1. Making of: Chess Fablab

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    from Federico Villa / Added

    Having learned the relationship between digital and analog sculpting, I believe that we are beginning to loose the value in making things by hand, resorting to digital mediums, that can do things better and faster. To explore this transition, I sought to share a side where both methods coexist and build off from one another. Carving out a series of forms by hand first, I then 3D scanned the pieces, digitized their meshes, and modified them into various different textures and styles. With these physical pieces, I wanted to explore and push the limits of what could be done with things we physically produce, and through technology be able to unwind the possibilities that exist in the world today.

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    • CNC knitting

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      topview onto a Stoll machine

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      • Openhere: 2014: Bits That Matter Panel

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        from D.A.T.A. Openhere / Added

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        A recent article in the Economist speculates that the rise in distributed fabrication constitutes a ‘revolution’ in industrial production, in much the same way the birth of the personal computer constituted a revolution in the informational realm. The exciting possibility, for many, is that forms of online production might not only shape social or juridical processes, as has long been claimed in certain communities of digital activism, but in turn come to shape physical environments and material economies. How are innovations such as 3D printing, micro-factories and open source ecology, biology and hardware reshaping the way that we produce, consume and share material goods? And how are they helping to produce more sustainable manufacturing practices and environments? The panel provides a variety of different perspectives on open hardware, from projects in open source ecology, open hardware and open biotechnology towards more critical takes on some of the existing issues, difficulties and constraints surrounding the open hardware movement. With Denisa Kera, Cathal Garvey, Peter Hanappe, Vasilis Kostakis and Gawin Dapper. Moderated by Benjamin Tincq. Peter Hanappe: Introduction to the Peer-to-Peer Food Lab Gawin Dapper: Phonebloks Vasilis Kostakis: Design Global, Manufacture Local: The Rise of a New Productive Model Cathal Garvey: Free/Libre Agribiotech: Hack Your Own Crops Denisa Kera: Open Hardware Fantasies and Conflict-Free Minerals

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        • URBAN PARA[SITES] workshop Skopje 2014

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          from Erina Filipovska / Added

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          On the occasion of 65 years of the existence of the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje, in the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, we did a digital design build project named Urban Para-Sites. It was a workshop promoting computational design thinking and exploring the possibilities of the parametric design and materialization in most optimized systems with the ultimate goal of increasing the efficiency of utilizing digital tools in parallel with geometric performance throughout digital fabrication and building 1:1 scale model.

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          • Endesa World Fab Condenser - spinning around

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            The ENDESA WORLD FAB CONDENSER is a thermodynamic prototype — a bioclimatic dome installed at the fast-changing Plaça de Glories, within the framework of the BCN FAB10 Congress (the 10th international congress on digital fabrication). The prototype explores connections between parametric design, passive environmental strategies, and local digital fabrication. It was designed globally (Margen-Lab in collaboration with IAAC the Fab Lab Network), sourced locally (using only local organic materials grown with the sun, linen, and wood), and produced in proximity industries and Barcelona laboratories. The prototype was designed (or coded) in 2 months, fabricated in 5 days, and assembled in 4 days with the help of volunteers coming from Fab Labs all over the world. margen-lab.com

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            • FAB ACADEMY 2015

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              from Fab Lab Frosinone / Added

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              This course is based on MIT program: “How to make (almost) anything”, held by Neil Gershenfeld and is conducted in English. The Academy offers an advanced education on Digital Fabrication, electronics and programming, through a network of students and tutors from all over the world.

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              • Endesa World Fab Condenser - construction process

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                from Margen-Lab / Added

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                The ENDESA WORLD FAB CONDENSER is a thermodynamic prototype — a bioclimatic dome installed at the fast-changing Plaça de Glories, within the framework of the BCN FAB10 Congress (the 10th international congress on digital fabrication). The prototype explores connections between parametric design, passive environmental strategies, and local digital fabrication. It was designed globally (Margen-Lab in collaboration with IAAC the Fab Lab Network), sourced locally (using only local organic materials grown with the sun, linen, and wood), and produced in proximity industries and Barcelona laboratories. The prototype was designed (or coded) in 2 months, fabricated in 5 days, and assembled in 4 days with the help of volunteers coming from Fab Labs all over the world. www.margen-lab.com

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                • B.O.B. (Bug-Out Bug)

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                  from Ammar Kalo / Added

