This Pavilion In Stuttgart Is A Thin Shell Made From Carbon Fibers
The Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion for 2014-2015.
You can watch a video about the project – here
About the project
The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15 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 fibers from the inside.
The resulting lightweight fiber composite shell forms a pavilion with unique architectural qualities, while at the same time being a highly material-efficient structure. For a more in-depth description, click here.
The finished project
The Development Process
Photographs by ICD/ITKE University Stuttgart