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ARCHITECT awards The Glass Vault its 2021 r + d Award for Robotic Construction

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Arches and complex masonry structures have been limited by the mason's skill, gravity, and support during construction. By recognizing The Glass Vault project, a collaborative effort by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Princeton University’s CREATE Laboratory and Form Finding Lab, and TU Delft Glass & Transparency Research Group, with an 2021 R+D AWARDS, ARCHITECT magazine may be highlighting the next generation of robotics in masonry. Walls and Archers no longer need to be just straight lines.

Read how the designers, architects, and craftsperons used a new approach to build a timbrel vault, the thin and highly efficient structural system comprises a series of masonry arches that carry loads in compression.are put to strategic use in a complex construction.

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