FabClay by Sasha Jokic, Starsk Lara, Nasim Fashami

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Where engineering meets design is by no means a physically local site. A group of international minds – Sasha Jokic, Starsk Lara, and Nasim Fashami – has united at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of California (IAAC) to pursue a new digital fabrication system, FabClay, which is optimized and adaptive without the aid of a human operator. The research group showcases the tool, a sort of machine head that spouts a stream of clay to layer the material in forming a three-dimensional object. Somewhat similar to a 3D printer, FabClay works on a curvilinear basis instead of a planar one, which lends further flexibility and control over complex design details.



Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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