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Fabricate 2014

Negotiating Design & Making

Edited by Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, and Silke Langenberg

ISBN: 9781787352148

Publication: August 24, 2017

Series: Fabricate

What is this?
FABRICATE is an international peer reviewed conference that takes place every three years with a supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication. Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century, FABRICATE brings together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Discussion on key themes includes: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales, the difficult gap that exists between digital modelling and its realisation, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts. FABRICATE features cutting-edge built work from both academia and practice, making it a unique event that attracts delegates from all over the world. FABRICATE 2011, 2014 and 2017 are now all available to download free from UCL Press. Originally published by gta Verlag, Zurich.

Fabio Gramazio is an architect with multidisciplinary interests ranging from computational design, robotic control and fabrication to material innovation. In 2000, he co-founded the architecture practice Gramazio & Kohler, where numerous award-wining designs have been realised, integrating novel architectural designs into a contemporary building culture. Built work ranges from international exhibitions, private and public buildings to large-scale urban interventions. Opening the world’s first architectural robotic laboratory at ETH Zurich, Gramazio & Kohler’s research has been formative for the field of digital architecture, setting precedence and de facto creating a new research field merging advanced architectural design and additive fabrication processes through the customized use of industrial robots. This ranges from 1:1 prototypical installations to robotic fabrication on a large scale, which is being explored at the SEC Future Cities Laboratory. Fabio and his partner Matthias Kohler were awarded Swiss Art Awards, the Global Holcim Innovation Prize and the Acadia Award for Emerging Digital Practice. Their innovative explorations have contributed to numerous exhibitions around the world, such as the 2008 Architectural Biennial in Venice, the Storefront Gallery for Art and Architecture in New York 2009 or Flight Assembled Architecture at the FRAC Centre Orléans in 2011. Their work has been published in a large number of journals, books and mass media, and has been first documented in the book Digital Materiality in Architecture in 2008. Their recent research is outlined and theoretically framed in the book The Robotic Touch – How Robots Change Architecture, released in 2014. Together with leading researchers in architecture, material sciences, computation and robotics, they have just launched the first architectural National Centre of Competence in Research on Digital Fabrication.

Matthias Kohler is an architect with multidisciplinary interests ranging from computational design, robotic control and fabrication to material innovation. In 2000, he co-founded the architecture practice Gramazio & Kohler, where numerous award-wining designs have been realised, integrating novel architectural designs into a contemporary building culture. Built work ranges from international exhibitions, private and public buildings to large-scale urban interventions. Opening the world’s first architectural robotic laboratory at ETH Zurich, Gramazio & Kohler’s research has been formative for the field of digital architecture, setting precedence and de facto creating a new research field merging advanced architectural design and additive fabrication processes through the customized use of industrial robots. This ranges from 1:1 prototypical installations to robotic fabrication on a large scale, which is being explored at the SEC Future Cities Laboratory. Matthias and his partner Fabio Gramazio were awarded Swiss Art Awards, the Global Holcim Innovation Prize and the Acadia Award for Emerging Digital Practice. Their innovative explorations have contributed to numerous exhibitions around the world, such as the 2008 Architectural Biennial in Venice, the Storefront Gallery for Art and Architecture in New York 2009 or Flight Assembled Architecture at the FRAC Centre Orléans in 2011. Their work has been published in a large number of journals, books and mass media, and has been first documented in the book Digital Materiality in Architecture in 2008. Their recent research is outlined and theoretically framed in the book The Robotic Touch – How Robots Change Architecture, released in 2014. Together with leading researchers in architecture, material sciences, computation and robotics, they have just launched the first architectural National Centre of Competence in Research on Digital Fabrication.

Silke Langenberg is a senior researcher at the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication, Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich. Between 2011 and 2013 she was based in Singapore several times to research at the Singapore ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability. From 2006 to 2011 she was Researcher at the Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation of ETH Zurich. Silke has studied architecture at the Universities of Dortmund and Venice. She received a Scholarship for extraordinary achievements for her PhD in Engineering Sciences about Buildings of the Boom Years. Architectural Concepts and Planning Theories of the 60s and 70s (finished 2006). In 2013, Silke was appointed as Full Professor for Design and Construction in Existing Contexts, Conservation and Building Research at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

Topo-facade: envelope design and fabrication planning using topological mesh representations
Robert Aish, Erik Verboon and Gustav Fagerström – Buro Happold

[R]evolving Brick: Geometry and Performance Innovation in Ceramic Building Systems through Design Robotics
Stefano Andreani and Martin Bechthold – Harvard University

Multi-Scalar Shape Change In Pneumatically Steered Tensegrities:
A Cross-Disciplinary Interest In Using Material-Scale Mechanisms For Driving Spatial Transform
Phil Ayres, Kasper Stoy, David Stasiuk and Hollie Gibbons – CITA

