The Sequential Wall, ETH Zürich, 2008
This project investigates the architectonic and constructive potential of additive digital fabrication in timber construction. We designed a process in which the robot first cut commercially available wooden slats to length and then stacked them in a free arrangement. Such free arrangements allow high-resolution and subtle movements and transitions to be designed, running counter to the modular expression of the stacking. Straight lines flow seamlessly into curved ones, and on the wall’s surface an interplay is produced between the rhythmic repetition of the directional wooden slats and the fine gradation of their lengths.
Gramazio & Kohler, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich
Collaborators: Silvan Oesterle (project lead), Ralph Bärtschi, Michael Lyrenmann
Students: Michael Bühler, David Dalsass, Ramirez Daniel, Simon Filler, Milena Isler, Roman Kallweit, Morten Krog, Ellen Leuenberger, Daniel Lütolf, Jonas Nauwelaertz de Agé, Jonathan Roider, Steffen Samberger, Andre Schmid, Chantal Thomet, Chia Tien San Clarence, Rafael Venetz, Pascal Waldburger, Clemens Wall, Nik Werenfels, Libei Zhao