Adaptive clay-based construction material using impact printing technology

Robocob is a project which works with earth as a construction material through impact printing, a method that uses compacted bullets of clay as building blocks. As a result of rapid urbanisation the construction industry now uses nearly 40% of all energy consumed. While earth is an abundant and locally available material, it has negligible embodied energy. Even if carbon is emitted at extraction stage, this is counterbalanced by the fact that earth houses are known for keeping ambient temperature stable, which reduces energy consumption. Robocob leverages this principle to produce a more sustainable building material.

Madhavi Ojha

  • Madhavi Ojha
    IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

    Computational Designer, Researcher, And Architecture, Masters in Advanced Architecture(2019-2021), Bachelors of Architecture done from Impact school of Architecture India (2013-2018). Assistant professor at Bangalore school of design (2018-2019) and Architect at Design studios Bangalore (2018-2019). Her research interests include Material research and advanced fabrication techniques like Robotic Fabrication. Co-Founder of ADD.apt(Architecture, Design Data), an architectural practice.more

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