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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
13-17 November 2018
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

WEBSITE

www.media.mit.edu

Silk pavilion

Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.

Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales. The primary structure was created of polygonal panels made of silk threads generated by a machine. Inspired by the silkworm’s ability to generate a 3D cocoon from a single silk thread, the overall geometry of the pavilion was created using an algorithm that assigns a single continuous thread across patches, providing various degrees of density. To produce the pavilion, a swarm of 6,500 silkworms was deployed as a biological ‘printer’.

MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

WEBSITE

www.media.mit.edu

Silk pavilion

Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.

Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales. The primary structure was created of polygonal panels made of silk threads generated by a machine. Inspired by the silkworm’s ability to generate a 3D cocoon from a single silk thread, the overall geometry of the pavilion was created using an algorithm that assigns a single continuous thread across patches, providing various degrees of density. To produce the pavilion, a swarm of 6,500 silkworms was deployed as a biological ‘printer’.

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