Multimode Robotic Production Installation

Robotic Hotwire Cutting and Milling


The hybridization of production methods introduces novel possibilities in design materialization. Multimode Robotic Production installation combines two distinct subtractive robotic fabrication methods: volumetric cutting and milling. On the one hand, this results in the efficiency of subtractive production processes by rapid volumetric material removal, followed by high-level detailing processed through milling. On the other hand, volumetric cutting completes the design rationalization and proposes a logic for customized discretization that follows the compression behaviour of the structure. Respectively, the milling pattern follows internal structural tension stress-lines and external light penetration, controlled daylighting, and the mitigation of solar radiation.


The Design to Robotic Production studio and workshops explore and develop novel possibilities of implementation and integration of Robotics in Architectural Design and Building Industry. A series of purposeful, performative and informed Design to Production Processes are designed and tested to eventually series of one-to-one building prototype. D2RP 2015 Studio explores three architectural subjects: Hybridity, Variation, Componentiality. Hybridity focuses on multi-materiality aiming to investigate possibilities to unite, fuse, and compose multiple materials for a novel solution, designs and robotic production processes. Therefore the Hybridity project will imply depositing, placing or distributing different materials considering material properties and behaviours based on design objectives and parameters.



Tutors: Sina Mostafavi, Henriette Bier,  Ana Anton, Serban Bodea, Matteo Baldasari
Studio Coordinators: Sina Mostafavi, Henriette Bier

Institution: TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Hyperbody Group
MSc2 students: Assaf Barnea, Jingxiang Liu, Sjoerd Poelman, Liwen Zhang


Date: 2015