Flight Assembled Architecture by Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello d’Andrea
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.
The experiment was conducted by Swiss architects Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D’Andrea.
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.
The architects think the robots could be a model for future forms of building construction.
The assembled installation in on show until 19 February 2012.
Read more about this project in our earlier story.
Click here to see another robot designed by Gramazio & Kohler, or view all our stories about robots here.
Photography is by François Lauginie.
Gramazio & Kohler's work is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.