AtFAB Digitally Manufactured Furniture
AtFAB is customizable furniture, which you can digitally manufacture from any off-the-shelf sheet material that can be cut by a CNC router, laser cutter or water jet. Each piece is comprised of simple, flat interlocking parts, which anyone can intuitively put together with simple hardware. Click to learn more, customize and download.
In Development: The Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA
An adaptive reuse of a 300,000 mill building in Williamsport, PA that once manufactured Keds Sneakers. The design is implemented through a series of tactical, incremental construction build outs, that support bottom up community growth, phased business expansion, and staged funding from investors, tax credits and financing.
In Development: Shenandoah Mountain House
A weekend house designed for a Washington DC couple on a stunning and remote mountaintop in West Virginia. The design takes advantage of unobstructed 270 degree views of the Shenandoah Mountains, while addressing difficult site access, a short construction season, limited labor force and shoestring budget.
Incremental Change Exhibit at MIT
"Incremental Change" was recently exhibited at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture+Planning Keller Gallery. The installation was a status report on the increasing global reach of AtFAB's distributed manufacturing model.
More information can be found on our blog.
MakerBot Industries Headquarters
Filson and Rohrbacher recently designed, fabricated and installed more than two dozen AtFAB pieces for MakerBot's new Headquarters in Brooklyn.
Read more about the design, research, and fabrication of pieces for MakerBot's new home.
AtFAB in The Economist
Journalist Sally Davies features AtFAB in "Mass Bespoke" on The Economist Schumpeter blog on business and management. In her piece, she describes the potentials of AtFAB's distributed manufacturing, open source, and emerging business model for design.
Autodesk Innovation Forum
On November 27, Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher spoke at the Autodesk University 2012 Innovation Forum in Las Vegas, NV. They presented AtFAB and why everyone, in the future, must be a designer.
Find videos and more about the other speakers at Autodesk's Innovation Forum here.
"Post-Cold War Entropy" in Volume #32
Filson and Rorhbacher publish their article on the central past, peripheral present and potential future of Paducah, KY in the Centers Adrift issue of Volume, a monthly journal published by Archis in The Netherlands.
2012 Int'l Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
The Atomic Cities Research Group was pleased to exhibit its strategic vision for the Paducah Gasseous Diffusion Plant at the 2012 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam as part of the UK/CoD River Cities installation for "Making City" at the Netherlands Architecture Institute.