Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
Modeling: reducing, testing, experiencing architecture
Immersive Studio - SS23
Immersive explorations of architectural acoustics II
Computational Design III-IV HS22/FS23
The Digital in Architecture II HS22
Immersive Studio - HIL-Z AS22
Elective course HS22
Immersive explorations of architectural acoustics
MAS DFAB: Eggshell Pavilion
The Digital in Architecture I FS22
Augmented Realities - Worldmaking 4
The Digital in Architecture II HS21
Augmented Realities - Worldmaking 3
Robotic 360° Light Painting
The Digital in Architecture I FS21
The Digital in Architecture II HS20
MAS DFAB: Rapid Clay Formations (Brunnen)
The Digital in Architecture I FS20
Seminar Week FS20
MAS DFAB: Rapid Clay Formations (Rio)
The Digital in Architecture II HS19
Robotic Landscapes III
MAS DFAB: Up Sticks
Seminar Week AS19
The Digital in Architecture FS19
Seminar Week SS19
The Digital in Architecture II HS18
Robotic Landscapes II
MAS DFAB: Rapid Clay Formations
Zero-Waste Geometry
Seminar Week AS18
ROB|ARCH 2018 Workshop
MAS DFAB: Gradual Assemblies
The Digital in Architecture FS18
Robotic Landscapes I
Malleable Voxels
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
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
Build-up process
Build-up process

Build-up process
Build-up process

Final structure
Final structure

Final structure
Build-up process

Spatial Aggregations 2, ETH Zürich, 2012
Elective thesis (6KP)
During the elective thesis the students continued to examine robotic construction processes using straight rod-like elements and man-to-machine interaction. Multiple designs from the elective course were evaluated and developed further, ranging from programming to 1:1 prototype testing. This included a constructive assembly system with optimized joining and build-up sequencing. Consequently, this custom prefabrication setup was used to design and build a 6 x 6m pavilion, made from 700 meters of PVC pipes (32 mm) with the Chair’s robotic facility. In this, the pavilion’s assembly sequence exerted a decisive influence on the architectural design and building process; essential here is both the spatial accessibility and the structural stiffness generated by the connection of the individual elements. On that scope, the pavilion formed a coherent, differentiated and nevertheless harmonious whole, representing a unique and highly resolved spatial structures that demonstrates the potential for future adaptive and recursive processes in digital design and construction.

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Luka Piskorec (project lead), Ralph Bärtschi, Thomas Cadalbert, Volker Helm, Ena Lloret, Ammar Mirjan, Max Vomhof
Students: Stella Azariadi, Sonja Cheng, Ivana Damjanovic, David Jenny, Andreas Kissel, Jennifer Koschack, Bo Li, Joe Liao, Lukas Mersch, Evangelos Pantazis, Stylianos Psaltis, Gabriela Schär, Katharina Schwiete, Enzo Valerio, James Yeo, Sasada Yushi
Sponsors: REHAU Vertriebs AG

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Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zürich HIB E 43
Stefano-Franscini Platz 1 / CH-8093 Zurich

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