Procedural Landscapes

©Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

 

Size 

1m x 1m

 

Location 

Eth Hönggerberg, Dfab

 

Date

2011

 

Collaboration

Chair of Landscape Architecture and Yael Girot, Atelier Girot

Michael Knauß, Ralph Bärtschi, Ilmar Hurkxkens, Dominik Weber

Jennifer Koschack

Daria Blaschkiewitz

 

 

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This project explored procedural design and fabrication processes and their potential for experimental landscape design. The processing of shapeless materials such as sand through digitally controlled machines equipped with sensors allowed us to implement feedback-driven formation processes into their landscape designs. These processes were simulated in model scale using small scale robotic arms. The main objective of these investigations was not the materialization of a predefined landscape condition, but rather the precise analysis and documentation of specific material properties and aggregation processes during the simulations.

 

 

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