[bc] has partnered with the DC Public Library Foundation to design and build a mobile, deployable fabrication lab (or "fab lab"), housed in a modified shipping container, to supplement access to library resources while the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library undergoes a three-year renovation, piloting new methods of reaching communities in place. The Container Lab will house a variety of tools that patrons can use, such as a CNC router, a laser cutter, and a 3D printer. These very tools will be utilized in building the structure!
[bc] produced design schematics for this design/build project, pictured above. We recently received a building permit and are set to begin construction on the Container Lab in April.
We will host a number of community build days to engage DC residents in the process, so stay tuned to learn more about how you can get involved!