Tailored Architecture, Custom-fit building shells

Tailored Architecture, Custom-fit building shells

Architecture and fashion are often set in relation to one another. The comparison between building coverings and body coverings reveals obvious and surprising parallels. The often invoked commonalities, however, have been overstressed at times. Several fundamental differences exist between the design of buildings and the design of clothing.   Michael Hanak Customization is based on…

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…