Fabio Gramazio

World-class architect using robots to re-connect architects to how buildings get built

Fabio Gramazio is partner at Gramazio & Kohler Architects, a practice is an architect with multi-disciplinary interests ranging from computational design and robotic fabrication to material innovation. Both a world-class academic and a prolific practitioner, he is known for groundbreaking works such as Flight Assembled Architecture or the controversial interactive illumination of Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse.

Holding the Professorship  for Architecture and Digital Fabrication at the ETH Zurich and the Singapore Future Cities Laboratory, Gramazio has built a unique laboratory to investigate how robotics and digital crafting can change architecture as much as profoundly as the computer did. Will it bring architects closer again to the actual process of building? How will it change the dynamics between creatives, engineers and construction workers? How will robots change the economics and aesthetics of architecture? And what does this mean for the rest of us, living and working with and in machines, for the relation about small ideas and building at scale?