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Spatial Extrusions 2
Spatial Extrusions
Graded Structures 2
Graded Structures
Robotic Wire Cutting Summerschool
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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
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Domoterra Lounge
The Perforated Wall 2
The Perforated Wall 1
The Programmed Wall
The Oblique Hole
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Robot placement

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Final photos

Complex Timber Structures 2, ETH Zurich, 2013
Elective thesis (6CP)
Following an elective course, a four-week workshop "Complex Timber Structures" offered the students an opportunity to deepen the themes from the semester. The students began with an analysis of contemporary and traditional timber systems and defined node typologies suitable for the digital fabrication process. They followed by designing, programming and building a funnel-shaped wooden structure with a span of 4.5m consisting out of 93 individually cut wooden beams. The cutting of the beams, drilling the holes for the screws and the precise placement of the components within the structure was carried out in a continuous robot-based process. The constraints given by the robot-fabrication process such as length, angle constraints of the components and the assembly sequence of the structure were already incorporated in the planning phase of the design process and have been an integral part of the architectural design.
The teaching project was conducted as an integral part of the 3-year NFP66 research project "Additive Fabrication of Complex Robotic Timber Structures".
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Michael Knauss, Luka Piskorec
Students: Marisa Brunner, Christian Grewe Rellmann, Rossitza Kotelova, Enrique Ruiz Durazo, Andreas Thoma

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