FOAM Custom Single Task Construction Robot

Jeremy Jenn Ren Cheang, Paul Loh

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Abstract

This paper discusses the design and fabrication of a novel in-situ fabrication system for building cladding envelope. The construction industry has utilised automation in onsite construction for many decades. This research examines how through the automation process, different construction techniques can be combined to generate a new system that is both performance and design lead. Through abstracting generative effects through the design process, the results are feedback into the fabrication process to construct a more meaningful dialogue between form, material and fabrication procedure. Using electronic prototyping, the researchers tested the system through large-scale prototypes. The paper concludes by discussing the interaction between material and design. We examine how this is evident in the machine workflow. The article addresses the theme of the conference through examining a revision of tool in design that embodied research knowledge for a more sustainable environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing for a better tomorrow – Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
EditorsAnetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Sebastian Bialkowski
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages157-164
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789491207150
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2018 - Łódź, Poland
Duration: 19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2018
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityŁódź
Period19/09/1821/09/18

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