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                  B.O.B was born out of a design solution that aimed to hide and protect plants during a post-apocalyptic environmental disaster. Its overall geometry was designed to maximize several desires for the project including hiding in plain sight, harvesting sunlight and collecting water from the humid air. To protect its precious contents, B.O.B blends with its environment at multiple distances. From afar, the shelter blends with the desert mirage at the horizon due to its reflective finish and the way in which a 'break' in the geometry is placed at eye-level. The frontal light pores are at an angle to capture light bouncing off the bright surface of the salt flats and their highly reflective interior light cones refract to support the plants growing inside. Much like the Namibian Desert Beetle,the back surface of the shelter is designed to shed and collect water strategically during early morning foggy and humid hours This video shows gives a glimpse of the process used to fabricate B.O.B. Project by Ammar Kalo and Michael Jake Newsum Video Shot by Adam Smith and Ammar Kalo Edited by Moath Bin Hafez

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                  • Mary O'Connor Memorial Transit Shelter

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                    Asteriskos - Design + Fabrication Full project details here: http://www.asteriskos.co/asteriskos-design-digital-fabrication-memorial-transit-shelter/ This project, supported by numerous donors for The City of Tempe as a memorial for Mary O’Connor; is an investigation into the usage of parametric design processes, methods of digital fabrication and material adaptation. The goal was to create a generative and flexible retrofit strategy for the City’s existing transit shelters; a strategy that can be utilized to create an infinite number of designs each specific to its context and environment. Parametric design is a process based on procedural thinking that enables the expression of parameters and rules that, together, define and clarify the relationship between design intent and design response. Parametric design engenders a new opportunity to utilize emerging technologies to streamline design, fabrication and construction processes; where singular solution-thinking is replaced by procedural-thinking. This allows for unprecedented levels of flexibility and multiplicity of solutions that eliminate the barrier between design and fabrication processes. Parametric design process imbeds relationships between elements that are used to manipulate, generate, and inform the design of complex geometries and structures. This process directly streamlines into the logic of how the shelter is actually produced. Using advanced methods of digital modeling, the entire design was digitally pre-fabricated to ensure extreme tolerances and part accuracy. Further leveraging advanced digital processes the shelter was all digitally fabricated with extreme accuracy using a CNC Router. The shelter design evolved with Architekton through the usage of a parametric design process that allows for generative solutions; ensuring the most appropriate design for any given shelter and its context. Pulling from the immediate context; a diagrid was employed to directly connect the formal nature of the existing site; Tempe City Hall. The diagrid introduces a 3-dimensional grid space that is generative, flexible and creates the initial formal scaffolding upon which the design in generated. Further utilizing parametric design processes, the design evolved to meet specific design parameters such as environmental performance, material efficiency, and code requirements. Through the strict governing of design criteria and parameters; a new process was created that provides a revolutionary way of thinking aesthetics and performance in architectural design. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a class of materials that have been utilized in a variety of applications; this material implies a paradigm shift in architecture and fabrication. Typically used in industrial applications and most commonly in children’s playgrounds; HDPE has superior structural and environmental performance as well as providing unprecedented durability for transit shelters. This material is fully UV stabilized, impact resistant, graffiti proof and will not radiate heat. In the context of Tempe, these are critical material traits for this application. This material allows real progress in the contemporary desire to unify formal, structural, ornamental and environmental performance systems. Strips of heat formed HDPE comprise the cladding of the structure in a simple wrapping logic, minimizing material and fabrication time. The creative usage of HDPE also allows opportunities in fabrication methodology, assembly, engineering and environmental performance; issues that are not typically addressed in a holistic manner. The transit shelter stands as an example of the power of collaborative efforts and the integration of traditional design methodology with new and emerging design and fabrication technologies. The Mary O’Connor Memorial Transit Shelter is neither a simple expression of material tectonics nor a legible response to contextual forces. As in mathematics, it is a system which generates performative solutions in a fully optimized manner. Its form is not reducible; it can only be associated to a complex set of design and fabrication parameters. Efficiency and simplification define the project as much as the formal, structural and material intelligence. Music: Artificial.Music (Fadil Ali) Song: https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music/wavering Please support his work here https://soundcloud.com/artificial-music

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                    • the GLOBAL DESIGNER'S TOOL

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                      from FabrizioG / Added

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                      Hi, this is my final presentation for a little project I realised as designer for designers. We constantly move everyday from a client to another, between coworking spaces and internet cafes. This simple tool realisable with simple tools available in digital fabrication laboratories allows you to always have a desk with your own while facing the daily deliveries, meetings etc…

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