Fabrication + Modular Building + Prefab Design



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    Citadel Architectural Products Envelope 2000 D-RV

    Citadel Architectural Products Inc. has introduced its Envelope 2000 D-RV, a deep-reveal attachment system that combines shop-fabricated and field-assembled methods.

  • Lessons in High Performance

    Bill Orr, executive director of the Collaborative for High-Performance Schools, talks about upgrading the sustainability of today's learning environments.

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    Award: Digital Steam-Bending

    A University of Michigan research group has revisited the 19th century technique of bending wood through steam with 21st century tools.

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    Award: Shadow Pavilion

    The surface of PLY Architecture's Shadow Pavilion consists of 100-plus laser-cut cones that test the limits of sheet aluminum while funneling in light, moisture, and sound.

  • Design Competition Challenges Architects to Create Sustainable, Safe Housing for Disaster Victims

    Kit homes were designed using the same set of materials, each of which fits into a single shipping container for easy transport to disaster sites.

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    Removal System Gouges Quickly

    The Arcair-Matic N6000 Metal-Removal System from Thermadyne Industries is suited for metal fabrication, particularly in weld joint preparation where it is used to prepare uniform “U” or “J” grooves.

  • Osram Sylvania PrevaLED

    PrevaLED is a new directional light modular system from Sylvania that uses Osram-brand LEDs.

  • Getting into the business of space making, 3form has found a new use for its Varia Ecoresin product: prefabricated snap-together tiles. The new system, called Ditto, has cross-shaped pieces that can be combined to create partitions and wall features, and can be cold-bent to form curved canopies. The tiles have 40% pre-consumer recycled content and can be installed in custom configurations to allow more or less transparency. ¢ 3-form.com

    3form Ditto

    A system of cross-shaped Varia Ecoresin pieces can be combined to create partitions or even canopies.

  • Created by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban for Artek, the modular 10-Unit System is based on L-shaped units that can be combined in different ways to make a chair, a table, or a bench. The chair and table each require 10 units, while the bench requires 20. Made of UPM ProFi, a wood-plastic composite of recycled paper and plastic, the furniture can be disposed of by incineration. Black and white are the standard colors; the chair measures 33" tall, 16" wide, and 17" deep, while the table is 27-1/2" square. The bench is 33" high and 31" wide. artek.fi

    Artek 10-Unit System

    Created by Shigeru Ban, this modular system is based on L-shaped units that can make a chair, bench, or table.

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    Toni Stabile Student Center

    Annual Design Review 2009: Grow: Award



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