Vertical Urban Factory at the Design Exchange

Sept 13 – Dec 9

Exhibition Hall – Paid Admission
Purchase advance tickets here

Can factories be re-integrated into urban centres and present sustainable solutions for future self-sufficient cities? A renowned exhibition and research project presents the history and provokes the future for urban factories coming to the DX from New York via Detroit. It features a timeline comparing industrial technology, social issues, and factory design over the centuries. There is an in depth look at over 30 factories – illustrated with over 200 photographs, diagrams, drawings, models, and historic films. Both historic and contemporary examples of urban factories are displayed including – American Apparel in Los Angeles and the VW “Transparent Factory” in Dresden Germany (designed as a marketing tool). If entrepreneurs and urban planners reconsidered the potential for building factories vertically in cities, this will in turn reinforce and reinvest in a natural feedback loop leading to a new sustainable urban industrial paradigm. Visitors can imagine how the city would be if we brought factories back into urban centres – with additional skilled jobs and vital mixed uses. Local manufacturing is a significant topic in today’s economy – this exhibits shows concepts for the future. Cleaner and greener production could make vertical urban factories the engines of urban revitalization.

Curated by architectural historian and critic, Nina Rappaport.

With contributions from
Duggal Visual Solutions
Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
Israel Berger Associates
Santiago Calatrava Architects
Chilewich Sultan
Netherlands Architecture Fund

A project of New York Foundation for the Arts

AOTC provides AIA Credits

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Mullion VS Mutton


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A mullion is a vertical structural element which divides adjacent window units. The primary purpose of the mullion is as a structural support to an arch or lintel above the window opening. Its secondary purpose may be as a rigid support to the glazing of the window…




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Lamb, mutton, and hogget (UK, New Zealand and Australia)[1][2] are the meat of domestic sheep. The meat of a sheep in its first year is lamb; that of a juvenile sheep older than 1 year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton




From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Muntin…is a strip of wood or metal separating … panes of glass in a window.[1] Muntins are also called “glazing bars”, “muntin bars”, or “sash bars”…