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Robotically Fabricated Structure
by ADR Laboratory

Robotically Fabricated Structure (RFS) by ADR Laboratory
Arash Adel

ADR Laboratory has created a robotically fabricated timber pavilion in Michigan that explores new responsible and precise ways of creating a built environment.


The project is sited in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is built through human-robot collaboration as a novel approach to reconsidering issues of material use, labour and the environment.

Materials include prefabricated, bespoke timber sub-assemblies manufactured from standardised, regionally-sourced, short 2x4 dimensional lumber, while the fabrication system utilises industrial robots to process and assemble elements into intricate, layered modules.

The resultant pavilion stands as an example of intelligent and resourceful architecture with striking expressive qualities.


This project has been longlisted in the small building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: ADR Laboratory

Project: Robotically Fabricated Structure

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