Flight Assembled Architecture

© Gramazio & Kohler


]Two architects plan a vertical city: the Zurich architects Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler want to dwell 30,000 people in a 600 meter high tower.

Flight Assembled Architecture is the first architectural installation to be built by flying robots. In this work several Quadrocopter” simultaneously lift and carry more than 1500 items and then build them together into a complex architectural structure.

Jointly developed by Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D’Andrea, it is used herein to solve the transitions between robotics and architecture and is forming new ways in dealing with architectural verticality and their materialization. The installation also stands for an architectural project, which deals specially with the typology of the skyscraper. This has always been a central focal point” of the architectural discourse and in this case forms the basis for a 600-meter-high architectural vision. This should not only provides housing for more than 30,000 residents, but also features the widest variety of programmatic and urban potential. The project is located in the Meuse (France).

© Gramazio & Kohler


It is definitely to early to see to what that can lead to, but from the first sight it might be a better solution for dense urban areas in the emerging countries (e.g. India, China) where there will be in the future an urgent need for housing but filled this urgent need with a potential of possible social interaction.

Further information about the architects 
Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler.

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