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Robotic Pavilion
Robotic Cosmogony
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Hello, Robot
Reinforce Expose
Robotic Fabrication Laboratory
The Sequential Roof
Rock Print
Iridescence Print
Robotic Foldings
Flight Assembled Architecture
The Endless Wall
Stratifications
The Catenary Pavilion
Pike Loop
The Stacked Pavilion
Architonic Concept Space
Structural Oscillations
R-O-B
Superwood
Winery Gantenbein
Architonic Concept Space, 2008
Installation
The Eroded Cubes are manifold sculptures that can be used as seating, table or wall objects combining additive and subtractive aesthetics. Their ambivalent expression fluctuates between that of an accumulative sculptural form and that of an eroded, seemingly amorphous mass. These objects are created from volumetric pixels, or “voxels,” that are bound within modular cubes of three sizes (0.5m, 1m, and 2m). Necessary parameters, such as interlocking segments and functional cavities, were considered throughout the shape selection and generation. An industrial robot assembled and glued these spatial structures, which were coated with an industrial strength rubber finish, from blocks of varying lengths, lastly producing objects whose mass is smaller the larger they are.

Credits:
Concept and Design: Gramazio Kohler Architects, Zurich
Fabrication: Gramazio Kohler Research, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich
Project team: Ralph Bärtschi, Gabriel Cuéllar, Michael Lyrenmann
Copyright 2016, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gramazio Kohler Research
Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication
ETH Zürich HIB E 43
Stefano-Franscini Platz 1 / CH-8093 Zurich

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