Archinect - News 2017-08-19T13:12:23-04:00 Factory and Office Headquarter Annex by SUBdV Architecture Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-30T14:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T11:51:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed by a Brazilian architecture firm SUBdV Architecture, this Factory and Office Annex in S&atilde;o Paulo, fuses high-tech architectural design strategies with local low-tech construction methodologies. <br></p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a> system references the traditional <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian</a> &lsquo;cobogo&rsquo; shading screen, which controls the filtration of indirect sunlight through the operable windows on the south and west facades, while also creating a thermal mass which prevents the penetration of hot air in the interior spaces.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <figcaption>Photos by Rodrigo Chust</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <figcaption>Photos by Rodrigo Chust</figcaption></figure><p>Generated through <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">parametric</a> scripts, the various geometric configurations of blocks produce&nbsp;different sized openings and differently-angled light reflection planes, allowing for the optimal combination of both shading and illumination.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p>The building's double-height ground floor contains a material storage facility, first and second floors are dedicated to administrative office space for the factory and a showroom of the factory's products.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p>De...</p> Clemson University students develop an easy-to-use, low-tech construction method Nicholas Korody 2017-02-13T12:20:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T13:16:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;With a click of the button, someone could order a custom-cut, flat-packed home online, and construct it by hand with the help of their friends and neighbors in a matter of days,&rdquo; states Kate Schwennsen, professor and director of the School of Architecture at Clemson University. Students at the school have created a construction method that could significantly ease the building of low-tech sustainable housing.</p><p>Comprising an interlocking tab-and-slot connection system, the sim[PLY] Framing System is &ldquo;intuitive and easy&rdquo;, according to the press release. The buildings &ldquo;come together much like a 3D puzzle&rdquo; without nails. Instead, connections are fastened using steel zip ties and screws. That means disassembly is just as easy.</p><p>The system uses locally-sourced plywood that has been CNC fabricated. All construction plans are digital and can be used by any CNC router.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Digital manufacturing revolution still held back by outdated equipment Alexander Walter 2016-01-28T17:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T12:06:29-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most small manufacturers &mdash; a big chunk of the nation&rsquo;s supply chain &mdash; are running older, pre-Internet equipment.&nbsp;&ldquo;One of the issues we have to address,&rdquo; said Harris, &ldquo;is this legacy equipment.&rdquo; The digital thread can be hard to trace in an entrepreneur like Ellegiers&rsquo; plan to ship an app for making a desk, instead of a finished product.&nbsp; &ldquo;Most shops are definitely not ready for this,&rdquo; Ellegiers said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While many American manufacturing workshops may still be stuck with legacy equipment, you can learn more about fabricators at the very forefront of the industry&mdash;employing cutting-edge technology in creative ways&mdash;in Archinect's new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matters of Scale</a> feature series.</p> Editor's Picks #322 Nam Henderson 2013-07-02T12:00:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T19:37:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> RIP - <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iconic Danish architect Henning Larsen died in his sleep in his home in Copenhagen on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Henning Larsen was 87 years old</a>.</p> <p> Lonnae O'Neal Parker of the Washington Post reported that after 14 years in the making and despite recent protests over the Gehry design, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission voted "<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to move forward with the Frank Gehry-designed memorial to the 34th president</a></em>".&nbsp;<strong>have</strong> cheered "<em>Hopefully the pious "National" Civic Art Society can now go bankrupt. LOL!</em>"</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;posted a link to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#occupygeziarchitecture</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>where a group of architects are documenting the temporary structures that were destroyed by the police in Gezi&nbsp;Park, Istanbul.&nbsp;The group explains "<em>The protests in Istanbul indicated one simple thing for architects (designers?): We need new definitions for architecture in situations when architecture is removed from architects.Each unique structure that we encounter in the streets and Gezi Park has its own in-situ design and impl...</em></p> “The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution” Coming to London’s Design Museum Alexander Walter 2013-07-01T18:53:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T21:20:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This summer, the Design Museum in London will be offering a glimpse into the future of fabrication and manufacturing with The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution, a major new exhibition about the sweeping changes in manufacturing that are transforming our world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related news on Archinect:</p> <ul><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The race to build the first 3D-printed building</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing expert lists the reasons why he thinks the technology is overhyped</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An Insider's View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing 'Phenomenon'</a></li> </ul> PATTERNING LAB - Workshop Impressions Alexander Walter 2012-09-04T17:38:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:54:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklyn-based design studio and research collective Studio Mode/modeLab has sent us plenty of photos from the recent two-day workshop PATTERNING LAB: Parametric Patterns and Digital Fabrication which took place on August 18-19 in Brooklyn, NY. PATTERNING LAB focused on the topic of Parametric Patterns with Grasshopper for Rhinoceros.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Al.Mualla Cemetery Mural / A Matter of Life and Death Alexander Walter 2012-05-10T13:41:00-04:00 >2012-05-10T13:48:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Germany-based Egyptian architect Ahmed Al.Badawy has shared with us images of the fascinating project "Al.Mualla Cemetery Mural / A Matter of Life and Death" which won the First Prize at the First Islamic Competition for Ornamenting Makkah Al.Mukarramah (Mecca, Saudi Arabia). Next to Al.Badawy, the design team also included Ahmed Enab and Yasser Mehanna.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Manta at SmartGeometry 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-04-11T20:07:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T21:28:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The good folks at SmartGeometry have sent us some impressive images and videos of the installation "Manta," the result of a workshop at the recent SmartGeometry 2012 conference in Troy, New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find many more photos and videos of the fabrication process in the Bustler article.</p> 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="" width="650" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Boston-based design and digital fabrication firm <a href="" 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>