Assemble, the Turner Prize winning architecture and design studio based in London, are about to wrap up their residency at the A/D/O design work space in Brooklyn. To cap off their ongoing explorations, The Creators Project has produced a video detailing the idea behind their residency pitch entitled “A Factory as It Might Be”. Check out the short film below:
The premise of Assemble’s project was to consider how buildings of the future could be made simply and with a restricted amount of equipment. After researching production methods over history, the studio decided to build a factory on the A/D/O premises to create all of the incorporated elements—from light fixtures to building materials, even cups—using just one ceramic extruder. Their vision is to create a system where a factory could be sent anywhere “in kit form, which arrives onsite and goes up in a matter of days… which furnishes itself and then the surrounding area with its products,” as they describe in the book detailing their process.
Although clearly a mere conceptual investigation at the moment, the idea holds promise. “A Factory as It Might Be” imagines not only a sustainable building model, but also promotes the incorporation of beautiful design sprouting anywhere on the simplest possible terms. Where do you see room for improvement or possible roadblocks for a project like this? Share with us in the comments below.