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

Robotic Wire Cutting, Payerne, Vaud, 2015
Swisspearl® Summerschool 2015
Robotic Wire Cutting is a two-week design and building workshop focusing on the development of novel façade typologies and their digital design and fabrication through 1:1 scale prototypes. The elements of the façade were materialised in cement composite Swisspearl®, moulded from robotically-cut bespoke polystyrene blocks. The resulting geometric possibilities – paired with machinic speed and efficiency – of this multi-robot fabrication process at hand and the overall setting directly in the production facilities of Eternit (Schweiz) AG allowed for a comprehensive investigation into the architectural potentials of automated cutting by an integral approach to computational design, simulation and physical prototyping. As such, participants gained fundamental knowledge in digital fabrication, and, in particular, learned to describe their designs using algorithmic models, generate data for the robotic fabrication and validate their investigations through 1:1 automatically fabricated mock-ups.

The results of the two-week design and building workshop "Robotic Wire Cutting" will be exhibited - together with the premiere of a comprehensive film documentation by Marc Schwarz - at the Architekturforum Zurich from February 24, 2016 to March 10, 2016. For more information: Architekturforum Zürich

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Eternit (Schweiz) AG
Collaborators: David Jenny (project lead), Romana Rust (research lead)
Students: Grgurac Ana, Gheyselinck Aurèle, Sarah Barras, Li Bo, Marco Caprani, James Chenault, Ahmed Elshafei, Victoria Fard, Alix Gasser, Marco Palma, Julien Prudhomme, Ludwig Schilling, Stéphane de Weck, Stavroula Tsafou
Selected experts: Marco Ganz
Selected guest critics: Asbjørn Søndergaard, Matthias Rippmann
Support: The project was co-supported by the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) of ETH Zurich and by swisspor AG.

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