Fabrication 1 (F19)

ARCH-5306 – Fabrication 1 – Fall 2019 
This course provides students with a framework for which to gain a deeper understanding of the models and processes pertaining to architectural design and fabrication. Students are introduced to the tools and workflows surrounding computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines, CAD/CAM technologies, 3D printing, etc. Projects and assignments focus on both digital and manual craft, exploring hybrid technologies within a refined material sensibility (including wood, concrete, metal and earth). Periodic readings and discussions topics serve as a platform to further investigate the relationship between process, materiality, fabrication and performance.

Course taught by Bruce Wrightsman.

ASG-2 - Form and Space

SnoLab is a world-class science facility located in the Vale nickel mine near Sudbury.  Assignment 2 is the design and prototyping of benches and social interaction/creativity spaces for the enhancement of exterior courtyard space envisioned as part of the larger SnoLab Master Plan.    

The designs must consider the tectonic implication of the elements, which explores the architectural, material and tactile nature of the assembly through the digital modeling and CNC fabrication process of a key joint/connection.