Sculptural Skins – Digital Fabrication

Digital fabrication comes into its own for creating precisely crafted, complex building envelopes, even on larger projects.


digital fabrication of sculptural skins

Photo: Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Bundesamt für Bauten und Logistik BBL


This article from Arch Record brings to light a trend of more, larger building projects utilizing digitally fabricated sculptural skins, or components for their building envelopes.

“These building skins are proving that the process can be a highly efficient and cost-effective option when translating complex computer-derived forms into well-executed, precision-built structures that can be produced locally.”

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