FABRICATE: Making Digital Architecture‘ will be published by Riverside Architectural Press and launched at the FABRICATE conference in April 2011. The term Digital Fabrication has been in broad circulation for over a decade and the argument that it is a revolutionary force for design and production is widely understood by the world’s leading practices and schools of architecture. New manufacturing tools have been invented and drawing software is bridging the gap between representation and realisation.

Louvre Abu Dhabi – 1:33 Prototype – Benjamin S Koren presenting on Day 1 of Conference

To date however, no single publication has captured and analysed the defining built works and prototypes of this emerging age. This is the purpose and topic of ‘FABRICATE: Making Digital Architecture‘. Rather than showcase hypothetical works, this book will address innovative ideas that have been applied, built and tested. It will present documentation underexposed in contemporary architectural publication, e.g. 21st century working drawings, model/prototype hybrids; adaptive tooling, jigs and manufacturing interfaces; on site bespoke construction, and post production 3D scanning.

Galaxy Soho – Cristiano Ceccato of Zaha Hadid Architects presenting on Day 2 of Conference

The publication (currently in production) comprises of 38 illustrated articles on built projects received through our Call for Work (NOW CLOSED). Punctuating these articles, a series of conversations between world leading experts from design to engineering, incl. Mark Burry, Philip Beesley, Gramazio & Kohler and Hanif Kara, discussing themes on drawing to production, behavioural composites, robotic assembly, and digital craft. This densely illustrated publication is intended to impart unequivocal evidence to the reader on how these projects were made, to encompass the breath, complexity and skill required in making digital architecture (i.e. its not as easy as some make out), and to impart the vitality of making as a collaborative and exciting practice. To be kept up to date with announcements on the publication sign up to our newsletter and twitter feed.

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