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Ex-Lab: Digital Furniture Fabrication (ABPL90361)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90361
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Semester 1
Semester 2
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This subject will explore the use of Digital Design and Fabrication Tools to design and make a piece of furniture. Students will be expected to utilise digital design techniques in combination with fabrication methods to investigate and manipulate outcomes which this technology allows. This may include things such as material qualities, formal possibilities, or parametric systems. All students will be expected to explore a particular agenda and will be required to build a final furniture piece which demonstrates this. Students will be provided with specific training in the operation and potentials of different fabrication equipment, in particular the CNC router.

Intended learning outcomes

The furniture piece should:

  1. Highlight the use of digital fabrication equipment.
  2. Exploit the combination of digital design software and digital fabrication equipment available.
  3. Exploit the nature of materials that are used.

Generic skills

Enhance student’s knowledge of digital design software and fabrication equipment and their relationship to contemporary design practices.

Provide greater understanding of materials and structure

Encourage debate and engagement with the theoretical and practical aspects of architectural design and production.

Last updated: 16 June 2018