This teaching project explores potentials of additive digital fabrication of structural frameworks in wood. Standard wooden slats cut to individual sizes are being placed and glued by a robotic fabrication unit. The project aims on developing a spatial parametric structural framework made of wooden slats. A rule based description of the assembly logic allows for the adaption to local requirements of the structural framework. The design of the framework defines spatial qualities and light conditions in its interior space. This leads to locally differentiated systems, taking into account structural requirements as well as spatial and formal aspects of the design.
The project was conducted in collaboration with the BLOCK Research Group - Assistant chair of Building Structure Philippe Block.
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich
In cooperation with: BLOCK Research Group - Assistant chair of Building Structure Philippe Block Collaborators: Michael Knauß (project lead), Ralph Bärtschi, Michael Lyrenmann, Maria Vrontissi Students: