Soft Tolerance: An Approach for Additive Construction on Site


  • Marta Malé-Alemany,

  • Jordi Portell


Does high precision have to result in highly defined slick forms? Marta Malé-Alemany and Jordi Portell of the FABbots research studio describe their unique approach that relies on the customisation of existing mechanical devices and the use of locally available materials. Though exacting in their execution of machine code, they maintain a delight in the natural characteristics of materials that are shaped with a ‘soft tolerance’.