Watch: Silk Pavilion built with the help of 6,500 silkworms

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Beginning with a CNC machine to lay down a primary structure of silk threads, the Mediated Matter research group at the MIT media lab then released a swarm of 6,500 silkworms at the bottom of the scaffold to spin non-woven silk patches to reinforce the gaps across the structure. The geometry of the base structure was created using an algorithm influenced by the silkworm's ability to generate a 3-dimensional cocoon. Watch a video after the jump!

Paper Chandeliers by Cristina Parreño Architecture and MIT

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
  Working with a team of students from MIT, American studio Christina Parreno Architecture constructed this chandelier of cardboard tubes at ARCOMadrid using a mesh structure of wires and cables to hold the canopy. The varying topography was created by cutting the tubes at different lengths.  

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