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House made enterly with CNC cutting by Shopbot

There is this really cool exhibit going on at the MOMA in NYC where they had several designers produce small pavilion-like houses that were entirely built via CNC and laser cutting. Called "Home Delivery" it's going on right now and it looks amazing. When we were in NYC last it wasn't open yet, but we could see it in progress from a window in the American Folk Art Museum and we're itching to go back to NYC and see it finished.

There is this really cool exhibit going on at the MOMA in NYC where they had several designers produce small pavilion-like houses that were entirely built via CNC and laser cutting. Called "Home Delivery" it's going on right now and it looks amazing. When we were in NYC last it wasn't open yet, but we could see it in progress from a window in the American Folk Art Museum and we're itching to go back to NYC and see it finished.

One of the entries was done by Shopbot, and it's great. It's a small house that they designed with Larry Sass for Katrina rebuilding efforts. While it's all CNC cut plywood it has decorative bits and railings and more, leaving that typical flat 'CNC / Laser cut look' in the dust (where we feel it belongs).

We're very excited to see this, for one of our business goals is to being making whole buildings using what we've learned using BIM and CNC together. Events like this really raise the awareness of this sort of workflow and the incredible things it's capable of. While we're working with an Oakland-based residential real estate developer, helping them out with BIM & CNC (as well as some design), we still haven't had the chance to make a whole house yet!

Jeffrey McGrew