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Compas Timber
AIXD: AI-eXtended Design
AI-Augmented Architectural Design
Impact Printing
Human-Machine Collaboration
AR Timber Assemblies
Autonomous Dry Stone
Architectural Design with Conditional Autoencoders
Robotic Plaster Spraying
Additively Manufactured Facade
Timber Assembly with Distributed Architectural Robotics
Eggshell Benches
Eggshell
CantiBox
RIBB3D
Data Driven Acoustic Design
Mesh Mould Prefabrication
Data Science Enabled Acoustic Design
Thin Folded Concrete Structures
FrameForm
Adaptive Detailing
Deep Timber
Robotic Fabrication Simulation for Spatial Structures
Jammed Architectural Structures
RobotSculptor
Digital Ceramics
Compas FAB
On-site Robotic Construction
Mesh Mould Metal
Smart Dynamic Casting and Prefabrication
Spatial Timber Assemblies
Robotic Lightweight Structures
Mesh Mould und In situ Fabricator
Complex Timber Structures
Spatial Wire Cutting
Robotic Integral Attachment
Mobile Robotic Tiling
Software Environments
Aerial Construction
Smart Dynamic Casting
Topologie-Optimierung
Mesh Mould
Acoustic Bricks
TailorCrete
BrickDesign
Echord
FlexBrick
Additive Fabrikation
Raumakustik
Compas Timber, 2022-2024
Software development project
compas_timber is a user-friendly open-source software toolkit to streamline the design of timber frame structures. Despite its advancements in digitalization compared to other building techniques, timber construction is often perceived as challenging, involving intricate design, planning, coordination, and fabrication processes. We aim to increase the use of timber in architecture by lowering the threshold of creating versatile and resource-aware designs.

compas_timber is an open-source library written in Python and integrated within the COMPAS framework ecosystem. It provides an implementation for Rhino as a Grasshopper plug-in, which we employ in teaching design studios for master students in architecture. At the current stage, the library encompasses tools for the fast and intuitive design of timber frame structures with simple joints. It offers a parametric data model composed of beams, joints, and assembly entities to describe semantic information about the structure. As we look forward, we envision expanding the toolkit to include interfaces to structural analysis software and specialist timber construction software, assembly sequencing methods, fabricability checking tools and more.

To find out more, see compas_timber documentation and source code.

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Mitarbeiter: Dr. Aleksandra Anna Apolinarska, Chen Kasirer, Gonzalo Casas
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Professur für Architektur und Digitale Fabrikation
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