Making lots of copies of identical products is cheap but also monotonous. With new innovations in robotics and 3D printing, contemporary architect Wessel van Beerendonk hopes to bring back affordable customization to the masses and eliminate the need for repetition in our everyday surroundings. Wessel van Beerendonk is architect and co-founder of Studio RAP. Studio RAP was founded in 2015 and is an award-winning architectural design and manufacturing studio. In the RAP’s design process, innovative design techniques are used after which in-house these designs are produced with the help of industrial robotic arms. Using digital manufacturing, especially robot-controlled production methods, RAP assumes the role of digital architect. The RAP designs are characterized by expressive unique forms, which are sustainably produced, assembled or unassembled, by industrial robotic arms. Wessel will be talking about moving towards a new architectural paradigm.
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