As global population grows and urbanization continues, designers are increasingly asked to provide viable solutions for urban construction in sites with complicated boundary conditions, limited staging areas, and other imposed restrictions that would typically render the site untenable. In order to engage these sites new tools and techniques are needed. This workshop will explore the utilization of pre-existing reality capture data to inform the procedural design of spatial structures that are optimized for automated assembly. Using the novel robotic control protocol Machina, currently under development at Autodesk, the workshop will demonstrate the state of the workflow and students will engage in a robotic assembly project utilizing portions of the larger workflow. The workshop will focus on robotic assembly of architectural elements.
Shajay Bhooshan (Zaha Hadid Architects, Associate), Dr. Nathan King (Autodesk BUILD Space, Research Strategist), David Reeves (Zaha Hadid Architects, Senior Designer), Nicholas Cote (Autodesk Applied Research Lab, Design Roboticist), Jose Luis Garcia Del Castillo (Autodesk, Research Engineer), Gustav Fagerstrom (Walter P Moore Engineering, Digital Practice Leader)