04.10.18 – 04.11.18

Rock Print Pavilion

Logo Rock Print Pavilion
Logo Rock Print Pavilion
© Keystone / Christian Beutler
We wish to thank the following for their support:
With support from the Friends of the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur.

Rock Print Pavilion – A research demonstration by Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich.

A robot builds for people

A house made from loose aggregates and twine, built by a mobile robot in the centre of Winterthur. Researchers from Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich demonstrate the transformative power of digital construction processes by creating a pavilion out of a heap of loose aggregates tied up with twine by a robot.

Right in the historic heart of the city, newly developed robotic processes combine these ordinary items into a highly resilient material system without the use of tools. They thus provide a first look at some of the astonishing designs that rapid developments in digitalisation are making possible in architecture and the environment.

This activity on Kirchplatz square in front of the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur forms part of the “Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine” exhibition.

Rock Print Pavilion – A research demonstration by Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich.

Coordination: Hannes Mayer, Ammar Mirjan
Project lead: Petrus Aejmelaeus-Lindström, Gergana Rusenova
Collaborators: Jesús Medina Ibáñez, Selen Ercan, Sandro Meier, Michael Lyrenmann, Philippe Fleischmann
Communication: Esther Lombardini
Structural planning for roof: Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure AG, Zurich; Daniel Meyer, Reto Furrer
Loose rock: Eberhard AG
Twine: Seilfabrik Ullmann, St. Gallen
Mobile robotic in-situ fabricator: Gramazio Kohler Research in cooperation with Agile and Dexterous Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich

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