Fabio Gramazio

Fabio Gramazio is an architect with multidisciplinary interests ranging from computational design and robotic fabrication to material innovation. In 2000, he founded the architecture practice Gramazio Kohler Architects in conjunction with his partner Matthias Kohler, where numerous award-winning designs have been realised. Current projects include the design of the NEST building of Empa and Eawag, a future living and working laboratory for sustainable building construction. Opening also the world’s first architectural robotic laboratory at ETH Zurich, Gramazio Kohler’s research has been formative in the field of digital architecture, setting precedence and de facto creating a new research field merging advanced architectural design and additive fabrication processes through the customised use of industrial robots. This ranges from 1:1 prototype installations to the design of robotically fabricated high-rises. The recent research is outlined and theoretically framed in the book “The Robotic Touch: How Robots Change Architecture” (Park Books, 2014). Fabio Gramazio joined the NCCR Digital Fabrication in 2014 as a principal investigator.

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Lead Principal Investigator, Principal Investigator

Projects: In situ Fabricator, Mesh MouldRobotic Construction with Found Materials, Multi-Robotic Prefabrication, Integral Mechanical Attachment for Timber Plate Structures , Digital Concrete Processing, Smart Dynamic Casting, Sustainability Assessment

Affiliation: Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Email: Prof. Fabio Gramazio

Team members

Postdoctoral researchers: Ania Apolinarska, Kathrin Dörfler

PhD students: Joris Burger, Ryan Luke Johns, Victor Leung, Anna Szabo, Andreas Thoma, Alex Walzer

Engineers: Gonzalo Casas

Alumni: Kathrin Dörfler, Selen Ercan, Augusto Gandía, Thomas Kohlhammer, Ammar Mirjan, Stefana Parascho, Fabio Scotto, Anna Szabo

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