Spatial Timber Assemblies: Architecture, Robotics, and Craftsmanship
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Spatial Timber Assemblies: Architecture, Robotics, and Craftsmanship

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The Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL) is the world’s first research platform for large-scale robotic fabrication in architecture. The RFL is a ceiling-mounted gantry system that spans the entire laboratory hall and is able to work across a total volume of 45 x 17 x 6 metres using four cooperating industrial robots. This allows it to carry out experiments in the field of robotic fabrication in architecture on a scale previously unknown and also opens up new fields of research. The RFL is an integral component of the new Arch_Tec_Lab at the Institute for Technology in Architecture (ITA).

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Initiation and planning: Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Users: Researchers at the Institute for Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich, and NCCR Digital Fabrication

Equipment: Ceiling-mounted gantry system with four cooperating robots

Year: 2016

Photography: Roman Keller

Audiovisual: schwarzpictures.com
Participating professors:

Philippe Block, Professor of Architecture and Structure

Benjamin Dillenburger, Assistant Professor of Digital Building Technologies

Fabrizio Gramazio, Professor of Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Matthias Kohler, Professor of Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Arno Schlüter, Professor of Architecture and Building Systems

Joseph Schwartz, Professor of Structural Design

Participating industry partners:

ABB Schweiz AG

Güdel Schweiz AG

Bachmann Engineering AG

Spatial Timber Assemblies: Architecture, Robotics, and Craftsmanship

The Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL) is the world’s first research platform for large-scale robotic fabrication in architecture. The RFL is a ceiling-mounted gantry system that spans the entire laboratory hall and is able to work across a total volume of 45 x 17 x 6 metres using four cooperating industrial robots. This allows it to carry out experiments in the field of robotic fabrication in architecture on a scale previously unknown and also opens up new fields of research. The RFL is an integral component of the new Arch_Tec_Lab at the Institute for Technology in Architecture (ITA).

Initiation and planning: Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Users: Researchers at the Institute for Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich, and NCCR Digital Fabrication

Equipment: Ceiling-mounted gantry system with four cooperating robots

Year: 2016

Photography: Roman Keller

Audiovisual: schwarzpictures.com

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