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Filament Structure close to nature

We are loving the Elytra Filament pavilion structure https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/about-the-elytra-filament-pavilion being pioneered by
the University of Stuttgart that are pioneering the integration of biomimicry, robotic fabrication and new materials research in architecture.

The pavilion explored the impact of emerging robotic technologies on architectural design, engineering and making.

Its design is inspired by lightweight construction principles found in nature, the filament structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra. Made of glass and carbon fibre, each component of the undulating canopy is produced using an innovative robotic winding technique developed by the designers. Like beetle elytra, the pavilion’s filament structure is both very strong and very light – spanning over 200m2 it weighs less than 2,5 tonnes. See video on web link for details.

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