Shaping up: Day 4

Everyone is play testing the three use-cases for 20000 Blocks we have been exploring at SmartGeometry 2016. Here are few time-lapses to enjoy how buildings grow out of game play.


And of course, a video of Ginger placing blocks to get ready for the cluster exhibition.



20000 Blocks is going to SmartGeometry 2016

We are proud to announce that 20000 Blocks is one of the 10 workshop clusters at SmartGeometry 2016, a conference on computational design in architecture and engineering taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 4 to 9 April 2016.

If interested to participate in the workshop, apply and register for the conference at the SmartGeometry website or leave a comment below.



Robotic Fabrication Bloopers

Making progress on the robotic fabrication process for the project “20,000 Blocks Above the Ground” at DDU.

Building with a robot, sounds easy right? The machine will do all the work 🙂 Turns out lots of things go wrong. Check this video out.

Failures are fun and a great way to learn 🙂

While we get this going, join our minecraft server and create more structures we could test the robot with.

Join the “20,000 Blocks” Play Session on Halloween, 31st October at DDU


Stuck at the campus on Halloween?
Interested in gaming for a cause?
Think your Minecraft skills are up to the test?

Join the Digital Design Unit as we turn virtual worlds into reality! We are testing a prototype of the “20,000 Blocks Above the Ground” project in which we involve gamers in the design and construction of real world structures using Minecraft.
Can your gaming skills create a more efficient structure than a trained architect?

Lets find out!

Bring your Minecraft accounts for the play session. We’ll have only a limited number of accounts available in case you don’t have one.

This is a kid friendly event. Children must be accompanied by an adult supervisor.

Saturday 31, Oct 2015 from 11:00 to 13:00 CET


Digital Design Unit,
3rd Floor, Fachbereich Architektur
El-Lissitzky Str. 1,
TU Darmstadt

Or online at our Minecraft server: