Robot Creasing

Robot creasing is a proposal developed in order to convert a sheet material into a three-dimensional structure, to use it in a glass building as a facade, to improve its performance through the geometry and the selected material.

  1. Shadows crowd the urban pattern below, Creating a secondary city
  2. Sunlight as a privilege of Orientation and Cost
  3. Umbrella effect

Contrast between light & Shadow. Gothic Quarter, Barcelona (right)
70 Pine Street, New York City, circa 1940. (left)

Strategy / Reflection

Light Reflection Strategy

Previous Prototypes
1.- Aluminium Folding System
Self structure system joinable between the modules
2.- Aluminium Creasing
Structure rigidity due the deformation and creasing lines
3.- Aluminium Creasing & Bending 
Convex & Concave geometry, bended in the edges for structural loads

Tool & Frame Assembly

Straight & Curved Lines

Angle Variation in Radius

Right Angle and Intersection



Offset 2.0

Cutting Output

Fabrication Constraints


Design Possibilities
Shape 50mm
Length: 1000 mm Width[2]: 50mm Lines: 20 lines
Shape 150mm
Length: 1000 mm Width[2]: 150mm Lines: 22 lines
Shape 250mm
Length: 1000 mm Width[2]: 250mm Lines: 21 lines



Model 1:1


Fabrication Process




Robot Creasing is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Masters of Robotics and Advanced Construction in 2019/20 by: Students: Amit Pattar, Jun Lee, Lorenzo Masini, Luis Jayme Buerba Faculty: Alexandre Dubor, Raimund Krendmueller