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paolo cascone

codesignlab

http://www.codesignlab.org

viso santa maria apparente, 44, Naples, Italy
Born in Italy (1976) and grew up between west indies and east africa, Paolo Cascone has started his research between urban ecologies, digital fabrication and self-construction during his master at the AA School in London and continued it while accomplishing a phd in environmental engineering in Rome. paolo's work has been published on international design magazines and he has been lecturing widely. more recently he has been appointed scientific director of the African Fabbers School.

African Fabbers Factory [AFF]


how european architecture could learn from african manufacturing

African Fabbers Factory [AFF]


how european architecture could learn from african manufacturing
advanced african manufacturing initiative for improving european constructions
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Considering vernacular architecture as one of the major source of inspiration in sustainable design, the project intends to build new architectural components and prefabricated housing solutions that could be exported and adapted also into the European context. As a matter of facts the majority of the raw materials used widely in building construction as well as in advanced technologies are coming from Africa without a real economic feedback for the continent. Such approach would be a chance for African economies to transform their own material systems creating “local industries” with the aim to generate new labour opportunities. With this premise the [AFF] project intends to explore new-vernacular design as paradigm for digital manufacturing for sustainable construction that could be exported from Africa to the European market. The project is an applied research activity developed in partnership with the African Fabbers School based in Cameroon


thinking design workshop, douala cameroon

design to building, dakar senegal

wooden factory , douala cameroon

3d printing laboratory, douala cameoon

cnc laboratory, douala cameoon

African Fabbers Factory [AFF]


how european architecture could learn from african manufacturing

African Fabbers Factory [AFF]


how european architecture could learn from african manufacturing
advanced african manufacturing initiative for improving european constructions
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Considering vernacular architecture as one of the major source of inspiration in sustainable design, the project intends to build new architectural components and prefabricated housing solutions that could be exported and adapted also into the European context. As a matter of facts the majority of the raw materials used widely in building construction as well as in advanced technologies are coming from Africa without a real economic feedback for the continent. Such approach would be a chance for African economies to transform their own material systems creating “local industries” with the aim to generate new labour opportunities. With this premise the [AFF] project intends to explore new-vernacular design as paradigm for digital manufacturing for sustainable construction that could be exported from Africa to the European market. The project is an applied research activity developed in partnership with the African Fabbers School based in Cameroon


thinking design workshop, douala cameroon

design to building, dakar senegal

wooden factory , douala cameroon

3d printing laboratory, douala cameoon

cnc laboratory, douala cameoon


Idea by

paolo cascone
codesignlab
viso santa maria apparente, 44
Naples
Italy
Born in Italy (1976) and grew up between west indies and east africa, Paolo Cascone has started his research between urban ecologies, digital fabrication and self-construction during his master at the AA School in London and continued it while accomplishing a phd in environmental engineering in Rome. paolo's work has been published on international design magazines and he has been lecturing widely. more recently he has been appointed scientific director of the African Fabbers School.