MassBespoke is a digitally enabled construction system developed to address the demand for a fast, high-performance and commercially competitive integrated build system that can deliver cost certainty and bespoke design through a flexible, reliable, digital framework
Massbespoke has been designed from the ground up to leverage the potential of algorithmic design, rapid prototyping, digital fabrication and ubiquitous interconnected BIM design environments, in one single process.
MassBespoke uniquely delivers bespoke design at no extra cost, together with cost certainty from concept stage and fast, consistent high quality construction at competitive rates.
Days of drafting, checking and adjustments are done in minutes enabling world class engineering to be affordable even on small projects.
The complexities of construction are built into MassBespoke making fabrication possible at local workshops anywhere in the world: Assembly is self-instructional (no drawings needed!) and requires only basic construction skills.
MassBespoke enables new service delivery models that engage communities and offer local opportunities to the supply chain, making it attractive to the growing sector of community-led builders and all those who trade with social as well as financial capital.
We aim to deliver the benefits of off-site construction without the restrictions: MassBespoke is a step towards creating a truly innovative construction process that can inteligently and rapidly evolve into an ecology of integrated building products & systems that simplify and enrich building construction.
MassBespoke is a construction system for building superstructure, generated automatically and fabricated digitally to any required shape or size in a workshop near you
MassBespoke superstructure is made up of structural cassettes fabricated from engineered boards such as OSB or Plywood, assembled in factory conditions using a fool proof method that only allows them to be constructed the correct way.
MassBespoke is designed to achieve high standards of environmental performance, optimise use of materials, eliminate waste and remove the need for heavy transport and lifting at all stages of construction.
Cassettes are quick and simple to put together on site and are suitable for use as walls, floors and roof. They weigh <50kg each to be lifted into position by two people.
A team of two can take a day’s work (approximately a single storey) with them to site in a large van.
The cassettes incorporate a variable depth service zone. Building services can be coordinated in BIM so that cut-outs are be pre-formed.
We’re also working on printing schematics directly onto cassettes!
Provisions are made in the cassettes to integrate fixtures for different types of cladding so that it can be coordinated once in BIM and not require setting out on site.
MassBespoke is a software driven physical product that integrates design, structure and fabrication into an automated system that can quickly process bespoke designs
Let the system do the work
Every project is different, but don’t reinvent the wheel on a project by project basis By systematising the whole process, it is viable to offer affordable customisation with world class engineering and detailing even on small projects.
Engineer it well
A systematised process takes care of the day to day work so time and resource can be spent on product development normally only afforded by the largest of projects is made possible by aggregating many small ones. More akin to mass production, this is a paradigm shift in construction.
Fabricate it locally
Any fabricator with a computer controlled router can fabricate MassBespoke with consistent millimetre precision. Meaning there’s flexible global manufacturing capacity already available.
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Make it easy
You don’t have to be an expert - we’ve gone to extraordniary lengths to make cassettes quick and simple to assemble. Our system now integrates all that work into each and every cassette to make sure they can only go together the right way, no matter who’s putting them together.
Develop an Ecology
Other building components can be integrated with MassBespoke, allowing manufacturers to develop pre-coordinated details, streamlined logistics and innovate combined product solutions giving better choices to designers, that eliminating the need for repetitive design work.