Spatial Aggregations Pavillion

Type:

Robotic Fabrication Workshop

Location:

ETH Zurich / DFAB

Collaborators:

Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Prof. Matthias Kohler, Luka Piskorec

Keywords:

Spatial Structures, Robotic Fabrication, Computational Design, Recursive Bracing

Date:

Spring 2012

Status:

Completed

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Description: The aim of this 4 week intensive seminar course was to realize in 1:1 scale a structure that leads away from the conventional space frame typologies and enables a new design scope,which generates robust, inherently redundant aggregations with multiple load paths and connection opportunities. A script was developed in python where the ground surface and canopy surface are defined. The script then iteratively tiles accordingly the surface and adds columns and iterative bracings based on a user input.

The structure was constrcuted with the aid of a kuka robotic arm ,which was cutting (certain lengths) and drilling (according to orientation and the neighbours) the plastic water pipes. The project was based upon previous studies and work done through the semester’s course “Spatial Aggregations”and was implemented within a team of approx 10 students.