TEAM: Tim Christ-Hall – Germany

Since the beginning of Industrialization, factories were huge production sites. Besides that people became more and more anonymous due to the rising of cities populations. While in Europe and North America the Industrialization has gone backwards, it only began in lower developed countries. The produced goods like clothing from these countries are mostly cheap mass products with minor quality standards as well as bad social and ecological influences on the environment.

My Concept “Homework” founds on the idea of Garden City and is about spreading up big factories into small handcraft manufactures, which will be located in rural villages where a big amount of cities factory workers have their roots. To connect these new production sites with urban trading places, sustainable transport systems such as E-cars would be used and supplied by solar energy from the manufactures rooftop panels. Furthermore the quality of products could be increased due to the identification between maker and product, as well as the impact of handcraft manufacturing.

In the end it’s important for tomorrows making places to keep social and ecological aspects on one level with the economic efficiency to build up a sustainable but also successful way of producing.

Coordinates of the factory Hall: 21°04’15.3″N 104°14’38.7″E


TEAM: Wewin Inge – Indonesian – University of Sumatera Utara

An ALL-YOU-CAN-DO Dream Job Provider

Dream-Provider Factory is an Indonesia’s massive, innovative, and poverty solution’s factory; located float in Sawarna Beach, Lake Toba, Pink Beach and many more as necessary, which are some of Indonesia’s natural beauty. A show-off and trigger of this country’s ample, supply of natural resources, the extraction and refining of fossil fuels and other minerals, therefor Indonesia has the Newly Industrial Country’s potential to begin with. Despite of those richness world sources, income generator and industries, Indonesia do have increasing workplaces, populations and employment providers, yet decreasing unemployment year after year.

Indonesia’s unemployment rate is 5,94% from total population of 238million people, approximately 7,45million people are jobless. The biggest factors of the unexpected problem in this developing country are over-population, high demand workforce and limited choice of life purpose. So here it is, the ALL-YOU-CAN-DO and DO-WHAT-YOU-LOVE factory presents.

Future factory’s technology transformation such as online product trading, robotics and 3D printing are not big deals anymore. Simply rent/buy/borrow a prefab ALL-SIZE box, and do the business! Mass productions, industrial exhibition/fair, industrial import-export, online groceries, internship, even creating a Google-Like working atmosphere office! Individually or companies are welcome too! Say no to JOBLESS, say yes to BETTER FUTURE!


TEAM: Alexandra Ntousi – Maroe Boutsi – Greek – Technical University of Crete

An experiential promenade around life, where no life exists.

Inside an abandoned quarry, the atmosphere is unearthly. It dares you to experience life in a deserted and decayed world. Through such a contradiction, life reaches to you, being huge as always. One would say that the path we all follow as we grow older is already made by the patterns of the western civilization, that every one of us knows the way of things to go. However, the question stands. What would that be like if, for a moment, we realized that this fixed point of view about life is very similar to a factory’s production line? Would we change our lives if we understood that this production line is nothing but someone else’s choice, while in reality we can un-make it at any point and step away from the standard route? Choose again, from the beginning, breaking the production line. Thus, we walk around inside the ruins of the old quarry, experiencing birth as a beginning, followed by the always smiley child, the dark and twisted teenager, the adult whose multidimensional perception of the world is finally wide open in front of him and then by the elderly for whom life is nothing less than a big, great party.


TEAM: Jin Young Chang – South Korean

A Residential Food Factory

Made it home. tired. HUNGRY. FOOD.
Fridge? empty. Groceries? too tired.
Delivery it is. Pizza? That works.
Full. Don’t feel great. Need to eat better.
Order groceries? Milk. Eggs. Bread. Meat.
Veggies. New product? Falling Gardens?
The next appliance to appear in every kitchen.
Streamlines access to fresh produce.

Bring the farms into our homes.
Falling Gardens can grow all sorts of produce.
Hydroponic system transitions from NFT to drip.
Convenient pH and nutrient management.

NFT? Drip hydroponic? What can you grow?
Rosemary. Chives. Parsley. Oregano. Dill. Sage. Basil.
Lettuce. Arugula. Spinach. Watercress. Kale. Swiss Chard. Berries.
Squash. Celery. Cucumber. Tomato. Peppers. Radish. Eggplant.

Sounds great. How do I install this at home?
The system connects to any kitchen sink.
All water used in the system can be greywater.
Falling gardens filters from the sink and internally.
Filtered water in the tank can go to potted plants.
Before entering the reservoir, nutrients are controlled.

It seems easy enough. Should I get it?

I do need to eat more vegetables…


TEAM: Cheung – Canadian – Carleton University

Manufacture on demand

Blue Collars. Mass Production. Large Facility. Why do we associate factory with those vocabs? In a new era of manufacturing, I believe in the notion of a factory with advanced technology that is capable of producing products on demand in an efficient way. The facility places an emphasis on the threshold between vertical space and systematic flow.

