producing "the framed pavilion"
Time lapse clip
Fullscale output of
Parametrics/Joints constructed/designed by/in Robots/Wood
Design Master Studio at the Institute of Architecture and Media / Graz University of Technology
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica  a robot is “any automatically operated machine that replaces human effort […]”. But it is much more than just another tool. It is an extremely adaptable machine open to any kind of task, when operated adequately. It is a complete new “medium”, and as a result, there is a whole new “message”. (Fiore and McLuhan 1967) Half a century after the introduction of robots to the manufacturing process that kinematical apparatus finally made its way into art and architecture. With a tangible example we try to illustrate the opportunities for the contemporary building industries and the importance of teaching students the basic principles of interacting with robots. As a matter of fact, we will discuss the Design Master Studio bot/log: Parametrics/Joints constructed/designed by/in Robots/Wood.
Milled and assembled January 2012 at the ECW / HIZ Zeltweg