Currently the practice of architectural design is undergoing transformative change. The key drivers informing such change have been progressive developments of software, hardware, and material innovation. The use of parametric and generative processes within architectural design has influenced the form, aesthetics, and facades of buildings around the world impacting on traditional construction systems, approaches, and material use. In order to achieve the non-standard forms designed through parametrics, manufacturing and construction processes at the architectural scale have been evolving to meet the requirements of digitally enabled designs. As a result, the use of robotic arms in architectural design, prototyping and construction has been increasing across the globe.
Urban Art Projects (UAP) is a world leading supplier of products and manufacturing services into the global market for iconic architecture, design and art projects. It provides R&D, design, production, and installation services internationally for projects such as the Hudson Yards (New York), the Jeddah Breakwater Beacon (Saudi Arabia), and the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (Sydney). UAP currently addresses the needs of its design based clients through handcrafted methods involving a range of materials and skillsets. The necessity of incorporating a Kuka Robotic Arm into the manufacturing processes will enable UAP to maintain its position as a global leader in the customisation of urban art and architectural products.
Funding / Grants
- Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; Urban Art Projects (2017)