Cutaway Revealing Distribution + Transit Hub
       
     
Cutaway Revealing Subterranean Systems + Manufacturing Hub
       
     
Interior of Human + Printer Maker Space
       
     
Drone View of Urban Inlay Building
       
     
Rendered Site Plan
       
     
Piazza Level
       
     
Subterranean Systems Plan
       
     
Subterranean Objects
       
     
Ontographic Diagram of Programmatic Objects
       
     
Cutaway Revealing Distribution + Transit Hub
       
     
Cutaway Revealing Distribution + Transit Hub

The Urban Inlay is a design project from the Multifarious Futures studio taught by Robert-Stuart Smith at PennDesign. Tasked with envisioning the role of manufacturing in the future, Urban Inlay is an Amazon rapid manufacturing and distribution center for Singapore. Because of automation, new delivery methods, and 3-D printing, manufacturing is a cleaner process requiring a smaller foot print. In the future manufacturing facilities will no longer have to exist on the outskirts and can be more integrated members of the urban context. Urban Inlay proposes a manufacturing facility situated within a space that might typically be a central plaza in a Central Business District. With its automated functions submerged underground and its human occupied spaces above ground, the 3-D printed skin becomes both building and landscape creating a novel urban environment and new relationship between the things we make and how we live.

Cutaway Revealing Subterranean Systems + Manufacturing Hub
       
     
Cutaway Revealing Subterranean Systems + Manufacturing Hub
Interior of Human + Printer Maker Space
       
     
Interior of Human + Printer Maker Space
Drone View of Urban Inlay Building
       
     
Drone View of Urban Inlay Building
Rendered Site Plan
       
     
Rendered Site Plan
Piazza Level
       
     
Piazza Level
Subterranean Systems Plan
       
     
Subterranean Systems Plan
Subterranean Objects
       
     
Subterranean Objects
Ontographic Diagram of Programmatic Objects
       
     
Ontographic Diagram of Programmatic Objects