Large, highly-accurate prefabricated parts minimized labor on-site
Every part of the interior was fabricated off-site with a powerful three-axis CNC machine. The design algorithms divided up the architectural forms into discrete elements that could nestle onto 12 ft × 4 ft (3.7 m × 1.2 m) panels, all automated and optimized by the architectural team. The parts were milled with dowel holes so they could be easily located spatially without requiring much other than sequencing correctly, alignment, and gluing or nailing.
The goal was to minimize labour on-site, and to a large degree this was achieved, as larger and larger finished parts were delivered to site – for example, entire office floors or the reception desk shipped as completed elements that only needed to be positioned on-site.
Since all the elements were milled, the integration of secondary elements such as lights or ventilation was very simple, literally milled into the woodwork - the lights just dropped into pockets in the wood, the vents or sprinkler heads attached with a simple screw.