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Fabricate: Negotiating design and making

Fabricate: Negotiating design and making
Fabio Gramazio and others ed.
GTA Verlag, 270p, £55.57


This is all about digital fabrication in architecture, and represents a pooling of ideas from the Bartlett, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT and, among others, ETH Zurich where Gramazio is based. Those flying robot builders beloved of YouTube are there of course, but also hard information about the digital tools used to make the ‘megaframe’ of Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Leadenhall tower, some rather beautiful 3D-printed bricks, and other fascinating examples of direct manufacture of architect-designed components. It’s the future, but it’s also happening right now. -  Hugh Pearman

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