Flight Assembled Architecture by Gramazio
& Kohler and Raffaello d’Andrea

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Imagine if our cities were built by fleets of flying robots. A group of robot helicopters were programmed to lift and stack 1500 polystyrene bricks into a six metre-high tower at the FRAC Centre in Orléans, France.

Flight Assembled Architecture

The experiment was conducted by Swiss architects Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D’Andrea.

Flight Assembled Architecture

Gramazio & Kohler have previously created a robot called ROB that builds undulating brick walls and were the team behind the award-winning Structural Oscillations installation at the 2008 architectural biennial in Venice.

Flight Assembled Architecture

The architects think the robots could be a model for future forms of building construction.

Flight Assembled Architecture

The assembled installation in on show until 19 February 2012.

Flight Assembled Architecture

Read more about this project in our earlier story.

Flight Assembled Architecture

Click here to see another robot designed by Gramazio & Kohler, or view all our stories about robots here.

Flight Assembled Architecture

Photography is by François Lauginie.

Flight Assembled Architecture

Gramazio & Kohler's work is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.

Flight Assembled Architecture

  • Rudi

    nice tool e.g. to build an on-site concrete sarcophagus for the next nuclear reactor disaster…