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New York's First Prefabricated Apartments 2015

The first micro units design by nARCHITECTS will be unveiled in Summer 2015. The 260 square feet housing units will be the first step in solving New York's demand for affordable housing and spacing for residents entering the New York rental market. The units will be stacked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring.

New York City zoning and density rules originally set a minimum apartment floor area of 400 square feet. However, this regulation was waived for My Micro NY in the interests of creating more affordable housing. The inflated rental market has made it difficult for renters those seeking housing in new york, particularly singles and students with tight budgets. The units will be comprised of 32 stories and 55 individual apartments, features include 9 and 10 foot ceiling heights, Juliette balconies, and concealed storage space.

Pictures: nARCHITECTS / NY Mayors Office

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FABberz BETA LAUNCH!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs0puOZOZrw] FABberz is pleased to announce the BETA launch of its site, www.fabberz.com.  FABberz is an online web platform which lets artists and designers physically test and sell their digital fabrication design ideas.  For the BETA release, designers will be able to upload and order laser cut designs.  Other fabrication methods such as CNC Milling and 3d Printing can be uploaded to share with others, however they cannot yet be fabricated... coming soon!

Students and professional designers alike are encouraged to become a FABber today and open up your creativity to world. Today you can begin testing designs that are still in the ideas realm, and begin selling products that are ready to be fabricated!  The learn more or to become a FABber, visit www.fabberz.com.

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FABberz tiene el placer de anunciar el lanzamiento en version BETA de su página web, www.fabberz.com. FABberz es una plataforma web que permite a artistas y diseñadores testear físiscamente sus diseños y comercializar sus proyectos e ideas. Para la versión BETA, los diseñadores podrán subir sus diseños y fabricarlos usando una cortadora laser.Otros diseños para los que se precisan otros tipos de máquinas de control numérico, como serían las fresadoras y la tecnología de impresión en 3d, pueden subirse también para compartir con el resto de la comunidad FABberz, aunque dichos diseños no podrán fabricarse todavía...esperamos poder añadir este servicio lo más pronto posible!

Animamos tanto a estudiantes como diseñadores profesionales a convertirse en un FABber hoy mismo y abrir sus diseños e ideas al mundo. Puedes empezar a probar tus diseños que están aún en proceso y empezar a comercializar los productos que están ya listos para ser fabricados! Si quieres saber más sobre como convertirte en un FABberz y unirte a nuestra comunidad , puedes encontrarnos en www.fabberz.com .

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Deep Forest Chair

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Deep Forest Chair by Kibardin design www.kibardindesign.com

The chair is made of 374 dowels that are shaped into a chair-like form, some serving as support and some just to create a rhythmic pattern. It is an example of a complicated 3D surface out of simple geometrical shapes. The wooden round cross-section bars have different length and through the accurate calculation of angles of incidence it forms a sleek and friendly surface in places of human contact. On the other hand it is a deep forest. Some of the trunks serve as a support, but on the whole you observe a nice chaos.