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This online workshop introduces students to computational design strategies for Design-to-Robotic-Production (D2RP) in order to achieve material and process efficiency in architecture. Students are asked to identify aspects related to robotic production that are relevant for the Off-Earth Habitat project (http://cs.roboticbuilding.eu/index.php/Shared:2019Final) and map those onto the proposed schematic designs. The exercise focuses on hybrid componentiality, which implies that components of various materials and properties are interconnected to establish together a multi-performative whole.

Two D2RP studies are proposed:
1. Subtractive D2RP: The development of a structurally optimized wall/ceiling/floor component milled from EPS,
2. Additive D2RP: The development of a 3D printed acoustically optimized layer on top of the milled wall/ceiling/floor component.

Students will be introduced to D2RP through online tutorials and lectures combined with 2 video-conference sessions per week scheduled to take place per group. If one video-conference session will focus on discussing progress of the design, the other one focuses on computational strategy and technical issues. Each group will organize additional video-conferences, where ideas will be exchanges and tasks will be distributed within the group at their own discretion. First two weeks are reserved for developing the design and the computational strategy, while in the third week the focus will shift to prototyping. The actual robotic prototyping will be implemented by tutors and will be streamed implying that students can see in real time the prototyping process but are not physically present on site. This will be an interactive process, which require students to actively participate in the process, give feedback and if needed propose changes in approach and strategy.


a. 1 to max. 2 minutes video of D2RP process,
b. Report (1500 words) consisting of textual and photo/graphical documentation of physical prototypes and design to fabrication process developed during the semester,
c. Clean Rhino and Grasshopper files and refined version D2RP procedures,
d. 3D printed model, 1:1 prototypes, and tests.


Henriette Bier, Arwin Hidding, and Vera Laszlo


Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DTZlPH5ZMk7LENBdv8eCSv-eJQR493fZfO4wktb_WMk/edit#gid=0)