09 May 2018 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula
Research in robotic fabrication is poised to transform prototypical production processes and construction systems. In fabrication research, the shift from the utilization of robots engineered for specific tasks towards the use of generic six-axis industrial robots has enabled the development of customizable fabrication processes and robotic control protocols. Further enhancement of physical robotic manufacturing methods with digital monitoring and sensor feedback enables entirely new possibilities for production. Rather than executing predefined apriori control code, robots can be pre-programmed with behaviors to sense, analyze, and act upon their environment. Cyber-physical fabrication thus challenges manyexisting protocols in production chains: for example, static and notational systems of design representation, such as plans and blue prints, as well as linear production workflows which separate and compartmentalize the stages of design and production. However, to realize these potentials requires more than an appropriation of existing technology, but rather a re-design and rethinking of characteristic building systems. In this context, technology can be understood as a design driver, and reciprocally design as a driver of technology. These themes will be discussed in the context of ongoing design and research at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), including the recent ICD/ITKE Research Pavilions.
Lauren Vasey is a Research Associate and a Doctoral Candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at The University of Stuttgart. Previously, she received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, cum laude, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Michigan where she was the recipient of several merit scholarships and graduated with distinction. She has worked previously at the University of Michigan Taubman College FABLab as well as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), Chair for Architecture and Digital Fabrication. She has taught workshops at RobArch and Acadia, and has lectured at venues including ACM Siggraph and the European Space Agency. Since October 2016, Lauren is also an elected member of the Board of Directors of Acadia, the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture in North America.
Within the ITECH master’s program at the ICD and ITKE, Lauren teaches computation and robotics seminars, master thesis, and design studios for the ICD/ITKE research pavilions. Her research and projects focus on behavioral and adaptive robotic fabrication: considering in particular how sensor feedback, iterative computation, and robotic behaviors enable new types of production and challenge typical conventions.
03 May 2018 17:00 pm - Städelschule Aula
The lecture will trace a personal account of the last decade in the collaborative and cumulative of evolution of a particular research programme – a computational design and digital fabrication based Tectonism: its roots in academic programs such as the Design Research Laboratory (DRL), its current state, and its attempts to recuperate historic knowledge and build a dense network of cross-disciplinary affiliations, leaving it at the cusp of realising its disruptive potential.
Shajay is an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects where he co-founded and heads the research activities of the Computation and Design (CoDe) group. He also works as a studio master at the AA DRL Master’s program in London. He pursues his research in structure and fabrication aware architectural geometry as a PhD Candidate at the Block Research Group, ETH Zurich. Previously, he has worked at Populous, London and completed his M.Phil from the university of Bath and M. Arch from the AA School of Architecture, London
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