Robotic wire cutting

Robotic wire cutting

Swisspearl invited professors Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler to carry out the Swisspearl Summerschool together with the students. The professorship of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich has been concerned with digital fabrication in architecture since 2005, and founded the world’s first robotics lab for non-standardized fabrication processes in an architectural context. This opened up…

Wet fabric on a body

Wet fabric on a body

For two students from the Vienna University of Technology, the dream of every design student came true: the architect planning the SPAR Supermarket in Alland, Austria discovered their prototype for a three-dimensional façade panel that undulates like wet fabric. The bespoke shell lends the new construction a striking appearance.   What limits are there to…