Consisting of four stages, this facility manufactures small electric devices. The process begins with the delivery of raw material. These materials are sorted and stored in a depot before feeding onto the 3D printing floors using a vertical conveyor belt. 3D printers utilize selected raw materials to print out parts on demand. The parts would then be transferred to the assembly floors for robotic assembly. Finally it will be packaged and sent to the sky deck for drone deliveries to end consumers. The factory positions itself as a space efficient and tech-savvy community that can coexist with Class A office towers.


TEAM: Rajeeb Hazra – Christine Porna Adhikari – Bangladeshi – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

M.Arch, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

They Came, We made, All enjoyed

When we think of a factory we think of it as one big building with a feeling that its big compared to us. We wanted to downsize that feeling, make it more humane. Our concept was to recycle unused military trucks and turn it into small industrial units for small scale industries where they can be added up with flexibility regarding various needs of production line.

Another thing was they will be colorful yet will not be conspicuous. When we see a set of military trucks we see a  sign of negative situation but in this case this will serve as hope, enjoyment and happiness associated with making something.

The making units will move towards areas where people need work, will serve them using their skills then move on. So the units will be the economic migrants in a sense not people. It will be a positive force in keeping social and family bonds intact in an indirect way.

The units will act as makers that move, serve and knit bonds with and with a community!


TEAM: Isolina Mahmoud – Brazilian -Beirut Arab University

Kinetic Shelter for Comfortable Reading in Public Spaces

The design is based on a repetitive unit which interacts with both light and acoustic factors. The conic shape of the unit helps to maximize indirect sunlight and blocks direct sunlight as well as it blocks acoustics. The outer oval edge of the unit opens and closed due to the reading of the light and acoustic sensors.

The surface is done through kangaroo plugin and the unit is morphed over the surface. As well as the unit is tested through Arduino to check its interaction with light and acoustic.


TEAM: My Forell (Sweden) – Oliver Pankhurst (England) – Jennifer Whittaker (Northern Ireland)

Water – One of the world’s unutilised resources

With the current situation of Great Britain leaving the EU our team was concerned with the situation of Northern Ireland, an often forgotten part of the UK though its detachment from the mainland. Therefore we created the solution of Northern Ireland becoming self-sustaining entity using it’s greatest asset, rainwater. Through our interpretation of a factory as a series of processes, we created a system designed to enhance growth of the population and economy by creating a national factory.

With the changing climate, fresh water is a limited resource in the world, and at the parts where it is abundant, it is not used to it’s fullest potential. Through the process of collecting and desalinating water, Northern Ireland can produce drinking water as well as convert it to energy. The British Isles are characterised with its damp climate, and Northern Ireland is no exception. With the abundance of water, it can be shipped out to the rest of the world, creating trade as well as a market. With the increased trade, Belfast can then expand their shipbuilding industry, thus creating jobs while bringing back it’s traditional role for a modern need.


TEAM: Christopher Gulinao – Canadian – University of Calgary


Eirik Raude is _____________?


  1. a) A Norwegian explorer and settler


  1. b) The world’s largest mobile offshore oil rig


  1. c) The world’s first repurposed oil rig turn mobile desalination plant


  1. d) All of the above


Answer: D) All of the above

Named after a legendary Norwegian explorer, the Eirik Raude is the world’s largest mobile oil drilling platform of its class, sailing to treacherous parts of the ocean and drilling miles into the earth for oil.

But what does the future hold for Eirik and many other platforms once it retires from its oil drilling duties? Perhaps the solution can be found right where it stands; not in oil, but on the water. Instead of drilling and processing oil, the future of Eirik and many other oil platforms can be repurposed into mobile reverse osmosis desalination plants, sailing to drought-stricken and developing coastal areas, producing potable water where it is scarce.


TEAM: Ioanna Athina Papageorgiou, Marios Salatas – Greek – Architect Engineer

The “NIMA project”_ a cooperative threads’ industry of recycled textiles

It is about a spinning factory that produces yarns and threads [nima*] through a special elaboration of used pieces of clothing. This factory could be located on Greek cities (or industrial areas), whereas similar activities used to be undertaken. On that way, it is able to be achieved a double goal. Firstly, residents of those places can be reconnected to their old customs and this type of industry can be revived. Secondly, local economy could be flourished, or at least be relieved from the acute economic crisis. Furthermore, apart from the process of making threads, this enterprise could hold courses of knitting. Finally, it is important the fact that individuals should bring old textiles and clothes. That presupposes a vivid network of “incomers and outcomerS”, which enhances the socialiSation of the city and extends the experience and knowledge of citizens. Production, cooperation, recycling and knitting classes are the main functions of this redefined threads’ industry. Hence, this factory is an anthropocentric capacitor of creation and communication, which attends to abolish the typical machines’ set-up. It is a pole in the city which strives to turn into a generator of financial and societal development.

*nima means threads in greek language

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