Museum to be Built by Robots

Automatic Construction


The paranoia that the digital revolution has begun to spark has its counterpoint in the blind optimism that associates good with progress and progress with the machine. Expressions of this optimism are competitions like the one held for the design of the Robot Science Museum in Seoul, which, following the winning project by the Turkish firm MAA, will be a built demonstration of the future of construction. To save time and money, a team of robots will raise the building’s curved envelope besides molding, welding, assembling, and polishing the structure, and also printing out pieces of concrete. As the character played by the actor Rutger Hauer pronounces in the movie Blade Runner, “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.”

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