Non-standard Brick Facades
Robotic brickwork combines a well-established building material with new digital design processes and robotic fabrication techniques. While departing from a traditional and labour-intensive manufacturing processes it allows non-standard assembly to become reality.
Architectural design increasingly takes advantage of advanced digital design tools. Here, robotic systems present an ideal link to actual construction. Not only can their use lead to significant timesaving, but their ability to precisely transfer computational design data directly to real-world manufacturing operations enables the fully automated construction of non-standard building structures. In particular, their use opens up entirely new possibilities for future brickwork that is not limited by the same constraints – such as, for example, standardised assembly routines – as manual assembly processes. Since, the brickwork is robotically constructed, the flexibility of individual fabrication is combined with the advantages of additive mass production.