1. Ryland Auburn and Roland Gunnesch from the Gensler Shanghai office explain how to create a solar radiation study in Ecotect. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN UNEDITED VERSION OF THE VIDEO - PLEASE STOP PLAYBACK AT 1:00:00

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  2. The emergence of complexity theory has shifted the conceptualization of form from the macro scale to a concern for the operation of the complex systems that underlie formation. This inherently organizational understanding of form has been the basis for this design research and the development a behavioral design methodology. This behavioral approach draws from the logic of swarm intelligence and operates through the self-organization of multi-agent systems. Designing through non-linear behavioral systems challenges the hierarchies that are embedded within architecture, and has radical implications for the generation of architectural form, organization, structure, tectonics, aesthetics and materiality.

    Roland Snooks is a partner of the experimental research collaborative Kokkugia, and director of the architecture practice Studio Roland Snooks. Roland's architectural design research is focused on behavioral processes of formation that draw from the logic of swarm intelligence and operate through multi-agent algorithms. In addition to his work with algorithmic design Roland directs the Architectural Robotics Lab at RMIT University. He holds a masters in advanced architectural design from Columbia University where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship after graduating from RMIT University (B.Arch). Roland is currently a lecturer in architecture at RMIT University and holds a visiting position at the University of Pennsylvania, having previously directed design studios and seminars at the Pratt Institute, SCI-Arc, UCLA and USC.

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  3. The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is an architectural prototype building and a showcase for the current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. Funded by the European Union and the state of Baden-Württemberg, the building is the first to have its primary structure entirely made of robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates. This newly developed timber plate construction is made possible through integrative computational design, simulation, fabrication and surveying methods resulting not only in a highly performative and resource efficient plate shell structure but also in innovative architecture.

    PROJECT TEAM
    ICD Institute for Computational Design: Prof. A. Menges (PI), Tobias Schwinn, Oliver David Krieg
    ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design: Prof. J. Knippers, Jian-Min Li
    IIGS Institute of Engineering Geodesy: Prof. Volker Schwieger, Annette Schmitt
    Müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH: Reinhold Müller, Benjamin Eisele
    KUKA Roboter GmbH: Alois Buchstab, Frank Zimmermann
    Landesbetrieb Forst Baden-Württemberg: Sebastian Schreiber, Frauke Brieger
    Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd 2014 GmbH: Karl-Eugen Ebertshäuser, Sabine Rieger

    PROJECT FUNDING
    EFRE European Union
    Clusterinitiative Forst und Holz, Baden Württemberg
    Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd 2014 GmbH
    Müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH
    KUKA Roboter GmbH
    Landesbetrieb Forst Baden-Württemberg

    PROJECT SUPPORT
    Autodesk GmbH
    Adler Deutschland GmbH
    Carlisle Construction Materials GmbH
    Fagus Stiftung
    Gutex H. Henselmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Hess & Co. AG
    MPA – Materialprüfanstalt, Universität Stuttgart
    Leitz GmbH & Co. KG
    Spax International GmbH & Co. KG

    Video by Cinq Visuals

    Photograph of sand dollar (Gerber & Nebelsick, University of Tübingen)
    Microscopic image of sand dollar (Nebelsick & Grun, University of Tübingen)

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  4. Credits:
    Gramazio & Kohler, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich

    In cooperation with: EMPA: Kurt Eggenschwiler, Dr. Kurt Heutschi
    Research programme: CTI research project
    Collaborators: Max Vomhof (project lead), Dr. Ralph Bärtschi, Thomas Cadalbert, Lauren Vasey, Guilherme da Silva Carvalho, Luis Gisler, David Jenny, Clemens Klein, Luka Piskorec
    Consultancy: Jürgen Strauss
    Industry partner: REHAU Vertriebs AG

    dfab.arch.ethz.ch/web/e/forschung/229.html

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  5. Interview regarding the Asynchronous Streams Workshop, lead by James Melsom (Prof. Girot, ETHZ), Luis Fraguada (IaaC), and Alexandre Dubor (IaaC), as part of the SmartGeometry 2013 Conference held at the Bartlet, in London.

    Filmed by Marc Webb.

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