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Students create modular home office made from robots

AUAR Home Office - London, England

A team of post-graduate students from London’s Bartlett School of Architecture’s Design Computation Lab has created a modular home office to promote its automated architecture (AUAR) project, featuring robotic fabrication. The ALIS (automated living system) project is the robotic construction of indoor spaces, such as a children’s play room, home office or a co-working space. The system uses a collection of prefabricated plywood building blocks that join together to create new spaces with ease.

While looking for a new office space, the students designed and built a temporary installation at The Building Centre in London, which acts as a home, office and co-working space. The smart ALIS building blocks were used to create the space, which come with the possibilities of creating multiple architectural features and elements of a Home-Office, including private workspaces, meeting tables, load-bearing walls, private work stations, floors slabs and a lounge corner with cushions.

All elements are easily constructed using the one repeating, pixel-like building block, with reversible connections that allow for quick reconfiguration and adaptation of the system over time. The building blocks are lightweight and can be quickly assembled without the need for specific tools, cranes or an experiences tradesmen. Furthermore, the entire installation can fit into a single van, allowing it to be easily moved to a new site upon completion of the residency.

In a testament to the fusion of cutting-edge technology and innovative design, the ALIS (Automated Living System) project has showcased the remarkable potential of robotic construction within our living spaces. The use of smart ALIS building blocks has not only created a versatile and adaptable environment but has also offered a glimpse into a world where architectural transformations are as easy as rearranging building blocks. As we marvel at this seamless blend of automation and creativity, it’s clear that the ALIS project has opened the door to a future where our living and working spaces can evolve effortlessly to meet our ever-changing needs. With its potential to redefine the way we design and interact with our environments, the ALIS project stands as a testament to the limitless possibilities that await us in the realm of automated architecture.

Automated Architecture Ltd

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