Creative Robotics in Architecture – Robotic Brick Stacking

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Current software developments allow architects to work with both multi-performative design explo- rations, including simulations and analysis of ex. acoustic, thermal and structural properties, and ro- botic fabrication in the same visual programming environment. This means that architects can visu- ally explore the shape and form of a design object and in the same software environment simulate the movements needed for a robotic arm to fabricate the designed object; thereby ensuring that fabrication of the object is feasible.
In our current research project, we seek to construct and explore a multi-performative computational framework that integrates parametric design, acoustic simulation, and robotic fabrication of brick assemblies. The projects’ contribution to the field of architecture will be the development of a com- putational design framework capable of generating intelligent/informed brick assemblies; thereby facilitating a higher level of acoustic, fabrication, and material specificity within the design and con- struction of architectural structures.
The research project was explored through the fabrication of a 1:1 demonstrator – a 3.2-meter-long brick wall made of limestone bricks – build and showcased during the Istanbul Design Biennale 2018.
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Current software developments allow architects to work with both multi-performative design explo- rations, including simulations and analysis of ex. acoustic, thermal and structural properties, and ro- botic fabrication in the same visual programming environment. This means that architects can visu- ally explore the shape and form of a design object and in the same software environment simulate the movements needed for a robotic arm to fabricate the designed object; thereby ensuring that fabrication of the object is feasible.
In our current research project, we seek to construct and explore a multi-performative computational framework that integrates parametric design, acoustic simulation, and robotic fabrication of brick assemblies. The projects’ contribution to the field of architecture will be the development of a com- putational design framework capable of generating intelligent/informed brick assemblies; thereby facilitating a higher level of acoustic, fabrication, and material specificity within the design and con- struction of architectural structures.
The research project was explored through the fabrication of a 1:1 demonstrator – a 3.2-meter-long brick wall made of limestone bricks – build and showcased during the Istanbul Design Biennale 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
EventSeventh Annual Aalborg U Robotics - NOVI auditorium, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 3 Dec 20183 Dec 2018
Conference number: 7
https://www.robotics.aau.dk/annual-workshop-series/upcoming-workshop/

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WorkshopSeventh Annual Aalborg U Robotics
Number7
LocationNOVI auditorium
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period03/12/201803/12/2018
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