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id caadria2013_135
authors Williams, Nick; Daniel Davis, Brady Peters, Alexander Peña De León,  Jane Burry and Mark Burry
year 2013
title FabPOD: An Open Design-to-Fabrication System
source Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013) / Singapore 15-18 May 2013, pp. 251-260
wos WOS:000351496100025
summary Digital workflows from the design to the production of buildings have received significant recent attention in architectural research. The need for both integrated systems for design collaboration (Boeykens and Neuckermans, 2006) and clear and flexible communication flows for non-standard fabrication outcomes have been identified as fundamental (Scheurer, 2010). This paper reports on the development of a digital “design system” for the design and prototyping of an acoustic enclosure for meetings in a large open work environment, theFabPod. The aim was to keep this system open for temporal flexibility in as many aspects of the finalisation of the design as possible. The system provides novel examples of both integrated collaboration and clear communication flow.  (1) Acoustics is included as a design driver in early stages through the connection of digital simulation tools with design models. (2) Bi-directional information flows and clear modularisation of workflow underpins the system from design through to fabrication and assembly of the enclosure. Following the completion and evaluation of the FabPod prototype, the openness of the system will be tested through its application in subsequent design and prototyping iterations. Design development will respond to performance testing through user engagement methods and acoustic measurement.  
keywords Digital workflow, Prototyping, Acoustic simulation, Collaborative design 
series CAADRIA
email nicholas.williams@rmit.edu.au
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100%; open Boeykens, S. and Neuckermans, H. (2006) Find in CUMINCAD Improving Design Workflow in Architectural Design Applications , International Journal of Architectural Computing, 4(4), 2–18
100%; open Bradley, J. S. (2009) Find in CUMINCAD A new look at acoustical criteria for classrooms , NRCC-51320, National Research Council Canada
100%; open Burry, J., Davis, D., Peters, B. Ayres, P., Klein, J., Pena de Leon, A. and Burry. M (2011) Find in CUMINCAD Modelling hyperboloid Sound Scattering: The Challenge of Simulating, Fabricating and Measuring, in C Gengnagel, A. Kilian, A., N. Palz and F. Scheurer (eds.) , Computational Design Modelling, Springer, 89–96
100%; open Davis, D., Burry J. and Burry, M. (2011) Find in CUMINCAD Understanding Visual Scripts: Improving Collaboration Through Modular Programming , International Journal of Architectural Computing, 9(4), 361–376
100%; open Marble, S. (ed.) (2012) Find in CUMINCAD Digital Workflows in Architecture: Design – Assembly – Industry , Birkhauser, Basel
100%; open Peters, B. and Olesen, T. S. (2010) Find in CUMINCAD Integrating Sound Scattering Measurements in the Design of Complex Architectural Surfaces , Future Cities, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 481–491
100%; open Petersen, C. M. (2008) Find in CUMINCAD Limiting Annoying Noise in Open-plan Offices , Joint Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting 2008, Reykjavic, 11 pp
100%; open Scheurer, F. (2010) Find in CUMINCAD Materialising Complexity , Architectural Design, 80(4), 86–93
100%; open Williams, N., Stehling, H., Scheurer, F., Oesterle, S., Kohler, M. and Gramazio, F. (2011) Find in CUMINCAD A Case Study of a Collaborative Digital Workflow in the Design and Production of Formwork for ‘Non-Standard’ Concrete Structures , International Journal of Architectural Computing, 9(3), 223–240

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