Edited by Ingeborg M. Rocker, students of the GSD at Harvard University have thrown a brick wall wood assembled by a robotic arm. Experience across many lessons in nature.
A collaboration between the departments of computer-aided design and computer aided construction of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, "On the Bri (n) ck" is a curved wall made of double wall brick wood.
A total of 4100 blocks have been stacked by means of a robotic arm to create this complex shape. The wall is in fact composed of two curved walls providing in-between living space.
The resulting form of the wall of an algorithm taking into account the technical characteristics of the brick. The model thus produced is used to test the performance of the brick as a building material, its ability to produce curves and surfaces including porous.
With this model in 1:1 scale, students were able to experiment with forms, construction techniques, constraints and structural limits such as in reality while highlighting the potential of digital techniques applied to manufacturing .
"On the Bri (n) ck" will be displayed in the Pit of Harvard University until 30 June 2009.
Photo Credits: Anita Kan
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