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Seminar Week AS18
ROB|ARCH 2018 Workshop
MAS DFAB: Gradual Assemblies
The Digital in Architecture
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
Acoustics
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



Brick Labyrinth, Zurich, 2017
MAS Programme in Architecture and Digital Fabrication, 2016-2017
Designed and built within the Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture and Digital Fabrication programme at ETH Zurich, the Brick Labyrinth is the result of a three-month group project realised by students together with researchers from Gramazio Kohler Research. Measuring 8 by 10 meters in plan, it is the first large-scale construction built in the Robotic Fabrication Laboratory at ETH Zurich, which was opened in fall 2016 and features four collaborating robotic arms suspended from two gantries that allow working in an area of 45 by 17 meters.

The labyrinth continues a long tradition of robotic brick placing pioneered at the professorship in 2006, yet pushes the boundaries of computation and robotic control by using dry-stacked bricks with their structural integrity solely relying on gravitation. Students used computational tools not only for design iterations but also to check the stability and feasibility of the produced structures. Furthermore, they managed to generate the sequence and commands to control the multi-robotic fabrication of the final structure. Multiple iterations of physical tests and productions of prototypes allowed them to design and build the labyrinth, which consisted of over 10’000 bricks with a weight of 30 tons, in under 4 weeks.


For more information: masdfab.com
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: David Jenny, Luka Piskorec, Stefana Parascho, Hannes Mayer
Students: Marco Caprani, Samuel Cros, Rodrigo Diaz, Ahmed Elshafei, Federico Giacomarra, Hakim Hasan, Marirena Kladeftira, Iakovina Kontiza, Thodoris Kyttas, Matthias Leschok, Coralie Ming, Wataru Nagatomo, Matteo Pacher, Maria Pachi, Sambit Samant, Theodora Spathi, Dai-Syuan Wu?
Sponsors: Keller AG Ziegeleien

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