CUT TO FIT (Barkow)
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We explored tooled sheet metal for its structural potential in architecture, as in the recently designed gatehouse in Stuttgart/Ditzingen, Germany (2007, ﬁgure 8.1). A new CNC-cut façade for the Trutec Building in Seoul, Korea (2007) marks the digital fabrication technology as globally accessible, economical, and viable (ﬁgure 8.2). Applied to the roof of a campus cantina, also in Stuttgart (expected completion 2008), CNC cutting was used to shape sustainable fast-growth wood glue-laminated sections into complex structural forms (ﬁgure 8.3). As these projects demonstrate, fabrication components no longer simply “accessorize” construction, they now contribute to essential structural and cladding systems.