Edition : English, French
Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler are architects with multi-disciplinary interests, ranging from computational design and robotic fabrication to material innovation. Raffaello d’Andrea is professor of Dynamic Systems and Control.
Together, they developed the first architectural installation assembled by flying robots. The installation’s 1,500 modules are cooperatively assembled by a group of quadrotor helicopters, which are governed by mathematical algorithms that translate digital design data into flight behavior. What unfolds is a 1:100 scale model of an architectural vision for a 600 metre high “Vertical Village” for 30,000 inhabitants. In documenting the project, this book reveals a radically new way of thinking about and materialising architecture .