We live in an age with a plethora of new technologies proffering file to factory production and computer numerical control that outdate the need for industrial standardization or modularity. The studio offered student an opportunity to engage with how the real opportunities of digital fabrication and advanced manufacturing feed back into architectural design, fabrication and assembly.

The students explored digital workflow from conceptual design systems incorporating geometrical, material, fabrication and machining constraints to custom output, new material systems and full-scale prototyping. They explored the trade-off between design performance drivers such as acoustics, weight, strength, fabrication and assembly. Explorations in hands-on design and physical making were at the core of the studio.

Jane Burry

Canhui Chen