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FrameForm, ETH Zurich, 2017-2020
PhD research project
FrameForm is a Mesh Mould extension started to increase the capacity of the hardware and to develop a computational technique availing the design of structurally-sound metal frames. It is tailored for robotic fabrication, especially for the integration of automated bar bending, welding, and cutting.
It aligns frames with structurally favorable orientations and decomposes models into fabricable units, making the fabrication process scale-invariant as well as aligning frames globally in an aesthetically-pleasing and structurally-informed manner.
Relying on the standard analysis of frames, this project co-optimizes the shape and topology of rebars at the local unit level. It also minimizes the combinations of functional and aesthetic objectives under strict fabrication constraints, modelling the assembly of the rebars. This project explores the fabrication limits of the Mesh Mould hardware, and inspires the development of its next generation.

Video: FrameForm

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Disney Research
Collaborators: Zhao Ma (project lead), Alex Walzer, Dr. Christian Schumacher, Dr. Romana Rust, Dr. Moritz Bächer

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