“Bending the Line,” an essay focused on the Zippered Wood project, has been included in the FABRICATE 2020 publication. The essay highlights the research of Associate Professor Blair Satterfield, MArch students Derek Mavis and Alexander Preiss, Workshop and Digifab Manager Graham Entwistle, as well as Blair’s HouMinn Practice partner and University of Colorado Denver Professor Marc Swackhamer, and University of Colorado’s Matthew Hayes. 

The piece outlines how the research team developed experimental prototypes that transform the standard 2×4 and challenge conventional wall construction.

FABRICATE explores the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century.