Pike Loop, Digital Materiality

robot-built architecture

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image above from: Archpaper

The first on-site installation to be digitally fabricated in the US will be on view until January of 2010 on New York City’s Pike Street. Designed by Swiss architects Gramazio and Kohler and presented by New York non-profit Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Pike Loop project employs R-O-Bâ — of Venice architectural biennial fame — to construct a wall of over seven thousand bricks in an infinity loop.

R-O-B is akin to “robots typically used to assemble automobiles and perform other high-precision tasks.” Get to know him a little more by watching this fantastic video. Storefront will be hosting an exhibition on the architects entitled Digital Materiality until Monday, 14 November. Don’t miss!

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