More stories about Fabrication

  • shelve it

    Renovations to this 100-year-old row house in downtown Washington, D.C., focused on better flow and flexible spaces.

  • prefab five: 'home delivery' opens at moma

  • supplied by architect

    working with fabricators to blur the boundaries between objects and art.

  • Fresh Breeze

    Michelle Kaufmann Designs: NanaWall folding glass patio doors are available in custom sizes and can be fabricated in such species as sapeli mahogany and speced with aluminum cladding.

  • the softer side of steel

    One of the strongest building materials is also a tremendously flexible, decorative spec.

  • the construction zone

    Andy Byrnes put himself through architecture school by building houses, and he enjoyed every minute of it. When he moved to Phoenix after graduation, his priorities were to get his contractor's license and track adown fellow Tulane alumnus Richard Fairbourn.

  • superior interiors

    Architect Jim Zack got his first taste of construction when he was 16. He liked it so much he continued to work as a carpenter for five years before heading off to the University of California at Berkeley. “Architecture was a natural extension of what I had been doing,” he says.

  • vision: transform containers into housing

    The iMac proved that consumers crave high design within economic reach. Architect Michael Graves achieved household-name status selling teakettles at Target. So when Robert Humble, AIA, and Joel Egan, Associate AIA, insist that prefab is about to take off because the public is demanding design...

  • casting about

    A clever architect might consider architectural precast stone, a manufactured product that will bring your project within budget and bring you into your clients' good graces.

  • lavocation

    When I was designing my house, I was loathe to use anything off the shelf,” says Whitney Sander, AIA. “There's something satisfying about designing fixtures and fittings—you can get the exact size and quality of light or mood you like.” Apparently others were also captivated by the translucent...