The purpose of this research is to investigate the change in architectural design through the introduction of digital design and digital manufacturing practices.
Particular emphasis will be given to the example of 3d printing, as it is a technology that pushes the architect to go from the design and the workshop to the construction site, meanwhile applying innovative manufacturing techniques through the robotic fabrication practices.
So what are the design parameters, design philosophy, technological achievements, and materialphilosophy required to transit to construction in one-to-one scale using 3D printing and robotic Fabrication technology?
In order to answer the above, a clear understanding of the tools used is required. This will be achieved through exploring one-to-one manufacturingusing robotic means of different scales and understanding the benefits of switching from mass production to mass customization with personalized robotic production and adaptation to local constructional or design features.
By way of example, we see the different types of machines that can be used for construction on an architectural scale, while by analyzing two concrete examples of the application of robotic fabrication, which have been carried out at a research stage, we can more easily understand the benefits and shortcomings of this technology.