Ribbed Tile Vaulting – Innovation through two design-build workshops
Philippe Block, Melonie Bayl-Smith, Tim Schork, David Pigram and James Bellamy – ETH Zurich & UTS Sydney

Fabricating Behaviour: a Problem, a Solution, a Prototype and a Proposal
William Bondin and Ruairi Glynn – Bartlett UCL

Who’s afraid of fabrication? : Why teach digital fabrication now?
Brennan Buck – Yale

La Voûte de LeFevre: A Variable-Volume Compression-Only Vault
Brandon Clifford and Wes Mcgee – MIT & Michigan

Building Simplexity: Golden Moon, 2012 Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Wonderland
Kristof Crolla – The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Design of a Lunar Outpost: 3D printing regolith as a construction technique for environmental shielding on the moon
Xavier De Kestelier, Laurent Pambaguian, Enrico Dini, Valentina Colla and Giovanni Cesaretti – Foster+Partners , European Space Agency, Dshape, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna & Alta

Printing Architecture: Castles Made of Sand
Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer – ETH Zurich

Fabricating architectural volume: Casting concrete, cutting stone, building with foam
Jelle Feringa and Asbjørn Søndergaard – HYPERBODY, TU Delft & Aarhus School of Architecture

Mesh-Mould: Robotically Fabricated Spatial Meshes as Reinforced Concrete Formwork
Norman Hack, Lauer Willi, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler and Silke Langenberg – ETH Zürich

The Mobile Orchard: Growing Ergonomic, Edible, Aerial Datascapes
Alex Haw – Atmos

Augmented Materiality: Modelling with Material Indeterminacy
Ryan Luke Johns – Greyshed and Princeton University, United States

perForming: Exploring Incremental Sheet Metal Forming Methods for Generating Low-cost, Highly Customized Components
Ammar Kalo, Jake Newsum and Wes McGee – University of Michigan

HygroSkin – Meteorosensitive Pavilion
Oliver David Krieg, Zachary Christian, David Correa, Achim Menges, Steffen Reichert, Katja Rinderspacher and Tobias Schwinn – Institute for Computational Design, Stuttgart University

The Leadenhall Building. Design for Fabrication- Digital workflow and downstream fabrication system performance
Dirk Krolikowski and Damian Eley – Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners / UCL The Bartlett, School of Architecture & Arup

FABbots: Research in Additive Manufacturing for architecture
Marta Male-Alemany and Jordi Portell – IaaC

Making with Flying Robots
Ammar Mirjan, Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler ETH Zurich

Anti-Gravity Additive Manufacturing
Petr Novikov, Sasa Jokic, Luis E. Fraguada, Joris Laarman and Areti Markopoulou

Silk Pavilion- A Case Study in Fiber-based Digital Fabrication
Neri Oxman, Jared Laucks, Markus Kayser, Carlos David Gonzalez Uribe and Jorge Duro-Royo – MIT Media Lab

Building Bytes: 3D Printed Bricks
Brian Peters – College of Architecture and Environmental Design Kent State University & Design Lab Workshop

Bloom, The Game
Jose Sanchez and Alisa Andrasek – UCL Bartlett

Balancing Complexity and Simplicity
Jonathan Rabagliati, Clemens Huber and Dieter Linke – Foster+Partners & Wiehag & Seele

Frozen Relic: Digitally ReFabricated Arctic Ice Floes
Scanlab – UCL Bartlett

Off-Road Fabrication: Architecture, Peripatetic Mobility and Machine Vision
Mike Silver – Ball State University & University of Buffalo

Bridging the gap from CAD to CAM: Concepts, caveats and a new Grasshopper Plug-in
Hanno Stehling, Fabian Scheurer and Jean Roulier – Design to production

The Rise – Building with Fibrous Systems
Martin Tamke, David Stasiuk and Mette Ramsgard Thomsen – CITA

(Fr)Agile Materiality: Approximating uncertain fabrication processes
Kadri Tamre, Georg Grasser, Marjan Colletti and Allison Weiler – University of Innsbruck

Fluid Crystallization: Hierarchical Self-Organization
Skylar Tibbits – MIT

Plastic-Cast Concrete: Fabrication as Applied Research
Kenneth Tracy, Bradley Bell, Christine Yogiaman, Lavender Tessmer, Kevin McClellan, Andrew Vrana and Erik Verboon – Washington University in St. Louis, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas San Antonio & University of Houston’s College of Architecture & Buro Happold Engineering

Format: Open Access PDF

ISBN: 9781787352148

Publication: August 24, 2017

Series: Fabricate

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