This paper, describes the implementation of a discrete in situ construction process using a location-aware mobile robot. An undulating dry brick wall is semi-autonomously fabricated in a laboratory environment set up to mimic a construction site.
In this paper, authors present a computational technique that aids with the design of structurally-sound metal frames, tailored for robotic fabrication using an existing process that integrates automated bar bending, welding, and cutting.
This thesis by Yvonne Rebecca Stürz, deals with two main aspects of digital fabrication: Firstly, the automation of complex construction tasks through efficient distributed control of multi-robot systems, and secondly...
In this paper, authors will discuss the use of a real-time programming environment for robot simulation/control and introduce a virtual robot, that allows architects to digitally prototype fabrication processes.
This research by Sumaiya Mehjabeen, presents an analysis of daylighting ingress relating to urban street canyon configurations of high-rise residential buildings in the dense urban context of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
This paper by Christoph Schindler and Kyeni Mbiti, discusses a design course covering the complete process chain from parametric modelling to digital fabrication.
This article, presents one possible application, a novel fabrication process that combines large-scale robotic fused deposition modeling 3D printing with simultaneous casting of a fast-hardening, set-on-demand concrete.
This project by Jeffrey Sroka and Kihong Ku, aimed to expand the area of responsive shading systems through the novel application of a volumetric origami geometry – the flexagon.
This thesis investigates biomimicry in architecture for the purpose of functionality rather than morphology, to achieve biomimetic building systems that provide improved building behaviour efficiency.
The limitations of additive manufacturing of ceramics are quickly evolving and will soon create new potentials for architectural products and applications. This paper offers an overview of these limitations that are tested and examined through a case study.
This research, explores the use of ice formwork textures on complex concrete architectural elements. The use of ice formwork, allows the production of architectural elements with complex geometries in a highly controlled offsite production process.
In the course of this thesis by Anna Vasileiou, author aims to explore ways of introducing computational tools into design processes of advanced geometry for a more creative and open-ended human-machine symbiosis.
This document by Enrico Pontello, Martin Tamke and Vasily Sitnikov, focuses on the exploration of casting complex concrete architectural elements with ice formwork.
This thesis by Janne Keskinen, presents a textbook example of a digital design approach for architecture through the creation and implementation of an algorithmic design tool.
This paper presents a craft-based approach to computation and its contribution to support artisans' development in India. It is demonstrated through ongoing research on customising bricks and utilization of computationally generated asymmetrical Catalan vault.
In this paper by Steffen Reichert, Achim Menges and David Correa, the authors present research into autonomously responsive architectural systems that adapt to environmental changes using hygroscopic material properties.
In this thesis by Ardavan Bidgoli, author has investigated the architectural robotics opportunities by reviewing its design space and characteristics in academia and practice.
In this thesis by Nicolas Ruffray, the impact of PCE superplasticisers on the nucleation and formation of hydrates in fresh model cement pastes was investigated by using cryo-FIB-SEM nano-tomography.
Loop by Antonio Turiello is a simple component to iterate generative shapes with Grasshopper
This thesis, explores computation as a communicative device between the physical and the digital, establishing a conversation between a material assembly and a digital model as a tool to inform the logic of the assembly's internal organization.
The Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils was commissioned by the American Philosophical Society Museum, funded by Heritage Philadelphia Program, a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
This thesis by Berfin Evrim, presents research that combines weaving and 3D Printing to fabricate a textile that will be used for supporting the weight of a person sitting on a stool or chair. This textile uses carbon-reinforced polymers and jute fibers.
Chameleon by MWG creates a live link between Grasshopper and Zbrush to quickly exchange geometry and parametrically set up command sequences. You can quickly send preset commands or your own custom ZScript to Zbrush.
In this paper by Olga Mesa, Saurabh Mhatre and Martin Bechthold, Simple fabrication and economic actuation principles are proposed to transform planar fabrics into three-dimensional configurations without using expensive molds.