This Fab Lab belongs to the Higher School of Architecture in Donostia-San Sebastián at the University of the Basque Country. It is specialized in architectural education and research issues. Many Courses of the Bachelor in Architectural Fundamentals are taught using digital fabrication techniques and some PhD thesis have been developed using our tools as well. Since 2010 we have been working mainly with subtractive processes as CNC and laser cutting machines but gradually other types of systems have been incorporated like additive machines or 3D scan. Nowadays the laboratory is fully operative as a Fab Lab.
We are open all year long and a technician is employed full time for any task related with the lab. Besides, in 2016 one lecturer from our staff (F. Gonzalez Quintial) obtained the FabAcademy diploma.
Fab Lab Donostia was started in 2011 as digital fabrication space. Nowadays digital techniques are highly integrated in the school’s activities and some courses are based on parametric and digital design processes. New possibilities are rising up through the use of new machines and the collaboration with other institutions.