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(FAB)BOTS, Customized Robotics Devices For Design And Fabrication

Davide GombaJanuary 28th, 2011

We had the chance to visit (FAB)BOTS: Customized robotic devices for design and fabrication not long ago in DHUB Barcellona. We were honoured to visit the center (and it’s Fablab) with the exhaustive and passionate explanation of Marta Malé-Alemany, the curator of the exhibition.

(FAB)BOTS presents a collection of 10 student projects from the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), developed in two design studios tutored by Marta Malé-Alemany, in collaboration with Jeroen van Ameijde (in London) and Victor Viña (in Barcelona).

(FAB)BOTS investigates how design and construction processes can be re-engineered, by becoming independent of the pre-given forms of traditional design-to-fabrication manufacturing processes, mass-produced materials and standardised software packages.

The exhibition is an amazing portrait of what can be done by mixing imagination, project and open source tools in order to develop new, innovative, DIY means of prototyping.

The projects range from different materials / fabrication tools, temporary housing, portable tools like cutting machines and sandbots. Most of the projects are based on recycled materials and DIY Arduino-Based boards.

Amazed from the exhibition, we’ll do our best to support it.