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.
Projects: In situ Fabricator, Mesh Mould, Robotic 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
Engineers: Gonzalo Casas