Robotically driven construction of buildings: Exploring on-demand building components production

  • Henriette Bier TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Sina Mostafavi TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Ana Anton TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Serban Bodea TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Berend Raaphorst TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Guus Mostart TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Hans de Jonge TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Jeroen van Lit TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Jan Paclt TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Kasper Siderius TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Marco Galli TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Michal Kornecki TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Mohammad Jooshesh Oana Anghelache TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Perry Low TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Radoslaw Flis TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Rob Moors TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Rutger Roodt TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Ruth Hoogenraad TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Stef Hoeijmakers TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Steph Kanters TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Thijs IJperlaan TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Peter Rem TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Somayeh Lotfi TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Eleonora di Domenica TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Theo Salet Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Jordy Vos Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Adrie van der Burgt Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Bas van Wezel Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Christiaan Voorend Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Chiel Bekkers Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Iris Rombouts Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Luc Gerlings Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Marieke de Vries Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Marijn Bruurs Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Rob Wolfs Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Siert Saes Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Tim Span Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Wout Rouwhorst Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment

Abstract

Robotically Driven Construction of Buildings (RDCB) is an exploration into design to production solutions for robotically driven construction of buildings initiated by the faculties of Civil Engineering and Architecture, TU Delft and Architecture, TU Eindhoven and implemented 2014 within the 3TU Lighthouse framework. The aim of was to involve the disciplines of architecture, robotics, materials science, and structural design in order to integrate knowledge from the individual disciplines and develop new numerically controlled manufacturing techniques and building-design optimisation methods for adding creative value to buildings in a cost-effective and sustainable way.

RDCB builds up on expertise developed at Hyperbody with respect to applications of robotics in architecture and this paper presents the contribution of the Robotic Building team from Hyperbody, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft to the RDCB project. The contribution is in line with Europe’s aim to improve material and energy efficiency of buildings and efficiency of construction processes. Robotically driven construction and customised building materials have the potential to realise this in a cost-effective way and at the same time reduce accidents and health hazards for workers in the building sector. In order to achieve this RDCB is distributing materials as needed and where needed. This requires exploration of a variety of techniques and implies working with customised materials and techniques while finding the best methods of applying materials in the logic of specific force flows or thermal dissipation patterns.

RDCB advances multi- and trans-disciplinary knowledge in robotically driven construction by designing and engineering new building systems for the on-demand production of customisable building components (Bier, 2014). The main consideration is that in architecture and building construction the factory of the future employs building materials and components that can be on site robotically processed and assembled.

How to Cite
BIER, Henriette et al. Robotically driven construction of buildings: Exploring on-demand building components production. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 31-35, nov. 2014. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/spool/article/view/933>. Date accessed: 23 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2014.2.933.

Keywords

Robotically Driven Construction of Buildings, RDCB, robotics, civil engineering, architecture; materials science, structural design; Hyperbody

Published
2014-11-10