Once you start exploring all the fabrication techniques that are available, you understand how wide the range of possibilities can be. At the Fabrication Lab we have the most common machines to facilitate most necessary strategies for digital fabrication. In this post we are reviewing what is the best fabrication strategy making the FAB FEST pavilion.
We decided that it is a good idea to share some of the best work from the past few years. We are starting a series of blog posts that will be highlighting and looking at the best examples from the FAB FEST’16 and FAB FEST’17. We will be covering the fabrication process of the pavilion, we will analyse the structure and concept. This series aims to inspire the FAB FEST’ers for the upcoming festival. The first on our ‘Spotlight’ series is ‘Snake’ that was built by the team from Chinese University, Hong Kong in 2017.
At the Fabrication Lab and FAB FEST we believe that future lies in self sufficient communities, that create and fabricate for their own needs. We are working hard to create an environment in our Fab Lab, to enable people to create and innovate. Our researchers have been digging out what other Fab Labs and similar initiatives have to say about the future of making. This is something interesting we found: FAB CITY.
A few months ago we were approached by the organisers of Digital Construction Week, an event that takes place annually in London. It is the biggest exhibition of its kind about disruptive technologies in construction and the architecture industry. The DCW team was really excited to hear about FAB FEST and its previous outcomes and expressed interest in making a collaboration between the two events. A team of researchers and designers from the Fabrication Lab held workshops involving students and staff. The outcomes of the workshops were very rewarding. We have discovered how much the two events relate and how much we can learn from each other. So we decided to share this diagram produced by the DCW team to give an overview of where the construction industry is progressing. We couldn’t miss how relevant it is for you guys, at the design and concept development stage of your projects. We recognize the potential of submitted concept developments for FAB FEST and we want to encourage you to explore this diagram and share your thoughts. Maybe the next revolutionary idea is ready to emerge and we have all the needed tools to accommodate it.
Have a look and let us know what you think. We are excited to explore these ideas with you during the festival.