Climate-Aware Robotic Envelopes
Robotically fabricated, site-specific building envelopes for climate-resilient urban environments
The objectives of this research are to conceptualize and establish a design methodology for climate-resilient building envelopes in urban environments using differentiated geometric configurations informed by climatic simulation using mono-material constructions. This approach entails primary exploring design strategies for robotic fabrication of such tailor-made adaptive designs for both in situ and prefabrication scenarios. This research is conducted using an experimental, case study-based methodology based on multiple design iterations on a scaled robotic setup that investigates a) architectural design principles for differentiated geometries for mono-material building envelopes, b) the development of a computational design tool to explore site-specific solutions informed by climate-aware criteria, and c) the exploration and validation by means of robotic fabrication workflows with varying material systems such as brick assembly or additive manufacturing (AM) processes.
- The research is embedded within the interdisciplinary research and development project “Climate Active Envelopes”, funded by the Bayerische Forschungsstiftung (BFS) (2022-2025)
In cooperation with
In association with
- Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 277 "Additive Manufacturing in Construction" supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) – project number 414265976
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