M-Form gives architects, engineers, contractors and their clients the freedom to design doubly curved surfaces and fabricate them in a fraction of the time, material, and energy than current manufacturing methods offer.
As architectural design has embraced freeform design, the trade-off with price remains a major challenge for architects, engineers, and the building industry.
This is due to the inherent diﬃculty of manufacturing non-uniform architectural shapes such as with curves, varying dimensions, and even textures, at reasonable prices and quality.
While billions of dollars are spent on projects that utilize free-form architecture across the globe annually, manufacturing non-uniform architectural shapes is still very expensive and requires a time-consuming, environmentally unsustainable process.
Exterior Cladding Example
The canopy example shown above illustrates M-Form’s extensive capabilities to create freeform design with variably shaped paneling. Each panel is unique and M-Form can be used to make all of them with minimal cost and time implications.
Translucent Acrylic Panel and Solid GFRC Panels
Cast-in-Place Formwork Example
M-Form is also a Cast-in-place (CIP) solution for many different project types including bridges, walls, pylons, and other specialty structures. By providing form liners for on-site CIP construction, M-Form expands the current capabilities of the industry and pushes the limits on design.