Author Archives: Josh Lobel

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Sky/Light v6

Sky/Light v6 is the 6th iteration of a reflective panel installation in a light-well outside a main floor window of a private residence in NYC. The purpose of the installation is obscure the view to the apartment buildings beyond and … Continue reading

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Solar Chandelier

i was asked to prepare a series of conceptual design ideas of a ‘solar’ chandelier to bring natural light down through a four-story residential grand staircase. The main idea was to use some sort of solar concentrator, such as a … Continue reading

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MIT Mobile Fab Lab

Built in association with the Center for Bits and Atoms at the MIT Media Lab and the Digital Design and Fabrication Group in the Computation Group of the Architecture Department, the Mobile Fab Lab is a prototype is a computer-controlled … Continue reading

3PlC_Assembled 2007 Josh Lobel. All rights reserved.

3-Plane Connection

One of the problems given in a digital fabrication class I took at MIT, Course 4.592 – Research in Digital Fabrication with Prof. Larry Sass, was to design, fabricate, and assemble a joint that could resolve the intersection of three … Continue reading

LegoBot_Preview 2007 Josh Lobel. All rights reserved.

LegoBot

In between the Fall and Spring semesters is MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP), a special four-week term during which students, faculty, staff, and alumnae can organize, sponsor, and take part in a large number of unique courses and activities. Various … Continue reading

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Flat-Pack Chair

Begun in association with the course Inquiries into Design and Computation at MIT, the Flat-Pack Chair was continued as an independent design project with Dimitris Papanikolau and Magdalena Pantazi. The chair takes its form and structural integrity from the properties … Continue reading