Processing And Structure: Teaching And Learning From Direct Fabrication

File to factory processes, direct fabrication and the technologies that drive them are often described by a number of perceived outcomes.

  • First, they seem to be flexible throughout the process of design. By controlling designs parametrically, many design decisions can be deferred to a later point in the process, adjusted by altering parameters at any time.
  • Second, they appear to provide a unique ability to create non-standard architecture. Individual elements may be entirely unique, and change in every instance of their application.
  • Finally, the resulting products of construction are highly complex, and this results both in an unprecedented ability to adapt to functional requirements and to a new aesthetic in its own right.

Author: Sean Hanna

Publication: Proceedings of International Symposium File to Factory 2010

Year: 2010