Pike Loop

September 30th, 2009

Tomorrow starts the construction of the architectural installion “Pike Loop” at the Storefront of Art and Architecture (New York), together with the opening of the exhibition of the work of Swiss architects Gramazio & Kohler on Architecture and Digital Fabrication. Gramazio & Kohler shipped R-O-B, their Mobile Fabrication Unit robot, to New York to build Pike Loop, a 22m long structure built from bricks.
I would really like to see these kind of fabrication techniques to be used more often, they definitely offer new possibilities to architecture and design.

Pike Loop by Gramazio & Kohler

Pike Loop by Gramazio & Kohler

Pike Loop by Gramazio & Kohler

Pike Loop by Gramazio & Kohler

This is a photo of another design called “Structural Oscillations”, it should give you an idea how Pike Loop could look like when it’s finished.

Structural Oscillations by Gramazio & Kohler

5 Responses to “Pike Loop”

  1. Pike Loop: Architectural Fabrication | Broken City Lab Says:

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  2. Shannon Says:

    This is really awesome. There is a similar retaining wall at the National Botanical Gardens in Washington, DC. Jungle room, I believe.

  3. Robert Says:

    The symmetry, flow and exactness is incredibly soothing. It really allows the form to take on such a visual softness and the hardness of the bricks almost goes unrecognized as a result.

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    […] Tomorrow starts the construction of the architectural installion “Pike Loop” at the Storefront of Art and Architecture(New York), together with the opening of the exhibition of the work of Swiss architects Gramazio & Kohler on Architecture and Digital Fabrication. Gramazio & Kohler shipped R-O-B, their Mobile Fabrication Unit robot, to New York to build Pike Loop, a 22m long structure built from bricks.I would really like to see these kind of fabrication techniques to be used more often, they definitely offer new possibilities to architecture and design. http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/2009/09/30/pike-loop/ […]

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