School of Architecture, CUHK

CU-Brick Robotic Installation

Date & Time

17.07.2017 31.07.2017


G/F Atrium, AIT Building, CUHK

A collaborative research project between the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, T Stone Robotics Institute and School of Architecture, the cable-driven parallel robot explores the possibilities of computational design and CNC automated construction. It seeks to contribute to large architectural design and construction, reducing the issue of scale while maintaining a high level of accuracy and efficiency.

Computational design uses the power of mathematics to generate geometries and neatly interacts with digitally driven robotic tools traditionally used for manufacturing and assembly. As part of the ongoing research, future versions of CU-Brick will show advancing capabilities in scale, speed and power, bringing it closer to practical use in the building construction industry.

The robotic installation was first exhibited at Industrial Automation Shenzhen in June 2017.

Project Team

Architecture: Prof. Adam Fingrut, Prof. Kristof Crolla, Jason Lau (School of Architecture, CUHK)

Mechanical Engineering: Prof. Darwin Lau, Prof. Yeung Yam, Tristan Wu, Thomas Kwok, Mankit Cheung, Zeqing Zhang (Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK)

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