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IMBY Building Kit / Adriano Pupilli Architects

  • 09:00 - 31 March, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
IMBY Building Kit / Adriano Pupilli Architects
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  • Fabricator

    Quartersawn
  • Assembly Team

    Matthew Ryall, Ben Muir, Alex Cassar, Emma Harrison, Adriano Pupilli and Harry Dillon
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Text description provided by the architects. IMBY™ stands for In My Back Yard. It is a building kit that encapsulates the simplicity and elegance of ancient woodworking techniques with the efficiency and sustainability of digital fabrication and renewable resources, to provide occupants with an easy to assemble and low-cost space solution that you can configure, and reconfigure in response to changing lifestyles and situations.

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Courtesy of Adriano Pupilli

The IMBY™ aesthetic is unique and captivating, more than a style it is the raw expression of its materials and how it goes together. The structural frame of the IMBY™ is modular, extendable as spatial needs dictate, and made up of interlocking mortice and tenon joints. These joints form an integral part of the intuitive assembly process, a major objective of the IMBY Kit; to empower people to build their own flexible, easy to assemble and beautiful architecture in their back yards; on a farm, in the bush or in the city.

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Plans Types 2
Plans Types 2
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The IMBY™ integrates principles of architectural design, such as maximizing natural light, cross-ventilation, vistas, sight-lines, scale, form, volume, and height, into a building kit that responds to Exempt Development requirements to streamline the approvals process, and that is able to be dissected into components that are efficient, sustainable and affordable to fabricate in a factory environment.

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Courtesy of Adriano Pupilli

Fabricating building parts offsite in a factory environment rather than onsite achieves a higher level of control over the efficiency and accuracy of the building process. Machine efficiency is utilized to carry out repetitive tasks, this creates material and cost savings unparalleled by in-situ construction. By “nesting” multiple parts on a 1200×2400 standard building sheet such as sustainably grown plantation pine plywood, we achieve maximum use of the material, which is good for the pocket as well as the planet. 

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Courtesy of Adriano Pupilli

At the heart of the IMBY™ is a structural module (or “bay”) made up of FSC Certified plantation pine plywood layered up to form a series of portal frames that support the roof, wall and floor claddings and linings. The bays can be added or subtracted as spatial needs dictate, or multiple IMBY’s can be placed side-by-side to extend floor area even further, or arranged around an outdoor space or courtyard to create a series of pavilions. Interlocking timber joints form an integral part of the IMBY™ aesthetic as well as provide the backbone for the kit’s intuitive assembly process, enabling people without construction training to rapidly assemble the main structural elements.

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Courtesy of Adriano Pupilli

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Cite: "IMBY Building Kit / Adriano Pupilli Architects" 31 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/913854/imbytm-building-kit-adriano-pupilli-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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