Weaving a web
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London - Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty
Alexander Mcqueen, Savage Beauty. V&A Museum, London
Amsterdam - Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront
Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing)
Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron
Amsterdam - Building for Biodiversity
The exhibition Building for Biodiversity displays how cities can be transformed into an en
What is Luxury?
The exhibition What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today. It addresses how luxury
This year’s ICD/ITKE research pavilion from the University of Stuttgart takes inspiration from a water spider’s web
The Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) continue their series of research pavilions with the new ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15 at the University of Stuttgart.
The 2014-15 pavilion demonstrates the architectural potential of a novel building method inspired by the underwater nest construction of the water spider. Through a novel robotic fabrication process an initially flexible pneumatic formwork is gradually stiffened by reinforcing it with carbon fibres from the inside. The resulting lightweight fibre composite shell forms a pavilion with unique architectural qualities, while at the same time being a highly material-efficient structure.
These building prototypes explore application potentials of novel computational design, simulation and fabrication processes in architecture. This prototypical project is t