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Fablab house is getting ready for the competition to be held on thursday july 17, 2010. Construction in Madrid is going ahead.

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From Construction in madrid

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FabLab  house starts to be constructed, the base and the top panel skeletons


Moving and making room for other pieces


Interior insulations


Slab being insulated


The solar Fablab house team


Construction in progress


Coating the exterior panels


Flipping the panels


Exterior panels constructed


FabLab House Team discussing


Solar House presentation in Barcelona before going to Barcelona


Few of the last pieces being carried away to Madrid


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Solar House construction has finally started at IaaC. There are over 1500 structural components arrived from FinnForest/Merk factory in Germany.

90% of stab pieces have installed

Inside of one of the legs for mechanical space

Researcher Jezi Stankevic checks slab pieces with plan

Structural Ribs

Installing the structural bridges

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70% of structural pieces were delivered to IaaC from Finnforest / Merk, Germany. All pieces are unloaded to IaaC space and ready to be assembled.

Structure team standing in front of the track from Germany

Unloading first piece

Unloading one of the biggest pieces

Unloaded pieces

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Solar House Fabrication Seminar hosted an intensive 4 days workshop starting Thursday 22nd, April to Sunday 25th for finalizing the design of the ramp, interior, landscaping, and facade as well as the new tool Shopbot training  for the preparation of coming weeks of construction.

Workshop starts with introduction of the scope of work by IaaC director Vicente Guallart

IaaC master students with 1:9 scale model

Ramp study model

Landscape study

Final Structure model assembly

Facade study

Shopbot training

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Solar House partner Finnforest Merk have succesfully fabricated the structural panels. Each element is engraved and cut by a large scale CNC milling machine “Kuka” and the 1st truck is on its way to IaaC, scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
 

45mm LVL fabrication process

KUKA cutting LVL panel

Cut out structural pieces

One of structural Ribs

Packing for transportation

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250 sheets of Curvable Plywood have been arrived at IaaC from our wood supplier RADISA. Solar house team has tested it flexibility onto the 1:1 scale mock up.

Mock up with curvable plywood

Researcher Daisuke Nagatomo and Master student Emil Burulyanov installing curvable plywood

Interior

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FabLab  house starts to be constructed, the base and the top panel skeletons


Moving and making room for other pieces


Interior insulations


Slab being insulated


The solar Fablab house team


Construction in progress


Coating the exterior panels


Flipping the panels


Exterior panels constructed


FabLab House Team discussing


Solar House presentation in Barcelona before going to Barcelona


Few of the last pieces being carried away to Madrid


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Fablab house is getting ready for the competition to be held on thursday july 17, 2010.   read more

Solar House research director Daniel Ibanez, researcher Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan visited Finnforest Merk Factory in Aichach, Germany to discuss final production of all structural pieces.

Research director Daniel Ibanez, researcher Minnie Jan and Finnforest Ulrich Müller checking CNC cut LVL piece

Solar House structure is composed of over 1500 pieces which are milled from 2.5m x 12m LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) panel.   read more

Solar House is at the final step of the preparing structure files to be fabricated digitally.   read more

IaaC master students begins the fabrication process.   read more

Director Vicente Guallart and IaaC master students discuss the fabrication of Solar House.   read more

Solar House Fabrication Seminar has started with the brief introduction of Solar House by faculty Rodrigo Rubio to Master Students.   read more

FabLab House research team has chosen BKN system as the house insulation material.   read more

Joseph Lluis Puig from Giscosa, one of Solar/FabLab House partners, came to IaaC to demonstrate Giscosa’s EPDM on full scale mock-up.   read more

IaaC Solar House research directors Daniel Ibanez and Rodrigo Rubio, researcher Minnie Jan and Daisuke Nagatomo, visit HP Spain to see their latest printing technologies for the future collaboration with FabLab House.

HP Latex Inks can print on almost any medium

HP Latex print on glass door

HP Latex printing in action

HP Latex Inks dry immediately and print 1200dpi

HP Latex technology can print on a door

Lecture about Latex technologies by HP

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