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Robots Built This Peanut-Shaped Geometric Building From 243 Prefab Wood Panels

by , 06/25/14

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall, Institute for Computational Design's (ICD), Achim Menges, University of Stuttgart, prefab building, robotic prefab building system, wooden pavilion, interlocking wooden parts

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is located in the picturesque town of Gmünd, Stuttgart. It was designed to showcase current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. Funded by the European Union and the state of Baden-Württemberg, the project was led by the Institute for Computational Design‘s (ICD) Achim Menges.

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Designed in collaboration with the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITDK) and the Institute of Engineering Geodesy, the pavilion was erected in four weeks. It consists of 243 geometrically different plates of beech plywood, robotically prefabricated off-site and assembled on-site. The building is insulated and energy-efficient, and it also saves on materials as the wooden panels are less than two inches thick.

+ The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall

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Photos by Roland Halbe and ICD

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