The Disintegrated Wall, ETH Zürich, 2006-2007
In this investigation of screen structures, we extended the vocabulary of aperture forms. These could now take on any desired form, including irregular ones, and have plastically deformed reveals. Using algorithmic tools, the students placed points on the wall’s surface. From this field of points, the mathematical method of the Voronoi diagram was then used to derive a polygonal division of the surfaces which, mapped on both sides and connected to each other, produced a two-and-a-half-dimensional grid structure. By shifting the points on the front and back of the wall, one could plastically deform the reveals of the apertures and thus shape the screen structure.
Gramazio & Kohler, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich
Collaborators: Daniel Kobel (project lead), Ralph Bärtschi, Michael lyrenmann
Students: Philip Bräm, Kai Franz, Georg Krummenacher, Andri Lüscher, Daniel Lütolf, Ivo Piazza, Alexandr Prusakov, Christoph Rauhut, Thomas Summermatter, Mulan Sun, Matthias Thaler, Darryl Trotter