Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Talk Norman Hack

Mesh – Mould – Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Date:February 26 2014, 12:00-13:00
Location: ETH Zürich Hoenggerberg Campus (Science City)
Building HIL Room E 67.1 (Bloody Hell)

The proposed research investigates a unification of the two most cost and labour intensive aspects of non-standard concrete constructions, the formwork and the reinforcement, into one single robotic fabrication process. A novel method for robotically fabricated formwork that simultaneously acts as reinforcement has been developed in a preliminary phase of the PhD research at the FCL in Singapore. This study opens up techniques and methodologies for the fabrication of structurally differentiated, spatially highly articulated and material efficient building structures.