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id acadia08_382
authors Peters, Brady; Xavier De Kestelier
year 2008
title Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing at Foster + Partners
source Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation, [Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) / ISBN 978-0-9789463-4-0] Minneapolis 16-19 October 2008, 382-389
summary Over the last 15 years, rapid prototyping has been an integral part of the design process in the car and aerospace industry (Brad Fox 2006). Recently the architecture profession has started to use these techniques in its design process (Greg Corke 2006), and some architecture schools have begun experimenting with these technologies. ¶ Foster + Partners have been one of the first architecture practices to fully integrate rapid prototyping within its design process. The technology was initially seen as a sketch model making tool in the early stages of the design, in particular for projects with complicated geometries. It surpassed this purpose within a year and it is now seen an essential design tool for many projects and in for many project stages. The office’s rapid prototyping department now produces about 3500 models a year. ¶ Besides, or perhaps because of, rapid prototyping, Foster + Partners have started to experiment with rapid manufacturing. This first was done through the design and manufacture of a Christmas tree for the charity organisation Save the Children.
keywords Complex Geometry; Design; Generative; Process; Rapid Prototyping
series ACADIA
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100%; open Brad Fox (2006) Find in CUMINCAD Rapid Manufacture in the Aeronautical Industry , Rapid Manufacturing: An Industrial Revolution for the Digital Age, eds. Neil Hopkinson, R.J.M. Hague, and Phill Dickens. West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons
100%; open Dickens, Phill and Neil Hopkinson (2006) Find in CUMINCAD Emerging Rapid Manufacturing Processes , Rapid Manufacturing: An Industrial Revolution for the Digital Age, eds. Neil Hopkinson, R.J.M. Hague, and Phill Dickens. West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons
100%; open Greg Corke (2006) Find in CUMINCAD RP for Architecture , Prototype, ed. Greg Corke. London: EDA Publications
100%; open Peters, Brady and Xavier De Kestelier (2006) Find in CUMINCAD The Work of the Specialist Modelling Group , Bridges London 2006 Conference Proceedings, eds. Reza Sarhangi and John Sharp. London: Tarquin Publications
100%; open Whitehead, Hugh (2003) Find in CUMINCAD Laws of Form , Architecture in the Digital Age: Design and Manufacturing, ed. Branko Kolarevic. New York: Spon Press

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