The Strain Rock Print Gramazio Kohler Research Eth Zurich

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Rock Print / Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

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posted by Ars Electronica alias Ars Electronica on Thursday 4th of May 2017 12:25:31 PM

Rock Print was developed to investigate methods and techniques for design and robotic aggregation of low-grade building material into load-bearing architectural structures that are fully recyclable and re-configurable with high geometrical flexibility and minimal material waste. This is made possible through granular materials and the physical phenomenon of jamming. By decreasing the free volume per particle and thereby increasing the strain between the aggregates, they become more and more constrained until they jam and increasing the confinement volume again reverses the jammed structure. credit: Gramazio Kohler Research

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