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Category name: IJUP - Robotic Construction.



Cork 1Developed by an interdisciplinary collaboration between a group of students and researchers of architecture and engineering faculties of university of Porto, the IJUP project problem consisted: in how to design and build complex geometries in architecture based on using standard building components? By challenging the standardization paradigm, the team took advantage of the most advanced and flexible manufacturing tool available today – the robotic arm –  in the construction of free form walls, selecting cork bricks as the standard components for the prototype assembly. With the production of physical mock-ups, this project aims to expand the applications of cork in architecture towards the production of non-standard building forms, without having to change the current industrial set-ups in factory.