Unit Arkitektur AB designed the ‘File to Factory’ in Sweden.
Description from the architects:
This is the result of the Master´s course ”File to Factory” at the Department of Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden.
The form of the structure was designed by means of a parametric design model. A set of parameters were defined (e.g. material -, site – and production restrictions, form controlling parameters, joints etc.) and fed into a digital model. A series of 1:5 scale models were printed in a laser cutter to evaluate different solutions. Once the final shape was set, the production drawings for the building parts were exported from the model and sent to production.
The production of the ca 250 individual parts in 12 mm plywood was made by a 3-axis router by C6D Snickeri. Total time for programming the router and the production of the part was 34 hours.
The assemblage was made in an analog way; it took 3 hours for 15 students to assemble the structure. All the parts were fixed by means of plywood wedges so that the structure could easily be de- and reassembled (which it already has) The elapsed time for the process from design to assemblage was 4 weeks on half-time.
|Firms||UNIT Arkitektur AB|
|Location||Chalmers University of Technology|
|Director||Mikael Frej, Klas Moberg, Frans Magnusson|
|Photograph||Chalmers University of Technology|