The Voxel Furniture, ETH Zurich, 2009
During the elective course prototypes for the new outdoor furniture of the “Science City” campus have been developed. Through additive layering of foam blocks with variable length and differing hardness it was possible to address functional requirements such as seating comfort, weight and stability. Foam was the ideal material to meet the differing requirements portability of large sized furniture pieces and durability. The material was organized within a three dimensional spatial grid that allowed the following production of 1:1 test pieces with our robotic fabrication facility. The expertise developed during the semester formed the basis for the development of a new seating unit.
Gramazio & Kohler, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich
Client: Science City, ETH Zurich
Collaborators: Silvan Oesterle (project lead), Ralph Bärtschi, Michael Knauss, Mike Lyrenmann
Students: Dominik Aegerter, Andreas Aeschbacher, Sarina Fahrni, Esther Götz, Katharina Kassner, Michi Keller, Roberta Margnetti, Anne Mikoleit, Andreas Mueller, Marc Pancera, Nathalie Pietrzko, Moritz Pürckhauer, Severin Ritter, Frederic Schwarz, Grete Soosalu, Caspar Teichgräber, Fabian Troxler, Jeanne Wellinger, Tiffany Wey, Franz Wietersheim, Jade Yang
Selected experts: KCAP Ute Schneider