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Office renovation, Boston MA – dECOi architects

'An office refurbishment that relentlessly deploys numeric command machining of sustainable plywood to evidence the versatility and efficiency available via CAD-CAM design-build processes. The project displaces the combinatorial logic of ready-made components typical of late-industrial process for a seamless and non-standard protocol of customized fabrication. A formal aesthetic emerges from these processes , imbuing the design with a curvilinear continuity at a detail and spatial level. In a material sense, the project assumes a radical environmental agenda, using a sustainable and carbon-absorbing raw material (forested spruce), translated efficiently into refined and functional elements via dexterous low-energy digital tooling.’ – MG

Architect: dECOi: Mark Goulthorpe (Principal), Raphael Crespin (Project Architect), Gabriel Blue Cira, Matt Trimble, Priyanka Shah, MIT: Kaustuv de Biswas, Mathematics Prof Alex Scott (Oxford University), Gensler Associates: Helen Heitman, Pablo Garcia (Consultant), Tricore: Paul Jacobson (General Contractor), CWKeller: Shawn Keller (Millwork Contractor), Client: CChange Investments / Zero+, Photos: Anton Grassl
One main decoi architects. Sustainability and digital fabrication