Wednesday
Oct232013

The End of Prefabrication

Chris Knapp's essay "The End of Prefabrication" was recently published in the September 2013 issue of Architectural Review Asia Pacific

Rather than argue for the elimination of the practice of prefabrication as the the title might first suggest, this polemic asserts that architects can further develop and refine their toolkit, and expand it to include bespoke construction that is mass-customised and value-rich. 

Sunday
Jul142013

Robotic Fabrication at Bond University

Chris Knapp and colleagues at Bond University hosted a 2-day workshop presented by the Association for Robots in Architecture (http://www.robotsinarchitecture.org/). This technology represents the future trajectory for architecture to combine conceptual, cultural, and technical complexity through a fabrication strategy where the architect is both designer and builder.

Saturday
Jun222013

Wellington New Zealand LUX Festival

Chris Knapp in collaboration with Bond University colleagues Michael Parsons and Jonathan Nelson are exhibiting their digital fabrication prototype "Atmospheric Tessellation" as part of the WGTN LUX Urban Alive public art festival. If you are in NZ from 21-24 June, have a look!
www.lux.org.nz

Tuesday
May072013

Houses magazine shortlist 

We are thrilled to be selected in the HOUSES Magazine annual awards for the Dragonfly project. It is a honor to be mentioned alongside some of Australia's most notable practices. Winners are announced in July.

https://entry.housesawards.com.au/gallery/2013/3/133

Tuesday
May072013

Dragonfly featured on designboom

We are excited about more publicity for the Dragonfly - this time on designboom

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/chris-knappbuilt-environment-practice-dragonfly/