Robotically Manufactured Material Systems
ICD University of Stuttgart

Computational manufacturing techniques and the file-to-fabrication workflow allow for the design of geometrically complex building parts and construction systems consisting of differentiated components. Similarly, computational design techniques allow for the integration of the specific limitations and possibilities of such computer-based manufacturing processes.

In this context, the industrial-scale robot, a widespread and common tool in other industry sectors, is of particular interest. In contrast to other numerically controlled machines, it allows for a wide variety of machining and handling operations with the single multi-axis device. This technology opens up new possibilities in design, but also makes specific and unique demands on the design process.


University of Stuttgart, Faculty for Architecture and Urban Planning
Institute for Computational Design
Prof. A. Menges, C. Robeller
Markus Burger, Oliver David Krieg