Abel Groenewolt studied architecture and building technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. After having received his MSc degree, he worked at K2S Architects and at Sarc Architects in Helsinki as well as in his own practice, completing projects in both Finland and the Netherlands.

He has employed computational methods in various design projects and developed multiple custom design tools. Through post-graduate studies at ETH Zurich, he further explored the potential of programming within the architect’s repertoire of professional competences.

Before joining the Institute for Computational Design and Construction in 2015, Abel worked as a researcher at the chair of Architecture and Building Systems at ETH Zurich, developing and employing computational design tools to analyse and optimise various energy-related building systems. He also worked as a plugin developer for Design to Production.

Currently, his reseach focuses on the application of robots in timber construction, as well as on the development of digitally assisted design processes for structurally informed timber constructions.



BUGA Wood Pavilion 2019

Wood R³ – Resource Effective, Regional, Robotically Fabricated


Robot-Assisted Assembly in Wood Construction