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MO Factory

Which manufacturing system might challenge the current construction industry? The manufacturing of CLT might be a solution. MO Factory is a CLT manufacturing factory in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Challenging the existing traditional constructions, MO factory starts with “cores” that first define the interrelationships of manufacturing spaces, and then branch to a network of spaces. There are three dimensional networks of manufacturing and circulation flows for various scales of factory spaces. MO Factory uses CLT and glulam construction methods: “stack of CLT wall panel planes” and long span glulam beams. The name “MO” is from a manufacturing process called “movable type.” There are different modulars in movable type, and the cores are designed to be the connector of modulars. Between these cores, MO Factory offers three specific areas for manufacturing the CLT: the Input Factory, Manufacturing Factory, and Output Factory. The CLT structure works both functionally and structurally. They support all the loading above them and serve as an outlet for the machine modulars. These part-to-whole strategies connect the manufacturing system and building together, but they also can work individually. MO Factory uses CLT construction methods and efficient manufacturing processes using “cores” organization to create a new construction community in Sunset Park.