The Programmed Wall
The curtain wall project questions the traditional rigidity and massive appearance of brick facades through the use of scripted design tools. The parametric rotation of bricks generates a visual deformation effect of the wall. The wall itself stays within the assembly logic of the brick material.
The curtain wall project was part of a larger research course at ETH Zurich and served as the basis of the design for the Gantenbein Winery by Gramazio & Kohler. The wall was fabricated with the ETH Zurich's robotic fabrication facility at the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication.
ETH Zurich, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, Prof. Gramazio, Prof. Kohler