The Brick Labyrinth: In-situ robotically built large scale brick structure

Luka Piskorec, David Jenny, Stefana Parasco

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction

Abstract

The Brick Labyrinth is re-visiting one of the most archaic building techniques, dry-stacked brick walls, in a completely new setting. For the first time, the Master of Advanced Studies used the multi-robotic gantry system in the Robotic Fabrication Laboratory to build a full-scale architectural installation of a brick labyrinth. Students used computational tools not only to iterate through designs but also to check the stability and feasibility of the produced structures and to generate the sequence and commands to control the multi-robotic fabrication of the final structure. Together with multiple iterations of physical tests and prototypes, this allowed them to design and build the labyrinth which consisted of over 10000 bricks with a weight of 30 tons in under 4 weeks.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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    Piskorec, L. (Author), Jenny, D. (Author), & Parasco, S. (Author). (2017). The Brick Labyrinth: In-situ robotically built large scale brick structure. Exhibition