Archive for the ‘Fabrication’ Category

Design Lab: Sandbox Install

We’ve been journeying to Queens to begin installing Sandbox, the first of five new workshop spaces in Design Lab at the New York Hall of Science. The plywood cabinet desk with built-in storage is fabricated at our shop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and installed on site, while the museum remains open to visitors.





Watch this video for a roundup of the design, fabrication and installation process of Sandbox:

To learn more about Design Lab and the four new workshop spaces, visit this page.

Structural engineering by Laufs Engineering Design (LED).

Heartwalk Assembly

We’re in the throes of assembling the components for the Heartwalk. After removing all the hardware and planing the planks, we’ve been cutting them to size for assembly into the array that will form the inner and outer walls. The structure will be pre-assembled into sections that we will transport and install in Times Square over approximately 12 hours.


A view of the south-side being mocked up.


A view from between the interior and exterior walls.


Note all the holes from where original boardwalk screws were removed.

Situ on Designer Pages Media by Otto

Recently, we were interviewed to be part of the Studio Space portion of Designer Pages Media by Otto. Otto aims to facilitate a connection between architects and manufacturers through their search platform. Check out their video of our conversation below…

Announcing Situ Fabrication on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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Lobby Feature Wall and Reception Desks

We are currently fabricating a series of architectural features for a lobby renovation in Manhattan.  The project includes 3 facetted Corian reception desks and a series of folded aluminum feature panels.  Each 11′ tall frame will be clad in perforated aluminum composite material and appear to fold out from the wall.  The 27 panels, each with unique geometry, will line a 150′ long lobby corridor adjacent to the reception desks.

Y-3 Projection Wall


On September 9th 2012, Y-3 celebrated their 10th Anniversary with their 2013 S/S Fashion Show. As a backdrop to the celebration, Y-3 commissioned artist Dev Harlan to create 200 foot long 3D projection wall with an array of 660 skewed pyramids. For the fabrication and installation of the wall, Dev turned to Situ Fabrication.

The pyramids were CNC cut out of light-weight Ultraboard and then folded and seamed as sets of three. Interlocking tabs were integrated to quickly attach the pyramids to a plywood substructure. Dev Harlan then mapped projections to the 3D geometry and brought the wall to life.

More photos of the project are available here.

Hava Opening Event


Some photos taken by our good friend Keith Sirchio at the opening of the Hava Nagila exhibition on Wednesday evening at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.


Carpet Art Auction at Interface


Yesterday evening we joined members of the design community to support DIFFA. Interior Design hosted the Carpet Art auction as part of Idea Lab 2012 to benefit the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids. Situ Studio was among a group of artists and designers asked to come up with innovative pieces using only carpet tiles and materials.

Above an image of Situ’s Modular Acoustical Wall contribution. The modules are constructed out of individual carpet tiles that are scored, folded and assembled into 3-dimensional units that can be tiled and arranged in multiple configurations.

A detail of the carpet modules.

The event was sponsored by Interface and held at their Midtown-Manhattan showroom. At the left of the photo a piece by Elizabeth Von Lehe/ICrave Design.

Hava Nagila: A Song for the People


For the past few months we’ve been developing prototypes for an upcoming exhibition we are designing in collaboration with our neighbors MTWTF titled “Hava Nagila: A Song for the People” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The exhibition, which will open on September 13th, explores the history of this song from its origins in 19th century Ukraine all the way through its diverse and eclectic contemporary incarnations.  Below are a few mock-ups that we have been working on that incorporate content from the exhibition as laser etched images and text into carpet tile. Much of the exhibition material will be displayed this way. We will be posting more progress on this project in the coming weeks. Thank you to FLOR for joining as material sponsor of this exhibition.

Dutchess County Residence


Last month Situ Fabrication produced a media cabinet and bed frame designed by Allied Works Architecture for a residence in upstate New York. The media cabinet is built out of stainless steel and custom mahogany and white oak plywood. The doubly-curved chamfer on the cabinet faces reveals the alternating layers of the plywood and allows access to the integrated door pulls.

The bed frame is made out of solid walnut with composite metal on chamfered faces.

More photos of the project are available here.


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