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Architectural Design V-IX AS
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Architectural Design V-IX SS
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Architectural Design V-IX AS
Elective Course AS
Core Course AS
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Elective Course SS
Subject Specialisation SS
Computational Design III-IV
Architectural Design V-IX SS
Seminar Week FS
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Architectural Design V-IX AS
Elective course HS22
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MAS DFAB: Eggshell Pavilion
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Core Course AS
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Workshop USA
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Core Course AS
MAS DFAB: Rapid Clay Formations II
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MAS DFAB: Rapid Clay Formations (Rio)
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Robotic Landscapes III
MAS DFAB: Up Sticks
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Architectural Design V-IX AS
MAS DFAB: Rapid Clay Formations
Zero-Waste Geometry
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ROB|ARCH 2018 Workshop
MAS DFAB: Gradual Assemblies
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Robotic Landscapes I
Malleable Voxels
MAS DFAB: minijammed
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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
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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

Cooperative Robotic Fabrication of Spatial Timber Structures, Zurich, 2018
ROB|ARCH 2018 Workshop
In this workshop, our aim is to join simple timber beams into highly informed and complex spatial structures that follow a specific constructive assembly logic, building on the previous project Gradual Assemblies . We will take advantage of the ability of cooperating robotic arms to position, orient and join timber elements, investigate different spatial arrangements and determine the solution space of what is physically buildable with the aid of robotic simulation and path-planning algorithms. Using the workspace of the Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL) at ETH Zurich, we will work directly at a 1:1 scale and physically realise a large architectural artefact.

The participants will engage in a) computational design and b) robotic fabrication. They will explore the constraints of the constructive system in an intuitive manner. During this workshop, we will provide algorithmic design tools (e.g. multi-robotic sequencing, collision detection and path planning) that incorporate the geometric interdependencies and the specific robotic fabrication constraints. Finally, we will fabricate a structure with two cooperating robotic arms. The participants will get an insight into the control of the robots (e.g. multi-robotic coordination, grippers as well as drilling end-effectors) and their periphery (e.g. CNC-saw).

For further information, please visit: RobArch 2018 Conference

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Andreas Thoma, Matthias Helmreich, Matteo Pacher, Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska and Ammar Mirjan
Students: Adam Anouar, Canhui Chen, Hussain Dashti, Yijiang Huang, Gaudenz Jehli, Lukas Kirner, Rachna Kothari, Ernesto Pastore, Nuno Pereira da Silva, Alec Singh, Yorika Sunada, Rodney Watt, Corey Wong, Bing Yang and Anastasia Zaytseva
Support: Michael Lyrenmann and Philippe Fleischmann (Robotic Fabrication Laboratory)
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