Fabrikator

2014 Year in Review News

Courtesy Make Architects

FabriKator is a weekly newsletter written by AN contributing editor Anna Bergren Miller that profiles digital fabrication projects around the world.

Pratt Students Raise an AAC Wall

Installation investigates the future of facade design and fabrication.

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Prefabricated Glamping Tents by ArchiWorkshop

Dynamic steel and PVDF structures shelter campers in style.

  

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Make’s Portable Pop-Up Kiosks Fold Metal Like Paper

Inspired by origami, Canary Wharf booths make a sculptural statement whether open or shut.

 
 

 

A New Bench-mark at Governors Island

How West 8’s designs for an organic system of concrete benches and curbs gets fabricated.

 

 

Herringbone Whisky Bar by Taylor and Miller

Owner-built interior explores the transition from two dimensions to three.

 
 

 

Urbana’s Shape-Shifting Parking Garage Facade

Folded aluminum panels deliver the illusion of movement to passersby.

 
 

 

An Impossible Stair by NEXT Architects

A folly in a Rotterdam suburb draws on residents’ complex relationship with the city.

 

 

UT Student Installation Takes SXSW

A room-filling parametric design makes its way from the classroom to Austin’s famous music festival.

 
 

 

Public’s Tree-Like Transit Shelters for UBC

A canopy of tessellated irregular polygons inspired by a street tree balances atop slim steel posts.

 
 
 

Giant Pixel’s Binary Star Wars Canopy

A software developer gets a subtly intergalactic theme for its new San Francisco headquarters.

 
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