Robots and humans collaborate to revolutionize architecture

Professor Stefana Parascho and Isla Xi Han standing beneath a concrete and glass brick prototype built at the Embodied Computation Lab (ECL) in Princeton University’s School of Architecture, in January 2020.

Two Princeton researchers, architect Stefana Parascho and engineer Sigrid Adriaenssens, dreamed of using robots to simplify construction, even when building complex forms. So the professors partnered with architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) to create a striking and unique installation for the SOM exhibition “Anatomy of Structure” in London last March.