the method in a smaller scale.

The short-term project suggests a material-driven design and a robotic fabrication strategy, as only through the execution of multiple physical experiments, both manual and robotic, the designer is able to take informed decisions about the final outcome of the process.

The projects were developed iteratively through series of physical prototypes, material tests, and computational design and fabrication studies. The final results developed by the students conceptually enrich the scope of the research on granular materials by introducing topics such as: overhangs, voids, vertical textile reinforcements and post-tensioning, complex interwoven geometries, and equilibrium of multiple elements.

For more information: masdfab.com
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: David Jenny, Gergana Rusenova, Petrus Aejmelaeus-Lindström, Jesús Medina Ibáñez, Hannes Mayer
Students: Sahar Barzani, Fernando Cena, Georgia Chousou, Alexander Enz, Moon Young Jeong, Frank Lin, Matteo Lomaglio, Ioanna Mitroupolou, Haruna Okawa, Rafael Pastrana, Francisco Regalado, Jetana Ruangjun, Jun Su, Nizar Taha, Yao Wang, Zong-Ru Wu, Angela Yoo
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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