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London - Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty 

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03.04.2015 

Amsterdam - Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront 

Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing) Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron  ...read more

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Amsterdam - Building for Biodiversity 

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What is Luxury? 

The exhibition What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today. It addresses how luxury  ...read more

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

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