Archinect - News 2014-04-23T10:55:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/25971603/cnc-milled-baby-crib-by-radlab-inc CNC-Milled Baby Crib by Radlab, Inc Alexander Walter 2011-11-01T19:28:59-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qg/qgoz33g9ies0539b.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Boston-based design and digital fabrication firm <a href="http://www.radlabinc.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Radlab, Inc</a> has sent us an exceptionally cute example of robo milling: a baby crib with a twist.</p> <p> Here's the project description from Radlab, Inc:</p> <p> <strong>Eli's Crib</strong><br> Client: Jose and Ashley Silva<br> Location: Cambridge, MA<br> Date: 2011</p> <p> The hybrid crib and youth bed was commissioned with an interest in creating an alternative to the standard crib: solid instead of slatted, low and partially open rather than high and closed off, compelling and integral as opposed to generic and alien. Our response, in an effort to provide a framework for processing these pragmatic and aesthetic concerns, was to explore an interplay of conceptual dualities: dark and light, hard and soft, thick and thin, solid and void, analog and digital. At its core, the project is a simple expression of the convergence between overtly additive and subtractive processes, the building up of many layers of material meeting the excavation of many layers material. The relation...</p>