This Garden installation by architects and engineers at the University of Stuttgart was inspired by the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra and constructed using a novel robotic production process.
- Installation ran from 18 May 2016 to 6 November 2016
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About the Elytra Filament Pavilion
The pavilion explored the impact of emerging robotic technologies on architectural design, engineering and making
Construction of the Elytra Filament Pavilion
This timelapse film captures the construction of the pavilion in the V&A garden
Data mapping: Sensors in Elytra Filament Pavilion
Elytra Filament Pavilion is not just a pavilion, it is a responsive shelter