Fast Forward: E-Manufacturing In Architecture
June - July 2008
The Rabih Hage Gallery will showcase an architectural project as part of the London Festival of Architecture. The Gallery will exhibit a Pavilion designed by Rabih Hage Design Studio and built by EOS Electro Optical Systems Ltd. This inspirational architectural project explores the possibility of using additive layer manufacturing (also referred to as e-Manufacturing or rapid manufacturing) technology within the built environment.
The exhibition will examine the potentials of how the industrial process of e-Manufacturing might restructure the practice and making in architecture. The ability of technologies such as laser-sintering to build models and full-scale architectural projects directly from CAD files will be examined for this ground breaking exhibition.
The project will include the design of a multifunctional exhibition pavilion built using e-Manufacturing. The pieces to be exhibited will comprise of a section model and one external element of the pavilion at a scale of 1:1. This will be the technological challenge of the exhibition and reflect the future possibilities in architecture available today.